Mikael Owunna


Mikael Owunna

Fine art photographer and engineer

Mikael Chukwuma Owunna is an award-winning queer Nigerian-Swedish American artist, photographer, Fulbright Scholar and engineer born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mikael's work explores the relationship between engineering, optics, the black body and queerness. His work imagines new universes and realities for marginalized communities around the globe.

Mikael has dual degrees in biomedical engineering and history from Duke University, where he graduated with distinction in engineering and an Angier B. Duke Memorial scholarship. 

Mikael's projects, I am Atayal!Limit(less) and Infinite Essence, have collectively exhibited across Asia, Europe and North America and been featured in media ranging from the New York Times, CNN, NPR, The Guardian, PBS, The British Journal of Photography, BuzzFeed, VICE, Al-Jazeera Plus, Photo District News and Teen Vogue to the official outlet of Taiwan's Ministry of Culture.