Ayo Akingbade: Show Me The World Mister

10 Nov 2022-5 Feb 2023


Show Me The World Mister is a new film commissioned by artist Ayo Akingbade. Shot on location in Nigeria, the commission builds on Akingbade’s lucid interrogations of history and place, addressing the interwoven histories of industrialisation, colonisation and family.

The film is produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Spike Island, Bristol, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; the Whitworth, The University of Manchester; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Following its Chisenhale premiere, the work will be exhibited at partner venues through 2024.

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).

Corporate Headline Supporter: Kleinwort Hambros.

The exhibition is produced with support from the Rennie Collection.

Chisenhale Gallery’s Talks and Events Programme 2022 is supported by Brian Boylan.


Ayo Akingbade is an artist, writer, and director based in London. Selected screenings and exhibitions include: A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons, Whitechapel Gallery, London; An Infinity of Traces, Lisson Gallery, London (both 2021); Towner International Biennial, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2020); No News Today, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); and Urban Rhapsodies, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York (2017). Her work has been shown at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, among others.