Akwaeke Emezi, b. 1987 Umuahia, Nigeria                                                                                                                                                          New York | New Orleans                                   


AWARDS

2017 Astraea Foundation Global Arts FundThe Unblinding

2014 BlackStar Film Festival, Best Short Experimental, Ududeagu


FILMS

2020  ''I Am Not Clean''

2017   Take The Mark

2017   ''This World Has Killed Me''

2016   9999 Black Jabs

2016   Break Fruit 

2014   Ududeagu 

2014   Hey Celestial 

2014   Apotheosis 

2014  Waiting All Night

2013   Blesi


EXHIBITIONS

2015 Design is the Personality of the Idea, Lagos, Nigeria (Group Exhibition)

2015 ALULU/ASUSU UDUDEAGU, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, USA


SELECT FESTIVALS + SCREENINGS + PRESENTATIONS

2021   Frieze Talks: Akwaeke Emezi & ruby onyinyechi amanze, Frieze New York

2020  Cinetracts '20, Wexner Center For The Arts

2018  The Unblinding with Akwaeke Emezi and Allison Janae Hamilton, Gavin Browne's enterprise, NYC

2017   New York African Film Festival, Film Society Lincoln Center, NYC

2016   Transforming Provocations-Regime Change, Flaherty NYC

2015   Transoceanic Visual Exchange (Barbados + Lagos + New Zealand) •  50Golborne presents AFRO FUTURES IN MOTION with the Portobello Film Festival, London •  NOW Cinema presents Films Supporting Home Affairs, London • Analogue Eye-Mobile Drive-in Cinema, Vienna •  The New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival, London • Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland

2014   The Boda Boda Lounge Project (Addis + Bamako + Bulawayo + Cairo + Harare + Johannesburg + Kampala + Kinshasa + Luanda + Lubumbashi + Lagos + Santiago) • Film Africa, London •  Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival, Lagos •  BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia • African Street Style Festival, London







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