Ayo Akingbade is an artist, writer and director based in London. She works predominantly with film and installation to address themes of power, urban space and stance. Much of Akingbade’s work has documented experiences of rapid social change brought about by gentrification in London, with a particular focus on Hackney, where she was born and raised. Moving between experimental essay films, documentary, and more traditional narrative shorts, her practice is grounded in a commitment to analogue techniques.
Her work has been shown at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; ICA, London and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Recent screenings include; New Directors/New Films; MoMA and Directors’ Fortnight; Cannes Film Festival. Her first major solo institutional exhibition, ‘Show Me The World Mister’, opened at Chisenhale Gallery in November 2022 and is touring until 2024, venues include Spike Island, Bristol and BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art.