Azu Nwagbogu


Azu Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. From June 2018 to August 2019, Nwagbogu was Interim Director and Head Curator of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2007, Nwagbogu established LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography held in Lagos. He is the publisher of Art Base Africa, a virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. Nwagbogu is on the jury of major arts awards and committees such as the Dutch Doc, POPCAP Photography Awards, the World press Photo, Prisma Photography Award (2015), Greenpeace Photo Award (2016), New York Times Portfolio Review (2017-18), W. Eugene Smith Award (2018), Photo Espana (2018), Lensculture and Magnum. Azu Nwagbogu also works as an independent curator with a special interest in future museology, and the development of new models of collaboration.