Our Lagos location will focus on the arts, design, curatorial practice and research in one of the most enterprising cities in the world. The Foundation will be hosted in an award-winning building in Lekki, designed by Ghanian British architect Elsie Owusu in collaboration with Lagos based NS Design Consult. The building, currently nearing completion, houses a multifunctional studio and gallery space on the ground floor with accommodation and shared living space on the 1st floor for up to three artists-in-residence. The barrier-free design of the building ensures access for all users and visitors.


Our second residency space, near Ijebu Ode, is on a working farm just two hours from Lagos that will focus on trans-disciplinary craft, design, art and the environment, food sustainability and agriculture. The private Ecology Green (EG) Farm founded by Shonibare in 2018 will offer a three-bed residency space for artists, designers, makers, scientists, agriculturists, ecologists and researchers in quiet and peaceful surroundings. The thriving 54-acre farm includes an eco-house made out of rammed earth bricks created on-site as well as an adjacent series of studio and workshop spaces.

How You Can Support Our Foundation

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