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Nate Agbetu Begins a Homecoming Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

Nate Agbetu Begins a Homecoming Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

This week, G.A.S. Foundation welcomes Nate Agbetu, a UK-based curator, strategist and educator, who arrived at G.A.S. Lagos on 24th March. His residency serves to establish preliminary connections across the culture sector in Lagos whilst working on the launch of his new studio. During his time in the city, he plans to explore creative spaces and connect with local cultural practitioners to learn more about his home and producers working across the diaspora. Nate hopes to expand his network and understanding of Nigeria's arts and culture ecosystem while developing his next project, Public Powers.

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March Residency Update

March Residency Update

In March Guest Artists Space Foundation welcomed artists Evan Ifekoya and Raymond Pinto to G.A.S. Lagos. The opportunities were initiated following a collaboration with Lagos Biennial who approached G.A.S. about hosting artists participating in the 2024 edition as a means of facilitating research, networking and project development opportunities ahead of their presentation at the bi-annual event currently scheduled for February 2024.

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Water Is Life, O! by Evan Ifekoya

Water Is Life, O! by Evan Ifekoya

Water is Life, O!  marked the end of Evan Ifekoya's month-long Lagos residency at G.A.S. Foundation.⁠ Ifekoya's sonic offering featured a compositional cocktail of sounds from Ifekoya's residency; voiceovers from mundane and intentional encounters from across the city were masterfully layered with marine acoustics from Lagos' lagoons, various beaches across the city, Osun Oshogbo sacred grove, and the point of no return; Badagry's infamous former slave trade port. Voices wove in and out of the baseline sound, varying between melodic and cacophonous, punctuated only by clear, piercing, yet haunting tones from the artist's crystallophones.

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Carry My Not Knowing - An Exhibition by Raymond Pinto

Carry My Not Knowing - An Exhibition by Raymond Pinto

Carry My Not Knowing marks the end of a two-week-long residency for US based movement artist, Raymond Pinto.  In his rounding-off projects, the Lagos Biennial artist hosts a workshop, a live performance, and produces two short films. Pinto's approach to movement and sculpture challenges us to view the world through a new lens, where art is not just a product, but a collaborative and transformative process.

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Alumni Chiizii Presents Large Scale Collages at London's Queercircle

Alumni Chiizii Presents Large Scale Collages at London's Queercircle

Guest Projects Digital alumni Chiizii has collaborated with Queercircle, London to produce a new multimedia work that occupies the Queercircle library and reading room. The piece titled Ogoni 9 uncovers the often-forgotten history of a group of activists known collectively as the Ogoni Nine who were killed by the Nigerian government after protesting the exploitation and degradation of their land by British oil companies. 

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Women In Focus: A Retrospective Look at Female G.A.S. Residents

Women In Focus: A Retrospective Look at Female G.A.S. Residents

We are pleased to reintroduce you to Emma Prempeh, Seyi Adelakun, Mariam Aslam, Miriam Bettin, Antoinette Yetunde Oni, and Portia Zvavahera. From Lagos to London, they have each made significant contributions to contemporary art, culture, heritage and environment. Their respective practices explore themes of identity, culture, and community.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ofem Ubi

Alumni Spotlight: Ofem Ubi

Five months following his residency, G.A.S. Fellow, Ofem Ubi shares a new body of work. In Back on Home Soil, the prolific photographer, writer, and filmmaker presents a powerful and deeply personal exploration of grief, which he approaches with remarkable vulnerability.

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Lagos Biennial Artist, Raymond Pinto Begins G.A.S. Residency

Lagos Biennial Artist, Raymond Pinto Begins G.A.S. Residency

Performing artist and sculptor, Raymond Pinto, joins us this week for a residency at G.A.S. Lagos. With a focus on the African diaspora and queer and black archives, Raymond's work examines the nature of the dancing body and its impact on our aesthetic dimension. During his residency, Raymond will conduct research in preparation for his exhibition at the Lagos Biennial later in the year.

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Multidisciplinary Artist Evan Ifekoya Begins Their Residency at G.A.S. Foundation

Multidisciplinary Artist Evan Ifekoya Begins Their Residency at G.A.S. Foundation

G.A.S. Foundation welcomes Evan Ifekoya as its latest artist-in-residence in February 2023. The Nigerian Born interdisciplinary artist's practice examines the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics in their practice, sourcing material from historical archives and contemporary society to construct stories and experiences with text, sound and video. 

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Tiwani Artist Umar Rashid On His Homecoming Residency

Tiwani Artist Umar Rashid On His Homecoming Residency

Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, Umar Rashid is a painter and installation artist whose work illustrates alternative historical narratives, most notably, his fictional Frenglish Empire (1648 - 1880). His reappropriations of world histories explore the intricacies of race, gender, class, and power. His chosen iconography is simultaneously evocative of contemporary and historical imagery.

 

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Unexpected Lessons #4 : Decolonizing Restitution

Unexpected Lessons #4 : Decolonizing Restitution

Unexpected Lessons #04, organized by Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka was supported by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Nigeria, and brought together diverse panels of experts in art, culture, and collective organizing, to discuss and share their insights on the timely issue of restitution.

Central to the event were two panel discussions whose panelists included art, culture, and architecture historian Dr. Oluwatoyin Sogbesan, Editor-in-Chief of The Republic Wale Lawal, artist, filmmaker, and G.A.S. Fellow, Femi Johnson, freelance curator Olufisayo Bakare, The Treehouse curator in residence Tracian Meikle, design architect, researcher and G.A.S. alumni Sarafadeen Bello and Brenda Fashugba, an arts manager and professional arts administrator.

The event also featured performances by Ayomide Fasedu and Tolulope Ami-Williams, as well as screenings of films by Femi Johnson and Ariella Aïsha Azoulay.

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John and Sue Picton on the History and Legacy of their Incomparable Archive

John and Sue Picton on the History and Legacy of their Incomparable Archive

In 2022 G.A.S. received a donation of a lifelong personal library collection from Professor John Picton and Sue Picton. Its scope includes the visual arts of Sub-Saharan Africa (sculpture, masquerade, textiles), publications dealing with history and archaeology (including Saharan rock art); as well as African American and Black British arts, and more. In 2023, the collection will continue its journey from the Picton family home in Evesham, England to Lagos, Nigeria where it will once again become a point of reference for those wishing to enrich and deepen their knowledge of African history and visual culture. 

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