A Project Taking Shape

A Project Taking Shape

A build update on the Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) buildings in Lagos and Ijebu.

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

G.A.S. Foundation - Head of Programme and Artist Liaison, full time, Lagos, Nigeria

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The Guardian

The Guardian

"Cultural appropriation is a two-way thing": Yinka Shonibare on Picasso,masks and the fashion for black artists. Article by Jonathan Jones

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Phillips’ auction 10 works to benefit Y.S.F. & G.A.S.

Phillips’ auction 10 works to benefit Y.S.F. & G.A.S.

Phillips has partnered with the Yinka Shonibare Foundation to offer a selection of fundraising works in the London ‘New Now’ auction on 15 December.

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Artist Residencies in the Time of Black Lives Matter

Artist Residencies in the Time of Black Lives Matter

Find out more on how the residency sector is supporting black art and artists on the background of the BLM Movement

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Artists Opportunity Call Out

Artists Opportunity Call Out

Guest Projects Digital is excited to be offering a digital residency to support collaboration, the testing of ideas and the creation of new work prior to opening the physical artist residency space in Lagos and London.  

This first call is for collaborations between artists and curators, in particular those of African descent living and working in London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria. 

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Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to develop new work via Guest Projects Digital from June - October 2020.

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Announcing the selected artist group from the Digital Residency open call

Announcing the selected artist group from the Digital Residency open call

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital.

A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20

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The 2020 digital residency award

The 2020 digital residency award

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital. 

A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20

The project seeks to erect a digital monument dedicated to the harnessing of failures by asking: what kind of possibilities would we unlock if we considered failure not as a wall that ends a life but as a window into values that we’d prefer to live by?The proposed virtual space will incorporate technology ranging from radio waves to Zoom calls to serve as a funeral site for dead ideas and a cradle for fledgling ones/those unborn due to the fear of failure.

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Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to develop new work via Guest Projects Digital from June - October 2020. 

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Artists Open Call

Artists Open Call

This first residency calls out is for collaborations between artists and curators, in particular, those of African descent living and working in London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria.

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Black lives matter, structures matter

Black lives matter, structures matter

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation would like to express its sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and everyone effected by his brutal murder.

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation will continue to work to address the fundamental structural inequalities that culminated in the death of Mr. Floyd and many more, as a result of racial violence and economic inequities.

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