Jenevieve Aken is a Nigerian photographer/ Story-teller whose photography career started in 2010. Her work focuses on social documentary photography, images and representation, and often adopts self-portraiture in her artistic practice. She explores personal experiences and contemporary social issues of identity, sexuality, gender and social roles. Her works has been exhibited in museums and galleries across Africa, Europe, Asia, America and beyond.
She has undertaken an Artist Residency program with LagosPhoto Festival in conjunction with Neue Schule für Fotographie in Berlin, Germany in 2013, A residency at the Villa Lena foundation in Tuscany, Italy in 2017, And a residency at National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art Seoul, South Korea in 2018.
In 2020, Jenevieve got awarded as a Winner at Wellcome photography prize “Hidden Worlds” Category.
Miss Aken lives and work in Lagos, Nigeria.