Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) and of LagosPhoto Festival (Nigeria)
Azu Nwagbogu was born in 1975, and is the Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. Nwagbogu was appointed as Interim Director/Head Curator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in South Africa from June 2018 to August 2019. He is also Founder and Director of the LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography held in Lagos. He is the publisher of Art Base Africa, a virtual space about contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. Nwagbogu is a highly experienced curator and promoter of African art, and has a special interest in future museology. He has served as a juror for numerous international photography festivals and awards. He obtained a Master's in Public Health from the University of Cambridge. He lives and works in Lagos.