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Bridging Cultures Through Art: Laeïla Adjovi's Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

Bridging Cultures Through Art: Laeïla Adjovi's Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

We are thrilled to announce that Laeïla Adjovi, a Beninese-French multidisciplinary artist, has joined G.A.S. Foundation for a residency in Lagos, Nigeria, starting on the 5th of April 2023 until the 3rd of May 2023. Laeïla is a storyteller, photographer, visual artist, and researcher whose work...

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Third Spaces: Contemporary Placemaking With Nate Agbetu and Papa Omotayo

Third Spaces: Contemporary Placemaking With Nate Agbetu and Papa Omotayo

This April, Nate Agbetu hosted Third Spaces, an evening of knowledge exchange, social innovation, and networking at G.A.S. Lagos. Curated by current resident Nate Agbetu, Third Spaces collaboratively explored how we make spaces for culture. 

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Contemporary Figurative Artist, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Joins G.A.S. this April

Contemporary Figurative Artist, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Joins G.A.S. this April

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones joins G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos for a homecoming residency this month. Adeniyi-Jones is an accomplished painter born in London to Nigerian parents. He received a BFA from The Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University in 2014 and an MFA in painting and printmaking from...

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G.A.S. Fellow, Tobi Onabolu Rekindles His Roots through a Farm House Residency

G.A.S. Fellow, Tobi Onabolu Rekindles His Roots through a Farm House Residency

G.A.S. Fellow, Tobi Onabolu begins a month-long spring residency at the G.A.S. Farmhouse in his ancestral hometown, Ijebu Ode. Onabolu's artistic practice focuses on well-being and explores the concept of vibrations and frequencies through the lens of mental health, intersecting...

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Nate Agbetu Begins a Homecoming Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

Nate Agbetu Begins a Homecoming Residency at G.A.S. Lagos

This week, G.A.S. Foundation welcomes Nate Agbetu, a UK-based curator, strategist and educator, who arrived at G.A.S. Lagos on 24th March. His residency serves to establish preliminary connections across the culture sector in Lagos whilst working on the launch of his new...

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Water Is Life, O! by Evan Ifekoya

Water Is Life, O! by Evan Ifekoya

Water is Life, O!  marked the end of Evan Ifekoya's month-long Lagos residency at G.A.S. Foundation.⁠ Ifekoya's sonic offering featured a compositional cocktail of sounds from Ifekoya's residency; voiceovers from mundane and intentional encounters from across...

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Carry My Not Knowing - An Exhibition by Raymond Pinto

Carry My Not Knowing - An Exhibition by Raymond Pinto

Carry My Not Knowing marks the end of a two-week-long residency for US based movement artist, Raymond Pinto.  In his rounding-off projects, the Lagos Biennial artist hosts a workshop, a live performance, and produces two short films. Pinto's approach to movement and sculpture...

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Women In Focus: A Retrospective Look at Female G.A.S. Residents

Women In Focus: A Retrospective Look at Female G.A.S. Residents

We are pleased to reintroduce you to Emma Prempeh, Seyi Adelakun, Mariam Aslam, Miriam Bettin, Antoinette Yetunde Oni, and Portia Zvavahera. From Lagos to London, they have each made significant contributions to contemporary art, culture, heritage and environment. Their respective practices...

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Alumni Spotlight: Ofem Ubi

Alumni Spotlight: Ofem Ubi

Five months following his residency, G.A.S. Fellow, Ofem Ubi shares a new body of work. In Back on Home Soil, the prolific photographer, writer, and filmmaker presents a powerful and deeply personal exploration of grief, which he approaches with remarkable vulnerability.

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Lagos Biennial Artist, Raymond Pinto Begins G.A.S. Residency

Lagos Biennial Artist, Raymond Pinto Begins G.A.S. Residency

Performing artist and sculptor, Raymond Pinto, joins us this week for a residency at G.A.S. Lagos. With a focus on the African diaspora and queer and black archives, Raymond's work examines the nature of the dancing body and its impact on our aesthetic dimension. During his residency,...

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Multidisciplinary Artist Evan Ifekoya Begins Their Residency at G.A.S. Foundation

Multidisciplinary Artist Evan Ifekoya Begins Their Residency at G.A.S. Foundation

G.A.S. Foundation welcomes Evan Ifekoya as its latest artist-in-residence in February 2023. The Nigerian Born interdisciplinary artist's practice examines the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics in their practice, sourcing material from historical archives and contemporary...

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Tiwani Artist Umar Rashid On His Homecoming Residency

Tiwani Artist Umar Rashid On His Homecoming Residency

Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, Umar Rashid is a painter and installation artist whose work illustrates alternative historical narratives, most notably, his fictional Frenglish Empire (1648 - 1880). His reappropriations of world histories explore the intricacies of race, gender,...

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