Born 1998, Innsbruck
Nationality: Austrian/ Nigerian
Lives and works in German/Belgium
David Uzochukwu is an Austrian and Nigerian artist. Growing up in Luxembourg and Belgium, Uzochukwu delved into self portraiture at age thirteen, and began developing a largely digital practice. It lead to vivid collaborations with artists FKA twigs and Iris van Herpen among others, as well as a commission for the World Wildlife Fund. Their self portrait series A FAMILIAR RUIN was included in group show Dey Your Lane! at Bozar (2016). Further exhibitions include Photo Vogue Festival (2018, 2019), and The New Black Vanguard at Rencontres d’Arles (2021). Uzochukwu was nominated for an ICP Infinity Award in 2019, and named „One to Watch“ by British Journal of Photography the following year. Uzochukwu’s first short film, GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, premiered at Max-Ophüls-Preis in 2021, while their first film installation is in development at CPH:DOX’s lab. Uzochukwu is based in Berlin, pursuing a BA in Philosophy and Cultural Studies.