David Uzochukwu is an Austrian-Nigerian photographer. In his teenage years, he delved into self portraiture. He pursues fantastical and raw visuals, speaking on resilience and belonging: digitally reconfigured landscapes become a refuge for stripped down bodies seeming both strong and vulnerable. Uzochukwu has exhibited at Bozar (BE), Lagos Photo Festival (NG), Off Biennale Dakar (SN), Photo Vogue Festival (IT), and Unseen Amsterdam (NL). He currently studies philosophy in Berlin.”



Group Exhibitions


October 14th to 17th, 2021, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair  - London

October 15 to 24, 2021. Athens International Film and Video Festival. Athens, Ohio, USA (Götterdämmerung)

18.11 - 21.11.2021 Photo Vogue Festival. Milan, Italy.

20.11.2021 - 23.01.2022 Prix Pictet. Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan.

15.12.2021 - 09.01.2022 Prix Pictet. Victoria and Albert Museum. London, UK.



 The New Black Vanguard. Rencontres d'Arles. Arles, France. 

Max Ophüls Preis, Short Film Competition (Götterdämmerung)

 Filmkunstfest MV, Short Film Competition (Götterdämmerung)


"Family Reunion" - 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair  - London

Photo London Digital 


Unseen Photo Festival, selected works Drown In My Magic series

"A Glitch In The System: deconstructing stereotypes” - PhotoVogue Festival / Nov14th-17th ((Milan)

“Pluton: artists in Lagos” premiering at AKAA art fair & design - Paris / Nov 9th-11th

“Liquid Thunder”, Monom Funkhauss (Berlin) with sound installation by William Russell

“Drown In My Magic” premiering at Unseen Amsterdam



"Embracing Diversity" - Photo Vogue Festival

"When Ethics Meets Aesthetics" - Leica Gallery (Milan) curated by Vogue Italia

"Bridge: La Villa Rouge" - Dak'art Off Biennale

"Songes D'Hier, Rêverie Du Présent" - Musée De La Photographie De St Louis, Sénégal



'Where Future Beats' - Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia. Venice, Italy

"Portraits" - Brussels Photo Festival, Hangar Art Center (



'Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk' - Lagos Photo Festival. Lagos, Nigeria

'Dey Your Lane!' - Bozar. Brussels, Belgium. 

'Whispering Stills' - Never Apart. Montréal, Canada

'Africa Salon' - Yale School of Art. New Haven, Connecticut

'Unlocked' - ATOPOS CVC. Athens, Greece 

The Societies of Photographers Convention. London, United Kingdom



'Photoshop 25 under 25' - Adobe Max 2015: Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, California

‘Future London’ - theprintspace. London, United Kingdom

‘EyeEm Festival’ - 

Haus der Universität. Düsseldorf, Germany; 

Soho House Toronto. Toronto, Canada; 

Openhouse Gallery. New York, New York



'iGNANT x Fantastic Frank: A Living Room' - Fantastic Frank Showroom. Berlin, Germany

‘Interstices by Quadri #4’ - Galerie Quadri. Brussels, Belgium

‘Flickr: 20 Under 20’ - Milk Studios. New York, New York

‘Supersize Yourself with WhiteWall’ - Photokina. Cologne, Germany

‘EyeEm Festival’ - 

Roppongi Hills. Tokyo, Japan; 

Tokyo Institute of Photography. Tokyo, Japan; 

Art Basel Miami: The Lab. Miami, Florida; 

EyeEm Studio. San Francisco, California; 

NUMA. Paris, France; 

Alte Teppichfabrik. Berlin, Germany

‘FOM Foto Maastricht’ - 6211 kunstkwartier. Maastricht, The Netherlands




Prix Pictet shorlist

Max Ophüls Preis, Short Film Competition (Götterdämmerung)


Photo London Emerging Photographer Award (Shortlist)

British Journal Of Photography, Ones To Watch

Futures, British Journal Of Photography nominee

Europa im Film - Jury Award 


Cph: lab participant

 ICP Infinity Award - Emerging Photographer (Nomination) 



Canon x Exhibitr Student Photography Award



EyeEm Photographer of the Year

Flickr 20 Under 20

Flickr 20 Under 20 Audience Choice Award: Best Technique


Public Talks


Berlin Photo Week Conference with William Russell

Unseen Amsterdam: “Fluidity of the image” with Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, Joana Choumali, modarated by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger


Us By Night, Antewerp, 

Apple Store, Regent Str. - London


"Extra Fort" projection night, Recyclart - Brussels


'Show & Tell' - EyeEm Festival. Berlin, Germany