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Katesi Kalange is Awarded the Tilga Art Fund 2023 Grand Prize

Katesi Kalange is Awarded the Tilga Art Fund 2023 Grand Prize

In May 2023 Yinka Shonibare Foundation and Guest Artists Space Foundation announced a new collaborative open call with Tilga Art Fund, a philanthropic initiative launched by Wally Bakare to foster criticality, broaden artistic practice and engage new and exciting modes of art-making among young contemporary African artists. The grand prize of an all-expenses paid residency at Guest Artists Space Foundation was awarded to Kampala-based multidisciplinary artist Katesi Kalange

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Open Call: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023

Open Call: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023

Applications Closed

Guest Artist Space Foundation (G.A.S.) and Yinka Shonibare Foundation (Y.S.F.) are delighted to announce a call out for the second edition of the annual G.A.S. Fellowship Award. Three funded 6-8 week residencies will be offered to practitioners based in West Africa between September 2023 and March 2024 with two taking place in Lagos and one at our sister location on the G.A.S. Ecology Green Farm in Ijebu.

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Online Event: Investing Across Nigeria and Sweden

Online Event: Investing Across Nigeria and Sweden

What do Nigeria and Sweden have in common? Our economist residents share their findings on Nigerian private capital markets from their month-long residency at G.A.S.
Join G.A.S. residents and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) postgraduate students, Alexei Moore and Miranda Hagborg as they share reflections on the dynamics of private capital in Sub-Saharan Africa. They have investigated the differences and similarities between investing in Nigeria and Sweden and dissect the role of private capital markets in Nigeria's social and economic contexts.

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Introducing our World Weather Network Reporters Raqs Media Collective

Introducing our World Weather Network Reporters Raqs Media Collective

On the evening of 5th June Raqs Media Collective, (comprised of Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) landed at Lagos’ bustling Murtala Muhammed International Airport to embark on their long-awaited World Weather Network residency.

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Event: Thinking with The Blood of Stars

Event: Thinking with The Blood of Stars

A screening and discussion by Raqs Media Collective

To mark the end of their G.A.S. Farm House residency, New Delhi based Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) are hosting a screening and discussion at G.A.S. Lagos. Raqs are the Yinka Shonibare Foundation delegates for the World Weather Network, a visionary response to the climate crisis uniting 28 arts agencies worldwide in an endeavour to create an archipelago of voices, viewpoints, and responses to one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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World Weather Network

World Weather Network

G.A.S. Foundation is thrilled to welcome Raqs Media Collective, a renowned group of artists who also research, curate, and write, as the Yinka Shonibare Foundation delegates for the World Weather Network project at our conceptual weather station on the 54-acre Ecology Green Farm in Ikiṣẹ, Nigeria. The World Weather Network is a visionary response to the climate crisis, uniting 28 arts agencies worldwide in an endeavor to create an archipelago of voices and viewpoints. 

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Raqs Media Collective Begin their World Weather Network Residency

Raqs Media Collective Begin their World Weather Network Residency

G.A.S. Foundation is thrilled to welcome Raqs Media Collective, a renowned group of artists and researchers, as the Yinka Shonibare Foundation delegates for the World Weather Network project at our conceptual weather station on the 54-acre Ecology Green Farm in Ikiṣẹ, Nigeria. The World Weather Network is a visionary response to the climate crisis, uniting 28 arts agencies worldwide in an endeavour to create an archipelago of voices and viewpoints. 

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Stockholm School of Economics Residencies

Stockholm School of Economics Residencies

Stockholm School of Economics, SSE, is partnering with Yinka Shonibare and G.A.S. Foundation to grant thesis scholarships to students studying to gain their Master in Finance through the Yinka Shonibare Thesis Scholarship, which was launched in cooperation with Art Initiative and Misum, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets. The scholarship gives SSE students the opportunity to do a field study on-site in Nigeria within the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Residency Report: Laeïla Adjovi

Residency Report: Laeïla Adjovi

Laeïla Adjovi's residency research project explored the world of Yemoja, the revered water deity of Yorubaland, as she explored the history, rituals, and cultural connections surrounding this enigmatic figure, she gained unique insights from interviews conducted with esteemed scholars and practitioners, providing a fresh perspective on the enduring influence of Ifa spirituality across cultures. This research journeys through the intersections of memory, heritage, and the diaspora, as Yoruba culture weaves its narrative across continents, leaving an indelible mark on the global artistic landscape. 

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CCA's Nested Residencies at G.A.S. Lagos

CCA's Nested Residencies at G.A.S. Lagos

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of CCA Lagos, the pan-African traveling workshop, Asiko Art School, returned to Lagos. The workshop brought together Asiko alumni, as well as old and new partners from around the world for a week-long residency-based workshop, focused on exploring the theme of shyness. This group, in residence in Lagos, included partners from Nordic Studios, Daniel Peltz, David Lasso, Meri Linna, and Alison Naturale, as well as independent curator and bookmaker, Rosie Olang’ Odhiambo. The latter three were hosted in residence at G.A.S. Lagos.

Other participants in the workshops included Mary Osaretin Omoregie, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Luamba Muinga, and Odun Orimolade, Curator at the Yaba Art Museum. This event built upon CCA's institutional residency and month-long space takeover at G.A.S. The takeover included the National Arts in Health Week Conference, Rosie Olang's letter-writing workshop, and week-long workshops centred around the theme of shyness.

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I Hope Your Rambles have been Sweet, and your Reveries Spacious

I Hope Your Rambles have been Sweet, and your Reveries Spacious

In conclusion of the second week of CCA Lagos' institutional residency at G.A.S., Rosie Olang' hosted I Hope Your Rambles Have Been Sweet, and Your Reveries Spacious, a 3-hour workshop facilitated by Rosie Olang’ (⅓ of the I Continue to Continue collective). The three-hour letter-writing session reflected on themes of growth, grounding and transit as CCA Lagos continues to mark 15 years since its founding by the Late Bisi Silva in 2007.

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