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Ofunne Azinge - Artist CV

b. 1998, Delta State, Nigeria 


2021 - 2022

MA Painting, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

2018 - 2021

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Arts University, Leeds, United Kingdom 


LLB (Hons) Law, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom


BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom 

Awards and Residencies



Clovermill Artist Residency, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2022

The Arts Club Award, Royal Academy of Arts, 2021

Notable Collections

The Perry Art Collection, USA


Solo Exhibition


 "Where the Light goes, we will surely go"  Curated by Mollie Ellen Barnes 

Group Exhibitions


"Tales for a Stranger", Group show curated by Azu Nwagbogu, Maruani Mercier Gallery, (25th May 2023 - 1st July 2023), Brussels, Belgium

Art on a Postcard, International Women's Day Exhibition and Auction, London, United Kingdom, 2023

"Filling in the pieces in Black", Curated by June Sarpong -  Saatchi Gallery and Maruani Mercier (31st October 2023 - 26th November 2023), London, United Kingdom, 2023

"Filling in the pieces in Black" Immersive Exhibition – Curated by June Sarpong, W1 Curates and Maruani Mercier, Flannels Store Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom, 2023

"Public Displays of Affection", Group Show curated by Mollie E Barnes,  Yusto/Giner Gallery (2nd December 2023 - January 2024), Madrid, Spain 2023


“Greatest Source of My Longing”, Group Show curated by Mollie Ellen Barnes, Barbara Thumm Gallery (5th November 2022 – 17th December 2022), Berlin, Germany

MA Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (9th September 2022 – 16th September 2022), Manchester, United Kingdom 

Art on a Postcard, Summer Exhibition and Auction, London, United Kingdom, 2022

“Reclaiming the Nymph: A force of Nature”, Group Show curated by Mollie Barnes, Gillian Jason Gallery (3rd March 2022 – 23rd April 2022), London, United Kingdom 

“Passports Please”, Group Show curated by Charlie Spot/Subtitle Lab, Hosted by PI Artworks Gallery  (3rd March 2022 – 5th March 2022), London, United Kingdom


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Curated by Yinka Shonibare, Royal Academy of Arts, 2021 (22nd September 2021 – 2nd January 2022), London, United Kingdom

Painting Writing, Group Show, PS Mirabel, Manchester, United Kingdom (25th September – 30th October 2021)

“TSDAP’S New Graduates: 2021 Edition”, Artsy (Online), Curated by TSDAP, Hosted by SHIM Art Network (12th July – 13th September 2021)

“In these four walls” (Online), Leeds Arts University Graduate Show, (5th July 2021 – Present) 


“AND/NOW” (Virtual), Art steps, hosted by Leeds Arts University, Group Exhibition (7th May 2020 -) 


“Bodies in Motion”, (Photography and Performance, group show) The middle floor, Leeds, United Kingdom, hosted by Fresh Junk (20th September 2019)


“SIMULFORAS”, Group Show, Assembly House, Leeds, United Kingdom (25th May 2017)

Selected Press / Publications


“Purpose and Courage: Ofunne Azinge", Interview by Charlie Spot for Subtitle Lab - 2022

“Snooping through Studios: Ofunne Azinge, The State Of The Arts, written by Courtney Spencer - - 2022


Royal Academy, Yinka Shonibare's - Coordinators choice 2021 -

BBC2 (Documentary) – “Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021” – 2nd October 2021

TSDAP’s New Graduates: 2021 Edition: Catalogue 

Alumni Interview, Leeds Arts University -  - 2021

‘5 Black Artists you should know about’, CONTACT, written by Tanica Powell for Black golds festival - - 2021

‘Painting student exhibits stunning portraits at world’s oldest open contemporary art show’ Newsletter, – Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University - 2021

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