Sergio Aparicio is an afro visual artist and professional photographer also known as an OKOBÉ. Born in Barcelona, he now currently resides in London.
Growing up, he was surrounded by his family who were jazz musicians where he first started manifesting his artistic expressions in the underground music scene in Barcelona. During this time he also completed a university degree which included an e master's in African History. It was this course that ignited his exploration into African identity and started his personal quest into exploring his African roots and connecting with his ancestors through photography. Interweaving the blindness that his grandma suffered, his work explores many themes such as the dystopia between race, racial politics, and identity through capturing the reflection of melanin to translate this social dilemma to his artworks.