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Alexander Ikhide (b.1993, Nigeria/British) 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 with paint, reminiscent of abstract expressionism. The tensions that arise between photography and painting as both distinct forms of representation in art become blurred and indistinguishable. By disrupting an expectant representation of the figurative in his work, and instead opting for a more investigative narrative into an interiority that is fundamentally human and of shared experience.


MA, Royal College of Art, 2020-2022

BA, Bath Spa University, 2011-2014


2022, Interview: Alexander Ikhide, Black Is

2021, ‘Design has the power to encourage people to start reading’: behind the book covers of Black Britain: Writing Back, Penguin

2021, These artists are bringing serious energy to London’s shop windows, Time Out

2020, The striking portraits that speak to humanity now, CNN Style

2020, The Aesthete’s Wish List: 10 Of The Best Things You Can Buy This June, Something Curated

2017, Unhinged: Ain't I Beautiful? III Exhibition, Shades of Noir

2017, This artist is launching a series of POC-only exhibitions, Dazed Magazine

2015, Africa remix: the artists subverting colonial imagery, The Guardian

2015, These young artists are putting Africa on the art world map, Dazed Magazine

2015, African Digital Collage, African Digital Art

2015, The Lonely Londoners Present Keep The Water Coloured, Super Selected


2022, The Black Effect, Hogan Lovells, London, UK (Group)
2022, In Conversation, Shapero Rare Books Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2021, KingDom, Arts Hub Studios, London, UK (Group)
2017, Diaspora Dialogue, Winn’s Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, Unhinged: Ain’t I Beautiful? III, Project Mission Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, People of Colour : Colouring, Forty Seven Ldn Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2014, Past, Present, Future, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Festival, London Design Festival, Oxo Tower, London, UK (Group)
2014, The Lonely Londoners: Keep the Water Coloured, Trispace Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2013, Moving On, AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Festival, London Design Festival, Oxo Tower, London, UK (Group)