Ugo "hUGO" Ahiakwo was born in 1998 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a multimedia artist and designer. The Industrial Carcass series is inspired by hUGO's empathy for 'useless' scrap metal. Feeling a connection to them and their yearning to be elevated, his creative process was birthed. This process is primarily driven by a respect for the materials and an ongoing negotiation with them.
His works share common qualities of dynamism, tactility and edge. He fuses his knowledge of art and fashion with his curiosities about the world at large and a yearning to create a better future.