Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space (G. A. S.) Foundation (Nigeria), a non-profit founded by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA dedicated to facilitating international cultural exchange and the development of creative and research practices through residencies, education and collaboration.

The Foundation’s ambition is to encourage critical and engaging practices in the fields of contemporary art, design, architecture, agriculture and ecology with the space to research, experiment, share, educate and develop ideas.

2022 sees the exciting launch of Guest Artists Space; a pair of multi-use live/work residency spaces in the heart of the dynamic city of Lagos and on a rural working farm in Ijebu, Ogun State. Building on the success of Guest Projects, London, G.A.S. Foundation serves as an extension of the original residency programme with a focus on establishing a critical centre of research and experimentation in West Africa. G.A.S. Foundation will host cultural exchanges where international participants live and work, alongside their African peers for up to three months whilst engaging in public programmes.

Latest G.A.S. Foundation News

Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat...

The first TURN2 resident to arrive in Lagos is Berlin-based Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, a...

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TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 Residencies

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Watch Now: Legacies and New Beginnings

Watch Now: Legacies and New...

On 26th February we were finally able to unveil our new building in Lagos and our guests had a...

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My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

My Practice After Guest Projects...

Akwasi Bediako Afrane is a Ghanaian artist living and working in Kumasi, Ghana, whose works...

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Hosting Ideas for Progress

Hosting Ideas for Progress

⁠Throughout March 2022 University of the Arts London Colleges and Institutes open research and...

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

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

On 26th February we were finally able to unveil our new building in Lagos, a modern concrete...

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

Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the...

On 20th February we celebrated the local launch of our new residency space in Ijebu, Nigeria. The...

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

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

In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest...

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Residency Call Out: UAL Art for the Environment Residency Programme

Residency Call Out: UAL Art for the...

We are excited to announce a new call out in partnership with the University of the...

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We're Hiring: Residency & Project Coordinator

We're Hiring: Residency & Project...

Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation is looking for a Residency and Project Coordinator. This...

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December Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

December Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

As we enter December we’re excited to bring you our final G.A.S. Lagos build update of the...

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December Build Update: G.A.S. Farm House

December Build Update: G.A.S. Farm...

Ikise village, Ogun State in the southwestern part of Nigeria hosts the Guest Artists Space...

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Listen Now: In The Studio with Yinka Shonibare

Listen Now: In The Studio with Yinka...

In the newset episode of the BBC World Service In the Studio series reporter Nicola Humphries...

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We're Fundraising for New Fellowships

We're Fundraising for New Fellowships

The UK’s biggest coordinated fundraising campaign launches on 30th November and the Yinka...

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Artist in Residence: Steloolive

Artist in Residence: Steloolive

From 1st to 27th November Guest Projects Digital will be revealing the process behind the...

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October Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

October Build Update: G.A.S. Lagos

After several years in the making, we’re finally approaching the last few months of...

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Artist in Residence: Djofray Makumbu

Artist in Residence: Djofray Makumbu

From 4th to 30th October Guest Projects Digital is revealing intimate insights into the process...

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Artist in Focus: Baff Akoto

Artist in Focus: Baff Akoto

From 6th September until 18th September Guest Projects Digital is spotlighting the work of...

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Artist in Focus: Denyse Gawu-Mensah

Artist in Focus: Denyse Gawu-Mensah

From 6th September until 18th September Guest Projects Digital is spotlighting the work of...

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Artist in Focus: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Artist in Focus: Akwasi Bediako...

From 23rd August until 4th September Guest Projects Digital will be spotlighting the work of...

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Your generous contributions support the Foundation’s distinctive interdisciplinary residencies, research, education programmes and public events.