Yinka Shonibare to launch artist residencies in Nigeria

The British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare plans to create two artist residencies in Nigeria through his Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation. The project, tentatively scheduled to coincide with the Art x Lagos art fair in November 2021, will bring the spirit of his London-based “Guest Projects” initiative—for which Shonibare offers free studio and project space to visiting artists—to West Africa. “Unfortunately, there aren’t many opportunities for artists to develop spaces in Africa,” he told the Art Newspaper. “Artists want to share ideas and have galleries and studios. But if that’s not provided, it’s left to the artists to fill that gap and take that [responsibility] upon themselves.”…

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