David Uzochukwu is a visual artist born 1998 in Austria.

Without formal training, Uzochukwu delved into photography through self portraiture. He focusses on wonder and vulnerability, with a penchant for the slightly surreal.

EyeEm named Uzochukwu Photographer of the Year in 2014, Flickr made him one of their 20under20. In 2015 he was part of Adobe Photoshop’s 25 Under 25.

Interviews on Dazedi-D GermanyBBC BrasilEyeEmOkayafrica.

Clients

Adobe
Esprit d’Ebene
FKA twigs
Ibeyi
Little Dragon
Louis XIII
Nike
Opéra National de Paris
Ozark Henry
Raphaël 
Rebel Yuths
Tout Va Bien
Warner Music
WWF

Crash
Dazed Digital
EyeEm Magazine
Free Magazine
GEO kompakt
Hunger Magazine 
Numéro
Stylist Magazine 
The Photographic Journal
Wonderland

Group shows

2017

Upcoming, 17 November 2017 - 20 January 2018

'Portraits' - Hangar Art Center. Brussels, Belgium

'Portraits - A Relief Exhibition' - Atelier Relief. Brussels, Belgium


'Where Future Beats' - Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia. Venice, Italy


2016

'Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk' - Lagos Photo Festival. Lagos, Nigeria

'Dey Your Lane!' - Bozar. Brussels, Belgium

'Whispering Stills' - Never Apart. Montréal, Canada

'Africa Salon' - Yale School of Art. New Haven, Connecticut

'Unlocked' - ATOPOS CVC. Athens, Greece


2015

'Photoshop 25 under 25' - Adobe Max 2015: Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, California

‘EyeEm Festival’ - Soho House Toronto. Toronto, Canada

‘EyeEm Festival’ - Openhouse Gallery. New York, New York


2014

'iGNANT x Fantastic Frank: A Living Room' - Fantastic Frank Showroom. Berlin, Germany

‘Flickr: 20 Under 20’ - Milk Studios. New York, New York

‘Supersize Yourself with WhiteWall’ - Photokina. Cologne, Germany

‘EyeEm Festival’ - Roppongi Hills. Tokyo, Japan

‘EyeEm Festival’ - Tokyo Institute of Photography. Tokyo, Japan

‘EyeEm Festival’ - Art Basel Miami: The Lab. Miami, Florida

‘EyeEm Festival’ - EyeEm Studio. San Francisco, California

‘EyeEm Festival’ - NUMA. Paris, France

‘EyeEm Festival’ - Alte Teppichfabrik. Berlin, Germany

‘FOM Foto Maastricht’ - 6211 kunstkwartier. Maastricht, The Netherlands

Public talks

2017

'Apple Today' - Apple Store Regent Street. London, UK

'Extra Fort' - Recyclart. Brussels, Belgium


2014

'Show & Tell' - EyeEm Festival. Berlin, Germany

Books

2016

'Hunger: The Book' by Rankin.

'Unlocked' by ATOPOS cvc. 

Selected press

2017

De Standaard: De Brusselse tiener bij wie sterren in de rij staan

ELLE SA: Instacrush David Uzochukwu

PHOTO: Issue 530, Interview.

It's Nice That: David Uzochukwu: the 18-year-old photographer already shooting for Nike

Dazed: Meeting the 18-year-old photographer who just shot FKA twigs

The Fader: You Need To See These Breathtaking Self-Portraits By FKA twigs’s New Teenage Collaborator

i-D Germany: im gespräch mit dem 17-jährigen, der fka twigs für nike fotografiert hat

Stylist Magazine: Cover

MTV: fif david uzochukwu


2016

Hunger Magazine: Issue 10, Interview. 

Instagram: The Strength and Fragility of @daviduzochukwu’s Portraits

Okayafrica: Meet 17-Year-Old Austro-Nigerian Photo Genius David Uzochukwu


2015

i-D: youth lens: the teens capturing the world around them

BBC Brasil: O autodidata de 16 anos eleito 'Fotógrafo do Ano'

Format Magazine: David Uzochukwu: A talk with the young photographer about his captivating work

My Modern Met: Behind The Lens: David Uzochukwu’s Surreal World Explores Vulnerability

EyeEm: Going Pro at 16


2014

D'Lëtzebuerger Land: Die Farben der Melancholie

Boost Nu

7Days: Mijn foto zijn mijn therapie

Vogue.it: Portraits of Ozark Henry

Using Format