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Ayo Akingbade
Show Me The World Mister

3 May – 20 0ctober 2024

Ayo Akingbade
Show Me The World Mister

Show Me The World Mister is a solo exhibition by Ayo Akingbade comprising of two new film commissions. Shot on location in Nigeria, The Fist and Faluyi are Akingbade’s most ambitious productions to date, building upon her continued interest in history, place-making, legacy and power.

The Fist is a portrait of the Guinness brewery in Lagos, where histories of industrialisation and labour collide; while Faluyi follows protagonist Ife on a journey tracing familial legacy and mysticism in ancestral lands. Both films have been acquired by the Whitworth and will be shown together in a bespoke installation designed by the artist.

Shop the collection

Ayo Akingbade has created a limited edition artwork, Head of Idoani Girl, 2024, exclusively for the Whitworth to accompany her exhibition. Visit our online shop to view and purchase this limited edition print.

The book, Show Me The World Mister is Ayo Akingbade’s first publication, developing work from her touring exhibition of the same name. Published by Chisenhale Gallery and Bookworks, and availible from the Whitworth Shop. 

3 May – 20 October 2024


Image: Show Me The World Mister by Ayo Akingbade is produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spike Island, Bristol; the Whitworth, The University of Manchester; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.

The commission and its acquisition by the Whitworth, The University of Manchester collection, are made possible with Art Fund support. With additional support from the Chisenhale Gallery Commissions Fund and WEVAA (West of England Visual Arts Alliance).