Azu Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. Established in 2007,African Artists’ Foundation aims to encourage the highest standard of art in Africa through organising art exhibitions, festivals, competitions, residencies, and workshops with the aim of unearthing and developing talent, creating societal awareness, and providing a platform to express creativity. Nwagbogu was elected as the Director of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in South Africa, from June 2018 to May 2019. The Zeitz MOCAA colloquially referred to as “Africa’s Tate Modern” is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum with over one hundred galleries dedicated to showcasing contemporary art from Africa and it’s Diaspora. Nwagbogu also serves as Founder and Director of LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography that brings leading local and international photographers in dialogue with multifaceted stories of Africa.
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