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We are thrilled to present to announce Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński as the winner of the African/Diaspora Access ART X Prize 2022/23! Kazeem-Kamiński was presented with the opportunity at a press conference earlier today alongside the winner of the Nigerian Award, Dafe Oboro.
In the lead-up to the second edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, curated by Lagos-based architect Tosin Oshinowo, SAT hosted Scarcity vs Abundance: Adaptability as a Creative Resource in Architecture and Design at G.A.S. Lagos on the 27th October 2022.
Sarafadeen Bello is a design architect, researcher and creative based in Lagos, Nigeria. His works and artistic medium of expression are through text, essays, research, design and installations. His areas of interest operate within the overlapping boundaries of architecture, urban design, theatre, culture, and inclusion as well as the intersection of art and public realm participation.
Earlier this month saw the opening of I See You, a group exhibition of new and recent works at Tiwani Contemporary by Virginia Chihota, Gideon Gomo, Masimba Hwati, Gareth Nyandoro and Portia Zvavahera. Prior to the exhibition’s launch, and as part of an ongoing collaboration with G.A.S. Foundation, Tiwani Contemporary invited participating sculptor Gideon Gomo and painter printmaker Portia Zvavahera to engage in a residency at our Lagos building.
To conclude her research residency at G.A.S. Foundation, British-Nigerian artist and G.A.S. resident Seyi Adelekun will share her first solo performance for the public viewing of the An Unfolding Prelude group exhibition.
Following the launch of its programme in May 2022, Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation is pleased to present An Unfolding Prelude, a group exhibition of works that were developed during, and adjacent to, the first six months of residencies.
Miriam Bettin is the second of three curators based in Germany to join us at G.A.S. Lagos as part of the TURN2 Programme. The initiative developed by the German Federal Cultural Fund was conceived to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. We asked Miriam to share her hopes and aspirations for the two-month residency with us.
Applications are now open for the Access ART X Prize. The Prize awards early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage. Formerly open only to Nigerian emerging artists, The 2022/3 edition has evolved to include an additional award in collaboration with Guest Artists Space Foundation that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora, in a bid to buttress sustainable careers for a wider range of artists.
We look back at what G.A.S. Fellowship resident Ofem Ubi was able to achieve during his time with us in Lagos.
Tate Curatorial Assistant Hannah Marsh joins Baff Akoto for a conversation exploring themes of self, movement and memory in the context of migration and identity; concepts that are critical to both their practices.
Last week our first Big Give funded resident, Seyi Adelekun, joined us at the G.A.S. Farm House in Ikise where she will be based for three weeks before returning to G.A.S. Lagos to complete the remainder of their residency.
Antoinette Yetunde Oni, M:ARCH Architecture student from Central Saint Martins is the second of two practitioners to be selected for the University of the Arts London (UAL) Art for the Environment residency at Guest Artists Space. She is our first resident at the G.A.S. Farm House, here she shares some insights into how she hopes to use the ooprtunity.
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