Founder, African Artists’ Foundation
Azu Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria, dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists since 2007.
Nwagbogu also serves as Founder and Director of Lagos Photo Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography that brings leading local and international photographers in dialogue with multifaceted stories of Africa.
He is the creator of Art Base Africa, a new virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary African Art and the diaspora.
Nwagabogu served as a juror for the Dutch Doc and the POPCAP Photography Awards, the World press Photo, Prisma photography award (2015) and Greenpeace Photo Award (2016).
For the past 20 years, he has curated private collections for various prominent individuals and corporate organizations in Africa.
In 2017, Nwagbogu was appointed as Curator at Large for the new Zeitz MOCAA museum in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nwagbogu obtained a Masters in Public Health from The University of Cambridge.