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A Narrative: Raqs Media Collective's Time Spent in Nigeria

A Narrative: Raqs Media Collective's Time Spent in Nigeria

A World Weather Network Report written by Raqs Media Collective

Across the autumn of 2022 and summer of 2023, Raqs Media Collective spent time across various sites in southwestern Nigeria conducting research and recording material for a new artwork titled Na-Bam : Measure without Measure. This meta-narrative contextualises the work and its impulses.

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Alumni Update: Gareth Nyandoro

Alumni Update: Gareth Nyandoro

Only six months following his Tiwani-sponsored residency at G.A.S. Foundation, Gareth Nyandoro has launched a solo exhibition at Tiwani Contemporary, titled Pfumvudza. The exhibition presents Nyandoro's personal engagement with the concept of pfumvudza (meaning early shoots, to bloom or thrive), and the name of the 2020 Zimbabwean government-sanctioned programme funded by the UN,...

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March and April Residency Update

March and April Residency Update

In March G.A.S. Foundation welcomed the first two residents supported through a new partnership with RCA BLK, the Royal College of Art Association of Black Students, Alumni & Friends. Practitioners Remi Kuforiji and Graeme Smith were selected following an open call in 2023 for an exceptional early/mid-career artist who is an RCA BLK member; and a research-based proposal from the wider RCA...

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Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Applications Open

G.A.S. Foundation has once again partnered with Tilga Art Prize to host the winner of the annual open call at G.A.S. for an all-expenses paid residency. Tilga Art Prize are welcoming submissions from artists between the ages of 18 and 30 working and living in Nigeria, or of Nigerian descent. Applicants are invited to submit proposals as individuals or as groups across a variety of...

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A Look Inside the Nigerian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

A Look Inside the Nigerian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

Today marks the unveiling of the Nigerian Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. It's the country’s second participation in the global event and the presentation curated by Aindrea Emelife (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at MOWAA, the Museum of West African Art in Benin City, Nigeria) showcases works by a cross-generational group of...

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Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'Suspended States' Opens at Serpentine Gallery

Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'Suspended States' Opens at Serpentine Gallery

Suspended States, the first solo exhibition of Y.S.F. and G.A.S. founder Yinka Shonibare CBE RA for over 20 years in a London public institution is now open at Serpentine Gallery. It marks a return for Shonibare who first exhibited at Serpentine South in 1992 as a finalist in the Barclays Young Artist Award, and as a participant in Serpentine's 2006 Interview...

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January and February Residency Update

January and February Residency Update

The 2024 residency programme at G.A.S. Foundation commenced with the arrival of Victor Svensson and Eric Oetterli, Retail Management bachelor's thesis students from the Stockholm School of Economics, marking the second cohort of the prestigious Yinka Shonibare Thesis Scholarship initiated in 2023 in partnership with Art Initiative, Misum, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets, and...

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Alumni Spotlight: Alberta Whittle's New Exhibition Relearns Hope in Times of Disaster

Alumni Spotlight: Alberta Whittle's New Exhibition Relearns Hope in Times of Disaster

Following an exciting announcement on her new gallery representation by Regen Projects, Glasgow-based G.A.S. Alumnus and celebrated multidisciplinary artist, Alberta Whittle will debut her first exhibition with the gallery on March 16, 2024. This comes following the conclusion of her residency at G.A.S. Foundation, alongside Elsa James and TK Smith. The work in this exhibition...

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RCA BLK and Yinka Shonibare Foundation Partner to Support Artist Residencies

RCA BLK and Yinka Shonibare Foundation Partner to Support Artist Residencies

RCA BLK and Yinka Shonibare Foundation (UK) today announce their partnership on a new artist residency programme in Lagos, Nigeria. Together, the organisations will host two residencies in spring 2024, in collaboration with Guest Artists Space Foundation (G.A.S) in Nigeria; one for an exceptional early/mid-career artist who is an RCA BLK member; and one for a research-based proposal from the...

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