Akinbode Akinbiyi

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Akinbode Akinbiyi was born in Oxford, England of Nigerian parents and grew up in England and Nigeria. He is a photographer, curator and writer based in Berlin and working on mega-cities, especially those on the African continent: Cairo, Lagos, Kinshasa, Johannesburg. The city as a space of personal involvement, personal striving to come to terms with the everyday.

Recent group exhibitions: "Afropolis" in Cologne and Bayreuth, 2010; "Pret-a-partager" in Dakar, Capetown, Lagos, Douala, Berlin and Stuttgart, 2009 - 2012. Akinbiyi has curated shows in Germany on DakArt 2008 in Berlin and Stuttgart; on the Bamako Rencontres, also in Germany and has co-curated shows at the Bamako Rencontres on Nigerian photohgraphy, 2001, and on German photography, 2003. He has also led workshops in various countries and says of himself, that he is passionate about photography and the arts.