Jenevieve Aken is a Nigerian photographer/ story-teller who 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. She has participated mainly in group exhibitions at LagosPhoto Festival (2012-2014-2016) the Ford Foundation in Nigeria (2014), Joburg ArtFair in South Africa (2014), Prisma Human Right Photo Contest in Venice (2015), Grid Cape Town Biennale in South Africa (2015), Rush Art gallery in New York (2016), Art Meet Camera in CapeTown, South Africa (2017), Photovillenyc Festival in New York (2018), Daegu Photography Biennale in South Korea (2018).
She has undertaken an artist residency Program at the Neue Schule fur Fotographie in Berlin (2013), the Villa Lena foundation in Tuscany, Italy (2017) and a residency Program at National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art Seoul, South Korea (2018).
Miss Aken lives and work in Lagos, Nigeria.