We're Participating in 'Between Passion and Mission'

We're Participating in 'Between Passion and Mission'

On 20th May, Yinka Shonibare Foundation Managing Director, Belinda Holden, will be joining an exciting panel of speakers in Dusseldorf for Between Passion and Mission, an international symposium on the public relevance of privately funded art institutions hosted by Rhineland Independent. 

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Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

The first TURN2 resident to arrive in Lagos is Berlin based Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, a curator and researcher at SAVVY Contemporary, where she is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. Ahead of her residency, which commences in May 2022, Lynhan discusses her practice and her hopes for the trip.

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Introducing the TURN2 Residencies

Introducing the TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 is a programme developed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. The TURN2 Residencies were devised to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based in Germany and on the African continent with ambitions to make them the starting point for more international collaborations and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

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TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 is a programme developed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. The TURN2 Residencies were devised to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based in Germany and on the African continent with ambitions to make them the starting point for more international collaborations and knowledge sharing opportunities.

The selected recipients of the residencies were announced in March 2021 following an open call and include curators Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, Miriam Bettin and Mahret Ifeoma Kupka who will be joining us in Lagos from May 2022. 

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Watch Now: Legacies and New Beginnings

Watch Now: Legacies and New Beginnings

Rewatch the conversation between Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Creative Director of CCA Lagos Oyindamola Fakeye that took place on 26th February 2022 at G.A.S. Lagos.

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My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

In 2021 Akwasi Bediako Afrane received the Guest Projects Digital 2021 Artist in Focus Award, an opportunity to showcase his practice across the Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Foundation and G.A.S. Foundation digital channels. We caught up with him recently to find out more about the developments in his professional career since working with us.

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Join Us At The African Art In Venice Forum 2022

Join Us At The African Art In Venice Forum 2022

On 21st April, Yinka Shonibare Foundation Managing Director, Belinda Holden, will be joining an exciting panel of speakers in Venice to discuss the future and potential of artist-led programmes in Africa. 

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Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest Artist Space (G.A.S.) and Yinka Shonibare Foundation are delighted to announce a call out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Awards.

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Hosting Ideas for Progress

Hosting Ideas for Progress

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in Conversation with Mark Sealy OBE

⁠Throughout March 2022 University of the Arts London Colleges and Institutes open research and knowledge exchange to staff, students and the public. Hosting Ideas for Progress, sees Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in conversation with Director of Autograph ABP, Mark Sealy OBE.

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G.A.S. Lagos is Unveiled to a Local Audience

G.A.S. Lagos is Unveiled to a Local Audience

On 26th February we were finally able to unveil our new building in Lagos. The highlight of the day was a discussion between Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Creative Director of CCA Lagos Oyindamola Fakeye.

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Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the Local Launch of G.A.S.

Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the Local Launch of G.A.S.

On 20th February we celebrated the local launch of our new residency space in Ijebu, Nigeria with guests from Lagos, dignitaries and villagers from Ikise.

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