Guest Projects Digital

Guest Projects Digital

Over the past decade, the internationally acclaimed British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has tirelessly supported the development of early career and African diaspora artists and curators through Guest Projects. Founded by Shonibare Studio in 2006 the residency programme offered early-career multidisciplinary creatives and practitioners free access to a project space in which to collaborate and experiment for one month. The studio, encompassing the ground floor of a former carpet factory in east London, was an alternative universe and playground for artists, performers and curators, encouraging them to collaborate and make new and experimental work.

Over the years it evolved to become a laboratory of ideas and a testing ground for new thoughts and actions in which the possibility of failure became an opportunity for artistic growth. In response to the global Covid crisis of 2020 Guest Projects moved away from offering a physical project space, focusing instead on digitally enabling and supporting the creation of new works, testing of ideas, mentoring, creative programming and online community engagement. Guest Projects Digital has been conceived as a means of continuing to support multidisciplinary artists by providing access to digital and online resources regardless of physical and cultural barriers to collaboration and experimentation.

Latest Guest Projects News

Self, Movement and Memory: Hannah Marsh in Conversation with Baff Akoto

Self, Movement and Memory: Hannah Marsh in Conversation with Baff Akoto

Tate Curatorial Assistant Hannah Marsh joins Baff Akoto for a conversation exploring themes of...

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Digital Residency Recipient Chiizii Launches Her Archive Of Igbo Food Culture

Digital Residency Recipient Chiizii Launches Her Archive Of Igbo Food Culture

Artist and researcher Chiizii has used her digital residency to launch an interdisciplinary...

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Digital Residency 2022: Chiizii

Digital Residency 2022: Chiizii

Artist and researcher Chiizii has launched an interdisciplinary online research archive and...

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Announcing Chiizii as the Recipient of our Digital Research Residency

Announcing Chiizii as the Recipient of our Digital Research Residency

Guest Projects Digital is excited to announce Chiizii as the recipient of a new pilot Digital...

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