Photograph by Ade Adekola.
Ade Adekola’s work spans a variety of media: photography, installations, and interactive art. He is a Nigerian-born Architect turned contemporary artist. Self-taught, he has been making images since his early teens. Ade’s eye is influenced by an interesting blend of visual languages that cut across multiple cultures. As an experimental photographer, he uses alternative techniques to celebrate the many possibilities offered by technology through post-production. He works from his private image archive, and occasionally from public archives, to realize many of his works which he makes in discrete series – each exploring different ideas. The result is a body with distinct visual languages which questions and redefines a future path for African photography.