About Àsìkò

Statement

Àsìkò is a visual artist who expresses his ideas through the medium of photography and mixed media. 

His work is constructed in the narrative that straddles between fantasy and reality as a response to his experiences of identity, culture and heritage.

Each series explores the limits of femininity and masculinity, spirituality and beauty and our relationship with nature and understanding a sense of self in the world we live in. Àsìkò’s visual aesthetic comes with adornment and choreographed movement, juxtaposed with atmospheric locations, symbolism and a distinct seductive charge.

Exhibitions

  • Re:Presentation Adorned, Online Exhibition, Dec 2020
  • Chicago Art Fair A black life Matters, Chicago, Nov 2020
  • Abuja Art Week Adorned, Abuja, Nov 2020
  • Strange Fruit Woman Code, Online Exhibition, Oct 2020
  • Art Paris Art Fair  She is Adorned, Paris, Sep 2020
  • HOPE  Ase series, Sookspace, London, Sep 2020
  • Intersect Aspen  A black life matters, Online Exhibition, July 2020
  • Still Rising The Woman Code, T Michael Gallery, Oslo, Nov 2019
  • NOW Later The Feminine Energy, NOW Gallery, London, Oct 2019
  • Black History Month Layers, Brady Arts Centre, London, Oct 2019
  • Remember you must die Transience, The Sarabande Foundation, London, Sep 2019
  • Next Wave The Woman Code, The Hoxton Arches, London, Mar 2019
  • Invisible Borders Adorned series, Nelly Wandji Gallery, Paris, Nov 2018
  • Common Thread Adorned series, The Black & White Building, London, Aug 2018
  • Conversations + The Woman Code Solo Show Gallery of African Art, London, Apr 2018
  • Looks Like Me Black Panther Portraits, Black Cultural Archives, London, Feb 2018
  • frofuturism Looks Like Me (Black Panther portraits) British Film Institute, London, Feb 2018
  • Adorned series Adorned series, Rele Gallery, Lagos, Oct 2016
  • StyleFusion Adorned series, Gallery of African Art, London, Sep 2016
  • Culinary Samsung showcase art exhibition, Rele Gallery, Lagos, May 2016
  • Layers International Women's Day, South Bank Centre, London, Mar 2016
  • Layers Women's Equality Party, London, Mar 2016
  • Telling Stories Photomonth Festival, Rich Mix, London Nov 2015
  • 125LIVE Drays Walk Gallery, Truman’s Brewery, London, Oct 2015
  • The story within Piazza Covent Garden, London Aug 2015
  • Woman Rele Gallery, Lagos Mar 2015
  • Retrospect Temple Muse Gallery, Lagos, Nov 2014
  • New Africa Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, Jan 2014



Publications

CNN Africa, BBC London, Nataal magazine, Essence magazine, Afropunk, Guardian, Schon Magazine, 125 Magazine, Arise News, FRUK, Blanck Mag, Pride

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