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Akinbode Akinbiyi

Akinbode Akinbiyi


Akinbiyi has been a freelance photographer since 1977, a curator, and a writer. Born in Nigeria, he is currently based in Berlin. He works primarily in the four major African cities Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, and Johannesburg, but also resided in cities like Addis Ababa, Bamako, Dakar, Khartoum, and several European, North, and South American cities. He wanders the streets in an attempt to understand and deeply engage with these modern metropolises.

“Photographs are static, but they hold the potential to capture movement – a potential that Akinbode Akinbiyi employs. Figures fly through his frames – horses gallop, people saunter, buildings rise up into the sky as the landscapes that surround them shift and change in a constant cycle of renewal” – Hannah Abel Hirsch. Akinbiyi’s fascination with documenting the seemingly mundane, everyday ebb and flow of urban life is unmatched. He was part of a group exhibition at MOMA in New York, which opened in May 2023.

Bar Beach Victoria Island, Lagos - From the series Sea Never Dry

Bar Beach Victoria Island, Lagos - From the series Sea Never Dry


Large Scale Photography Courtesy of artist Akinbode Akinbiyi

3m x 3m

Not For Sale


SITE 5: Dorpsteeg


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