Joseph Aina, (1996)

Joseph Aina (b. 1996) is a Nigerian-British artist who lives in London but also works in Nigeria and Berlin. He received a degree in Law and Psychology from the University of Kent (2018). He then took a year out to develop his portfolio and pursue a Graduate Diploma at the Royal College of Art (RCA) where he graduated with an MA in Painting in 2022. After graduation, he moved to Nigeria for a residency to focus on expanding the fundamental elements of his practice. He has taken part in group exhibitions such as Buffer, Guts Gallery, London (2022), Patterns of Identity, Prior Art Space, ... Barcelona (2022), The Life of Us, Prior Art Space, Berlin (2022), Pin Board, Changing Room, London (2022); and a solo exhibition, Looking For a Saviour, Prior Art Space, Berlin (2022). He is the recipient of the Student Scholarship Award at the RCA and was shortlisted for the Valerie Beston Award by Artist Trust in 2022.