Hello, I'm Azuka Muoh

Contemporary Painter

Featured Portfolio

A Space For Me 2021

Machine

2022

Ashima

2022

My Christmas Suit

2022

See My Sweater

2022

Harmattan Has Come

2022

Igbata Fuel

2022

My Resume

NOVEMBER 2022

Harmattan Has Come

Debut Solo Show, Christopher Moller Gallery

Cape Town, South Africa

2023

BET x Azuka Muoh: Black Canvas

BET Black Canvas

Paramount

JULY 2022

Autumn is Fresh

Group Show, Christopher Moller Gallery

Cape Town, South Africa

FEBRUARY 2022

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Art Fair, Christopher Moller Gallery

Cape Town, South Africa

OCTOBER 2021

Framing Her

Group Show, Aworanka Lagos

Gaia Africa Club, Lagos

NOVEMBER 2020

The Stories We Tell

Group Show, What If Hub

Lagos, Nigeria

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About Azu

Azuka Muoh is one of Africa’s most interesting and provoking artists.
Her millennial status ensures her lens on the world is sharp, offering deep critique and reflection on life as a young female Nigerian, in a deeply complex society that embraces artistic development, whilst retaining an ever-present awareness of cultural and familial expectations. Muoh sees herself as being a powerful mouthpiece for the marginalized and in a world where oppression is rife in so many forms, from gender-based abuse and violence, to systemic patriarchal maltreatment, her portraits are a very real commentary. The fact that her work is deeply autobiographical adds another layer of significance to each piece – her relative youth is equally of interest because there is no doubt that as time tempers her life experience, so too will her art continue to intrigue and challenge the status quo. Using the language of the Instagram generation, her words “we are influencers of the thought processes of society,” feel like a sharp prediction from one of the continent’s most exciting talents.
—Christopher Moller Gallery

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Acclaim

"Azuka's incredibly thoughtful answers gave me a lot to consider. The thesis of her approach seems to be in this concept of changing the order.
By changing the order of images creating that element of surreality, Azuka challenges the order of her reality as well. The link to activism and changemaking becomes so clear!

Azuka's work is heavily influenced by her life. But it doesn't only reflect. It distorts, and in doing so, it upends the societal narratives of marginalization. In Azuka's work, the semiotic process relies on confusion to succeed. It is her approach to habitus that I believe ties everything together. In this way, the semiotic process plays a large part in her work as well. It is important to her what her audience will think of when they see her art. It is important to her what it provokes and what it calls into question. The transmission of meaning is a key element to the intentions of her art, and the distortion is a key element of that transmission."
—Andrew Kelly, Capybara Press

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