Saturday 24th August 2019,

Leo Asemota

Portrait of Leo Asemota by Mayu Ekuni taken in Asemota's London studio.

Nigerian born and London based artist Leo Asemota has worked in photography, sculpture, drawing, live art, film and video, often between and across art forms. His artistic principle is characterized by a sensitive appreciation of choice material, adapting conceptual methodologies to explore ideas bound up with art, technology, history, language, the self and popular culture, the nucleus of which inhabit a symbol, the iconic or opposing principles.


His work has been engaged with in exhibitions, performances, film screenings and symposia, some of which were put on at Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; The British Museum; Contemporary Rooms at EoTLA, London; Museu d’Art Contemporani du Barcelona (MACBA); Tate Modern, London; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Justina Barnicke Gallery, Toronto; Centrum Beeldende Kunst Zuidoost, Amsterdam; BookArt Bookshop, London; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA); Autocenter, Berlin; St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Bodhi Art, New York; and National Portrait Gallery, London.


Photo by Mayu Ekuni

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