ANDREW ESIEBO Tel:+234 8029064626 Skype: andrew.esiebo

Solo Exhibition

2014     Pride: Photographs of West African Barbershops, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK

2012     Na Go. Aesthetics of African Charismatic Power, Padova, Italy

2008   Et si la rue était à l’origine du Football, Paris, France

            For the love of it, Spanish Embassy, Abuja, Nigeria

Group Exhibition (selection)

2015   The Problem of God, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany

          Open Range, Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

          Fantastic, Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town, South Africa

         The View From Here, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK

         Anxiety about God in an Ostensibly Godless, Cirkulations Centralen, Malmo, Sweden

         Visibles-Invisibles, Fondation Blachère, Apt, France

2014 Whose Centenary? Art Project, Benin City, Nigeria

          Doing Hair, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa

          Dakart Biennale, Dakar, Senegal

          Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now, Somerset House, Strand Campus, London, UK  

          Personal Liberties, Raw Material Company, Dakar, Sengeal           

2013  Before: Nigeria, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France

Biennale Cuvee, Linz, Austria

Made in China, Institut Francias Mauritania, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Stadium, Bordeaux, France    

2012  Lagos Live Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria

The Progress of Love, Centre of Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba

          Moving into Space, National Football Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom

         The World in London, The Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom

          Lens on Twelve, Connaught Brown Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2011   Photoqaui Biennale, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France

         Queer Africa, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom

         Papa Migration, Rotterdam, Netherlands

         Beyond Football, Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria and Savvay Center, Berlin, Germany

         Hybrid Lives, Stephen Lawrence gallery, London, United Kingdom

         Nigerians Behind the Lens, Bonham, London, United kingdom

2010 Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil

         Twenty Ten on the Road, Cape Town, South Africa

         On top of the roof projection, Addis Foto Festival, Ethiopia

         Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One Gallery, New York, United State of America

         Lagos Photo festival, Lagos, Nigeria

         Offline FV Film and Video Exhibition, Texas, USA

         Africa See you, see me, Lisbon, Portugal

         Black Motion, S.A.L.E, Venice, Italy

2009  African Photography Encounters Biennale, Bamako, Mali

           Havana, Biennale, Havana, Cuba

           Pride Photographic Exhibition, Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

          Chobi Mela V Photography Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2008 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, "Africa Cinema" Screenings, Beijing China

          Artist Open Studio, Gasworks, London, United Kingdom

          Redeye Projection 08, Manchester, United Kingdom

2007  2 X 2 d’Africultures /Afriphotos, Bamako, Mali

           Noorderlicht Photography festival, Groningen, Netherlands

           Hanging Around, Dortmund, Germany

           Ghana Memories, Accra, Ghana

            Lagos Nocturnal Vibration, Goethe Institut, Lagos,Nigeria

           2006 Football Worlds, Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

          Nouvelles Africaines, Paris, France

Awards / Achievements

2014   Nominated for the Magnium Emergency Funds.

2013  Selected winner The Other Hundred project, by the Global Institute for Tomorrow

          2nd Runner up the 2013 OPENPhoto African Photographic Competition on the theme “Victories and violations: the                     struggle for minority rights in Africa.”

2012  Nominated, Prix Pictet, Photography Prize, Geneva, Switzerland,

2011   Winner, Artistic Creation Prize, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris France

            Finalist, The Sovereign African Art Prize

            Artistic Residency, Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea

            Nominated, National Geography All Road program

            Nominated, Paul Hauf awards, The Netherlands

2010   Nominated, Joop Stewart Master class, World Press Photo Foundation, Netherlands

            Nominated, National Geography All Road program

2009   Selected, Dream Team of Road to Twenty Ten project, World Press Photo Foundation in South Africa

  Nominated, Joop Stewart Master class, World Press Photo Foundation,Netherlands

2008  African Beyond Artistic residency, Gasworks and Photographers Gallery, London,UK

2007   Winner, Visa Pour La Creation Prize, Afrique en Creation, Culture France/Institut Francais, France

2006   First Place, Photoblogs magazine, photo challenge, Online


2010  Road to Twenty Ten-multimedia workshops, World Press Photo Foundation Netherlands in Zambia

2009  Road to Twenty Ten Photographic workshop, World Press Photo Foundation Netherlands in Ghana.

          Noor | Nikon Master Class, Lagos, Nigeria

          Video art workshop, Centre of Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

2008 Pride Portrait photography workshop, Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

          One minute Video art workshop, Center of Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

2007 Photographic workshop, Alliance Francaise/French Embassy Accra, Ghana

 Euroclass Masterclass Noorderlicht Photography, Groningen, Netherlands

2006 Football Worlds Photographic workshop, Goethe- Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

2005 Diploma in Journalism, International Institute of Journalism, Ibadan, Nigeria


2015: Art Talk at the British Council, Lagos, Nigeria.

           Lagos Social Weeek, Lagos, Nigeria

2014: The Kings College London, English Department, U

            Artist Talk at Tiwani Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

2013   Facilitator for workshop and exhibition “Made in China” by the Institut Francias, Nouakchott,


2012 Du salon de lecture au salon de coiffure conference, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France

         VOX ARTIS: Andrew Esiebo at Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal

Artist talks to student of Photography Department, University of New York, Accra campus, Ghana

2012  Religion and Communication, Department of Sociology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

           PechaKucha Night Vol 3, Terrakulture Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

Talk with Photographic students of the School of Arts, Wits University Johannesburg, South Africa

Wide Angle conference on photography as public Art practice, Goethe Institut, South Africa

          Work-in-Progress, Centre for contemporary Art, Lagos

2010 Africa United book, Ajax Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

           How to Score in International Market for African Journalist, Hague, Netherlands

2008 Lagos/London Andrew Esiebo and Nilu in conversation, Goldsmiths University, London.

Africa Beyond Panel Discussant, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK

           Artist Talk, Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Visiting Artist Talk, Gasworks contemporary art organization, London, UK

Student of Creative department, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

2007 Living Queer African, Mains d’Œuvres, Paris, France

          Redeye Monthly photography Meeting, Manchester, United Kingdom

Collections (selection)

2014 USA Embassies Art Collection

2012 Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2011 Tafeta+Partners, London, United Kingdom

 Agence Française de Développement, Paris, France

Publications (selection)

2014 Time Magazine: Lightbox

Geo Lino, Germany

Le Point, France
New Times, Rwanda

 Internatiozionale, Italy Financial Time

BBC Africa (TV)
BBC World service (Radio)

The Guardian, UK,
Think Africa Press
Art Daily
World policy Journal, USA

2013 New York Times Lens

         Sunday Times, United Kingdom

        Courier International

         Daily Mail UK

        The Guardian

        Art cities of the Future-21st Century Avant-Garde, Phaidon publication, United Kingdom

         Financial Times, United Kingdom

         Na God: Aesthetics of African Charismatic Power, (Monolog), Grafiche Turato Press, Italy

2012 Geo, Paris France

         Wing magazine, Arik Airlines, Nigeria

2011 Wing magazine, Arik Airlines, Nigeria

         Arise magazine, Thisdays Media, United Kingdom/Nigeria

         Time Out Lagos, Time out Nigeria

2010 Nigerians Behind The Lens, Inden publication, Nigeria

         Africa United, KIT Publisher, Netherlands

          Unifying Africa, Photo Garage, Nigeria

          Blast Magazine, Sound City Media, Nigeria

2009 Political Spirituality: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria, University of Chicago Press

          Time Out Abuja, Nigeria

        Arise magazine, Thisdays Media, United Kingdom/Nigeria

2008 Geolino magazine, Germany

        Snapp photography from Africa photographic magazine, South Africa

        A History of Nigeria, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

       Lagos a city at Work (second edition), Glendora books, Nigeria

2006 Nigeria: Culture and Natural Heritage, Liaia Libros/ Gas Natural/ UNESCO, Spain

          Private International review on Black and White photography, Italy

        Voice works art magazine, Australia