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This week, Okiki Akinfe joined G.A.S. Lagos, opening the second year of programming at the foundation. The UK based artist and recent RCA graduate is eager to immerse herself in the ecosystem, and Yoruba culture, augmenting her exploration by visiting pertinent locales in Lagos. An innovative aspect of her stay involves the exploration of sourcing and crafting natural pigments, utilizing locally available materials.
Guest Artists Space Foundation (G.A.S.) is currently seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to fill the role of Managing Director to be based full time at Guest Artists Space Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria. This unique opportunity is perfect for someone who truly embraces the creative and cultural sector in Nigeria and is eager to make a substantial impact. As the Managing Director, you will oversee the administration, practical operations, programming, and local fundraising efforts of this Lagos-based organisation, acting on behalf of the board.
Whilst May and June marked the end of the first season of residencies at G.A.S. Foundation they were also a period of firsts that were realised through an organisational residency with Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Lagos and the arrival of two economics students and researchers from the Stockholm School of Economics.
We’re excited to announce the open call for the Art Exchange: Moving Image programme, a collaborative and cross-cultural curatorial professional development and exhibition programme for early to mid-career visual arts curators from Sub-Saharan Africa working with moving image. The programme is supported by the British Council and organised by LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists working with moving image, Yinka Shonibare Foundation and Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, Nigeria.
In May 2023 Yinka Shonibare Foundation and Guest Artists Space Foundation announced a new collaborative open call with Tilga Art Fund, a philanthropic initiative launched by Wally Bakare to foster criticality, broaden artistic practice and engage new and exciting modes of art-making among young contemporary African artists. The grand prize of an all-expenses paid residency at Guest Artists Space Foundation was awarded to Kampala-based multidisciplinary artist Katesi Kalange
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