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Creative Entrepreneur and Cultural Curator Ugoma Ebilah Hosts an Exclusive Evening with Resident Artists at G.A.S. Foundation

Creative Entrepreneur and Cultural Curator Ugoma Ebilah Hosts an Exclusive Evening with Resident Artists at G.A.S. Foundation

On Sunday, 23rd April, distinguished guests and connoisseurs from Lagos’ buzzing arts ecosystem gathered at Guest Artists Space Foundation for an evening celebrating international creativity and culture. The special moment was generously organised and facilitated by creative entrepreneur, cultural curator and founder of BLOOM Art, Ugoma Ebilah and offered visitors the opportunity to get an intimate glimpse into the practice of current G.A.S. residents Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Laeïla Ajovi, Chiizii, and Tobi Onabolu.

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Open Call: 2023 Tilga Art Fund Uganda Edition

Open Call: 2023 Tilga Art Fund Uganda Edition

Applications Closed

Tilga Art Fund is now accepting applications from artists between the ages of 18 and 30 working and living in Uganda, or of Ugandan descent. Applicants are invited to submit proposals as individuals or as a group across a variety of creative disciplines that include photography, painting, sculpture, illustration or multidisciplinary arts. The grant is intended to support early career artists in developing their practice through any project of their choosing.

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Event: Interwoven Histories

Event: Interwoven Histories

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones in Conversation with Victor Ehikhamenor, Gbolahan Ayoola, and Temitayo Ogunbiyi

Interwoven Histories is a convening of contemporary artists Victor Ehikhamenor, Gbolahan Ayoola, and curator and artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi facilitated by figurative painter Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. The event marks the conclusion of Adeniyi-Jones’ residency at G.A.S. Lagos, a period of research, exploration and introspection that has provided opportunities to connect with and draw inspiration from the burgeoning local arts and culture ecosystem.

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - A Performance by Tobi Onabolu

Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - A Performance by Tobi Onabolu

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, G.A.S. Foundation hosted Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? , an immersive installation and performance by G.A.S. Fellow and  Farm House resident, Tobi Onabolu. With two showings of his performance, and an installation showing photography and poetry from the duration of his residency. Across video, photography, sound, poetry, and performance, this multimedia body of work interrogated the process of liberating the subconscious mind and the body from external forces of control. With the increasing imposition of digital technology, organized religion, hegemonic socio-economic systems, and cultural normativity on our minds and bodies; all of which are ubiquitous within our daily lived experiences, Tobi questioned what remains of the human's "natural instincts?” 

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Introducing Multidisciplinary Artist, Researcher and Guest Projects Digital Alumni, Chiizii

Introducing Multidisciplinary Artist, Researcher and Guest Projects Digital Alumni, Chiizii

Earlier this month we welcomed interdisciplinary artist, and Guest Projects Digital alumni Chiizii to Lagos. Her practice spans sculpture, digital, performance, photography, music, dance, and research. Through her work Chiizii investigates the role of art in preserving Igbo food culture, utilizing art as a tool for both learning and teaching and emphasizing traditional and contemporary Igbo art practices in knowledge production and information exchange. Her Lagos residency is generously supported by South London Gallery.

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Bridging Cultures Through Art: Laeïla Adjovi's Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

Bridging Cultures Through Art: Laeïla Adjovi's Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

We are thrilled to announce that Laeïla Adjovi, a Beninese-French multidisciplinary artist, has joined G.A.S. Foundation for a residency in Lagos, Nigeria, starting on the 5th of April 2023 until the 3rd of May 2023. Laeïla is a storyteller, photographer, visual artist, and researcher whose work focuses on cultural hybridity, multi-layered identities, visible and invisible borders, and African cultural heritage.

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Third Spaces: Contemporary Placemaking With Nate Agbetu and Papa Omotayo

Third Spaces: Contemporary Placemaking With Nate Agbetu and Papa Omotayo

This April, Nate Agbetu hosted Third Spaces, an evening of knowledge exchange, social innovation, and networking at G.A.S. Lagos. Curated by current resident Nate Agbetu, Third Spaces collaboratively explored how we make spaces for culture. 

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We're Hiring: Fundraising Coordinator

We're Hiring: Fundraising Coordinator

Applications Closed

Yinka Shonibare Foundation is currently recruiting for a Fundraising Coordinator. This exciting new role will be focused on developing fundraising opportunities for two sister charities, Yinka Shonibare Foundation (Y.S.F.) London and Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, Lagos.

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Lagos Biennial Residencies

Lagos Biennial Residencies

Contemporary visual artists, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Evan Ifekoya, and Raymond Pinto, are participating in residencies at G.A.S. Lagos leading up to the fourth edition of the Lagos Biennial. The Foundation is thrilled to be facilitating the artists' experiences of the city and creative processes as they prepare for their exhibitions at the 2023 edition of the Biennial.

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South London Gallery Partnership

South London Gallery Partnership

Residency partner, South London Gallery is working with G.A.S. Foundation to facilitate three extraordinary artist residencies in the vibrant city of Lagos. Among the individuals selected for this incredible opportunity is the exceptional artist, Chiizii. This collaboration between South London Gallery and Lagos aims to foster cultural exchange and artistic growth, creating a platform for artists to immerse themselves in the rich artistic heritage of Nigeria.

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Contemporary Figurative Artist, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Joins G.A.S. this April

Contemporary Figurative Artist, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Joins G.A.S. this April

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones joins G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos for a homecoming residency this month. Adeniyi-Jones is an accomplished painter born in London to Nigerian parents. He received a BFA from The Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University in 2014 and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale in 2017. His work explores his Yoruba ancestry, its folklore, and idolatry from the perspective of the African diaspora. 

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G.A.S. Fellow, Tobi Onabolu Rekindles His Roots through a Farm House Residency

G.A.S. Fellow, Tobi Onabolu Rekindles His Roots through a Farm House Residency

G.A.S. Fellow, Tobi Onabolu begins a month-long spring residency at the G.A.S. Farmhouse in his ancestral hometown, Ijebu Ode. Onabolu's artistic practice focuses on well-being and explores the concept of vibrations and frequencies through the lens of mental health, intersecting with spirituality. During his residency, he hopes to contextualize his well-being practice within his paternal ancestral home and explore notions of vibrations within Yoruba culture. 

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