Akinbode Akinbiyi was born in Oxford, England to Nigerian student parents, and grew up in England and Nigeria. After a B.A. English degree from Ibadan University, Nigeria, Akinbiyi returned to Europe, where he took up photography, both as a profession and in personal work on large, sprawling megacities. The narrative in the labyrinthian weave of city streets, wandering quietly and gently on hectic highways and less frenetic byways, eyes acute to the immediacy of the here and now and simultaneously the faraway oblique horizon. “Passageways, Involuntary Narratives, and the Sound of Crowded Spaces”, 2016 -2017, was a body of work shown during documenta 14 in both Athens and Kassel, and that to date encapsulates this constantly evolving wandering.
2019-2020 COOP study group: Performing the Living )) (( Living the Performing Reconnecting with Cycles. Tutor Team: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Arlette-Louise Ndakoze. Partner: SAVVY Contemporary
2012 Photography as a Weapon of Uncovering. A DAI-lecture hosted by Museum Arnhem