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Current Exhibition:

30 October 2015 - 21 February 2016: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain.

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Karo Akpokiere is a child of the 80’s born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria on a robust and consistent diet of cartoons, comic books and drawing… Read More
Current Exhibition:

30 October 2015 - 21 February 2016: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain.

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Karo Akpokiere is a child of the 80’s born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria on a robust and consistent diet of cartoons, comic books and drawing time. He received a diploma in Graphic Design from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria in 2006.

In his work, Akpokiere attempts to strike an effective balance between the personal and commercial aspects of production in graphic design, illustration and pattern design. Using traditional and digital drawing techniques, he creates works that are experiential and reflective of his interests in employing graphic design, illustration, pattern design to pass messages that are sometimes personal, humorous and social.

Akpokiere has taken part in several exhibitions locally and internationally, including having his first solo exhibition 26/365: An exhibition of Illustrated letters Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria (2011) and the first Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Public Art Exhibition, Lagos (2012). The buses featured a solo showing of drawings by Akpokiere. The images were seen throughout Lagos, on bus routes from Lagos Island to the Mainland.

Akpokiere’s recent group exhibitions have included The 56th Venice Biennale, 2nd Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Double Trouble Exhibition, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany, The Comic-Zeichner Seminar Austtellung at the Comic Salon Erlangen (2014), Another Africa - Contemporary Design in Africa, ULUPUH Gallery, Tkalciceva 14, Zagreb, Croatia (2013), Art Dubai, Markerprogramme (2013), FAX exhibition, South London Gallery, London, England, (2011) and The Green Summary Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria (2010). His most recent solo exhibition : “Old Drawings” was held at the Kunsthalle m3, Berlin Germany (2015) .
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2015: 2nd Berliner Herbstsalon
Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
13 - 29, November, 2015

2015: All the World's Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, International Art Exhibition. Curated by Okwui Enwezor.
9 May - 22 November.

2015: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Vitra Design Museum. Weil am Rhein, Germany… Read More
2015: 2nd Berliner Herbstsalon
Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
13 - 29, November, 2015

2015: All the World's Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, International Art Exhibition. Curated by Okwui Enwezor.
9 May - 22 November.

2015: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Vitra Design Museum. Weil am Rhein, Germany.
13 May - 13 September.
Guggenheim Bilbao
October 30, 2015 – February 21, 2016


Double Trouble
2014: Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Germany

Comiczeichner-Seminar Ausstellung
Erlangen, Germany.
June 19 - 22 2014.

Art 14
London, England
28 February- 2nd March 2014.

London Art Fair 2014
London, England
15 January - 19 January 2014.

Another Africa - Contemporary Design in Africa
ULUPUH Gallery, Tkalciceva 14, Zagreb, Croatia
22 May - 1st June 2013.

Art Dubai 2013 (Marker programme)
Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai. March 20 - 23 2013

Goethe - Institut Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Art Exhibition (solo) Lagos Mainland - Lagos Island. November - December 2012.

Whitespace Lagos / WheatBaker Hotel Exhibition (group) Lagos, Nigeria. October 2012

Pictoplasma's Missing Link Research Project. (group) La gaite-lyrique, Paris, France. 7-31 December 2011

Fax Exhibition (group)
South London Gallery, London, England
September 21 - November 27 2011

26/365: An exhibition of Illustrated letters (solo)Lagos, Nigeria 10-24 September
2011

Dreaming Hazel Dooney (group) Latrobe Contemporary Art Gallery Morwell, Victoria, Australia 10-24 September 2011

Smart Car Festival England (group)
10th September 2011

African & African- Caribbean Design Diaspora 2011 Festival (group) The Bargehouse, Southbank, London, England. 9-25 September 2011

Illustrated Letters Exhibition (solo)
Monster Times Cafe Copenhagen, Denmark 3 June - 11 June 2011

Smart Car Urban Stage drive-through Art Gallery (group) London Southbank, England. 3 May - 16 May 2011

The Green Summary Exhibition (group) Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos , Nigeria
20 December 2010 - 21 January 2011

7sins International Graphic Design Contest Travelling Exhibition 2010 (group) Santa Cruz de Tenerife 18 - 29 june 2010
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 13 - 26 august 2010
Madrid 12 - 20 of November 2010

The Toe Fluff Show (group)
Swindon, England 30 July - 11 August 2010

1st Annual Creative Careers Fair
City Hall. Lagos, Nigeria 15 - 16 July 2010 Read Less
2015: "Three Periods of Engagement with the Bauhaus" Essay published in the Vitra Design Museum's "Bauhaus: #itsalldesign" exhibition catalogue.

2015: Protocullum #2

2015: Contemporary And Print #4.

2013: Ijusi Magazine #28 Tattoo Issue

2012: Logo Design 3. Zeixs/Feirabend publishing
2012: Fuji Printing Co. … Read More
2015: "Three Periods of Engagement with the Bauhaus" Essay published in the Vitra Design Museum's "Bauhaus: #itsalldesign" exhibition catalogue.

2015: Protocullum #2

2015: Contemporary And Print #4.

2013: Ijusi Magazine #28 Tattoo Issue

2012: Logo Design 3. Zeixs/Feirabend publishing
2012: Fuji Printing Co. Ltd Japan House Calendar

2011: New Typography 2. Zeixs/Feirabend publishing
2011: London Life , Lagos Living by Bobo Omotayo
2011: Ijusi Magazine South Africa #26: Afrika Typografika issue.
2011: The Publisher Club Collaborative Zine #1
2011: The Tote Bag Book by Jitesh Patel. Laurence King Publishing.
2011: Shift Japan 2011 Calendar.

2010: Center for Contemporary, Lagos Art Newsletter #10: Art, Fashion and
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