Studio Sikoki is a design+art +research facility. We explore the dynamics between the object, user and the environment


Alafuro Sikoki-Coleman
Industrial Designer & Conceptual Artist

Alafuro Sikoki-Coleman is an industrial designer and conceptual artist. She is the founder of Studio Sikoki, a design + art + research facility where she explores the dynamics between the object, user and the environment.

Sikoki-Coleman graduated from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Authoring and Design from Coventry University, UK (2003). 



Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 2017

‘H++’ & 'Private Atlas: Nigeria 1960' 
Flow of Forms/Forms of Flow Exhibition 
Architekturmuseum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2017

‘The Modern Evolution Suit’ (ModEv)
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.

High Museum of Art Atlanta, 2017 -2018
Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2016-2017
CCCB Barcelona, 2016
Guggenheim Bilbao, 2015
Vitra Design Museum, 2015

What is Textiles?
Kalopsia Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014

‘Born Kinky’ & ‘Nigerianisms’
Designing Africa
AAF Gallery, Lagos, 2013

“2 Minute Photo Theatre”
LagosPhoto Festival, 2012

‘The Modern Evolution Suit’ (ModEv)
Beyond Football Exhibition
Goethe Institut Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012
LagosPhoto Festival, 2011
Beyond Football Exhibition
Goethe Institut Lagos, Nigeria, 2011
Savvy Contemporary Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2011

Lagos Art Expo, Nigeria, 2010

Well-Tech Innovation Awards Exhibition
Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan, Italy, 2010

Lagos Art Expo, Nigeria, 2009

‘United Airlines of Africa (UAA)’
3rd International Design Cinema Conference at Istanbul, Turkey, 2008

‘Resurgam’ (Solo exhibit)
Goethe Institut Lagos, Nigeria, 2007

‘The Prosthetic Ornament’
Annual Student Exhibition (Best of Show) Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, 2006
Design Show, Basekamp, Philadelphia, USA, 2006

‘Green Screen’
UARTS @ Design Philadelphia, C.H.A.D, Philadelphia, USA, 2005

D&AD Global Student Awards, Old Billingsgate, London, UK, 2005

Untitled Works in typography and photography
D&AD New Blood Exhibition, Common Wealth Centre, London, UK, 2003

‘Smart Buildings; Information Design as Intelligent Design’
Exhibitionism – Annual Student Exhibition, Coventry University, UK, 2003


National Art Competition
Second place prize for ‘Cog’, 2012

WT Award
Well-Tech Top Ten Finalist Innovation in Design Awards
‘Closthetics’ for ©Farabloc, 2010

I.D Magazine Award
Honourable mention for ‘The Prosthetic Ornament’, 2007

D&AD Global Student Awards
First place prize for ‘Corus’ steel package design, 2005


Africa Under the Prism (2015)
Making Africa (2015)
The History of Sustainable Design - What Position Needs Design? (Ed. Karin-Simone Fuhs et al, 2013)
I.D Annual Student Review (2007)
D&AD Annual (2005)

Artist Talks & Presentations

Flow of Forms/Forms of Flow artist talk 
Flow of Forms/Forms of Flow Exhibition 
Architekturmuseum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 3rd February 2017

Artist talk at SWICH Workshop: Historic Collections, Contemporary Lives 
Museum of Achaeology & Anthropology
University of Cambridge, 28th March, 2017