b. 1993, Lagos, Nigeria

Lives and works in London, UK

Alexander Ikhide is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in photography, collage (analogue/digital), painting and drawing, exploring ideas of the body as well as a merging of photography and painting to produce mixed media works on paper. Through a method of gestural abstraction and mark making, taking on influence from an abstract expressionist tradition alongside ideas explored from the surrealist and symbolist movements which have origins and roots in pre-colonial African traditions and rituals. A mining of the unconscious and psychic projections that lay dormant are visualised and made manifest in the physical, in order to process through and understand what it means to exist both in the physical and spiritual dimensions of one's own being as a person of both African and queer identity. 


2022  MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014   BA (Hons) Contemporary Art & Professional Studies, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK


2023   Homotopic, Cromwell Place, London, UK

2022   The Black Effect, Hogan Lovells, London, UK

2022   In Conversation, Shapero Rare Books Gallery, London, UK 

2022   RCA Degree Show 2022, Royal College of Art, London, UK    

2021   KingDom, Arts Hub Studios, London, UK

2017   Diaspora Dialogue, Winn’s Gallery, London, UK

2017   Unhinged: Ain’t I Beautiful? III, Project Mission Gallery, London, UK

2017   People of Colour : Colouring, Forty Seven Ldn Gallery, London, UK

2014   Past, Present, Future, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Festival, London Design Festival, Oxo Tower, London, UK

2014   The Lonely Londoners: Keep the water Coloured, Trispace Gallery, London, UK

2013   Moving on, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Festival, London Design Festival, Oxo Tower, London, UK


2021   Imperial College EDI Portrait Prize


2021    Black Britain : Writing Back, Penguin Books UK, Cover Art Commission

2020   Kensington and Chelsea Art Week (KCAW) x High Street Windows, Window Installation

2018   AFROPUNK x 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning : People – Art – Resistance, Zine Commission


2023   The Black Joy Project, Harper Collins, New York, United States

2021    Musée Magazine, Issue No.25 - Curation, New York, United States

2020  Portrait of Humanity Vol 2, Hoxton Mini Press, London, UK

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