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An Evening with Ayo Akingbade

Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6PM
Studio 2

Please join us for an evening of films and conversation with artist Ayo Akingbade.

Akingbade’s enigmatic and vividly-rendered films deconstruct systems of power with a singularly candid and genre-defying approach. Including a selection of Akingbade’s short films from the last seven years produced in the UK, Nigeria, and the US, this event foregrounds works that are exemplary of her autobiographical style. Shown together, they eloquently weave personal memory with communal history, longing with familiarity, the quotidian with the magical in an intimate program grounded in the specific rhythms of place.

Based in London, Akingbade’s award-winning films are presented world-wide, including at Cannes Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, MoMA Doc Fortnight, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, and the Chisenhale Gallery, London.

Main Image: Ayo Akingbade, Red Soleil (still) 2021. © Ayo Akingbade. Courtesy the artist.

Dates + Tickets

An Evening with Ayo Akingbade
Thursday 9
6:00 PM
February 2023

COVID-19 Policy⁣

Campus community: RPI protocols apply. ID check required.⁣
Off-campus audience: Proof of Vaccination or masking with N-95 mask required. ⁣

When events require everyone to wear a mask in the venue, masks will be available on entry.⁣

Presented By

EMPAC Spring 2023



Production Credits

This event is a collaboration between EMPAC and the iEAR Presents series with support from RPI’s ARTS department and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science.


Generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.