Ayo Akingbade Show Me The World Mister At Spike Island

Show Me The World Mister is a new film commission by artist Ayo Akingbade. Shot on location in Nigeria, the commission builds on Akingbade’s lucid interrogations of history and place, addressing the interwoven histories of industrialisation, colonisation and family.

Produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Spike Island, Bristol, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; the Whitworth, The University of Manchester; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. The exhibition is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance programme, supported by Arts Council England.


Ayo Akingbade is an artist, writer and film director based in London. Selected screenings and exhibitions include: A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2021); An Infinity of Traces, Lisson Gallery, London (2021); Towner International Biennial, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2020); Activating Newham: Community & Activism 1980-1991, Create London; No News Today, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Building Space, South London Gallery (all 2019); and Urban Rhapsodies, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York (2017). Her work has been shown at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, MoMA Doc Fortnight and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, among others.

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