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Q3: Art and Culture Study Group: Reading along the borders of FESTAC '77 and FESMAN '66

Q3: Art and Culture Study Group: Reading along the borders of FESTAC '77 and FESMAN '66

G.A.S. Foundation’s archivist Naima Hassan led a hybrid reading group session, uniting Art and Culture Study Group members, G.A.S. residents, alumni, and industry stakeholders. Together, they delved into early writings on restitution through the prism of FESTAC’77 and...

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Elsa James: Navigating Ancestral Paths in Lagos

Elsa James: Navigating Ancestral Paths in Lagos

This November, G.A.S. Lagos welcomes Elsa James, an established Essex-based artist, filmmaker, researcher, and activist for a month-long residency in Lagos. She aims to confront facets of her African heritage while addressing the profoundness of histories fractured by the transatlantic slave...

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Event: In My Garden

Event: In My Garden

A performance by G.A.S. Resident Gareth Nyandoro

In My Garden is a performance piece conceptualised by current G.A.S. Lagos resident Gareth Nyandoro. In early 2023 he embarked on backyard greenhouse farming, cultivating harvests of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. This form of urban farming not only sustains his own family...

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TK Smith: Bridging Cultures through Curatorial Exploration

TK Smith: Bridging Cultures through Curatorial Exploration

Amidst the bustling streets of Lagos, a brand new cultural expedition is unfolding as TK Smith, a distinguished curator, writer, and cultural historian from Philadelphia, immerses himself in his month-long residency at G.A.S. Lagos. With a fervent passion for African diasporic art,...

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G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023 Winners Announced

G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023 Winners Announced

After careful consideration of the 160 applications received, we are thrilled to announce the selection of three winners. Two of these talented individuals will be embarking on their residencies at G.A.S. Lagos, while the third will have the unique opportunity to create at our sister location,...

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Event: On Play

Event: On Play

A talk between Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza

Hosted by G.A.S. Lagos in conjunction with Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, On Play is the last phase of a long-term collaboration between artist, curator and G.A.S. trustee Temitayo Ogunbiyi and Vleeshal's nomadic curators Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza.

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Event: The Imaginary in the Diaspora

Event: The Imaginary in the Diaspora

A Talk and Discussion with Leo Robinson

G.A.S. Foundation is pleased to invite you to an artist talk with our current resident, Leo Robinson, a Glasgow-based multimedia artist. During the discursive event, Leo will discuss his work from the last two years through the framework of imaginary cultures and rituals, and ways...

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Event: No One Knows Tomorrow - Archiving For the Future

Event: No One Knows Tomorrow - Archiving For the Future

In the world of endangered archives, the challenges are as diverse as the records themselves. In late October, Karl Ohiri (one half of Lagos Studio Archives) and founder of Archivi.ng Fu'ad Lawal co-hosted an engaging talk and open discussion centred around two ambitious archiving...

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Event: Free Writing as a Tool

Event: Free Writing as a Tool

A writing workshop with Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, the 2022 Art X Prizewinner

Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, a multifaceted artist, writer, and scholar, invited fellow creatives to participate in an enriching writing workshop during her residency at G.A.S. Lagos. This workshop aimed to utilize writing for refining and amplifying creative concepts. Belinda shared invaluable...

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Urban Landscapes Meet Rural Roots: Gareth Nyandoro's Lagos & Ijebu Residency

Urban Landscapes Meet Rural Roots: Gareth Nyandoro's Lagos & Ijebu Residency

Renowned artist Gareth Jeremy Nyandoro, hailing from Zimbabwe, embarks on a two-phased residency at G.A.S. Foundation's Lagos and Ijebu centers. With a profound love for exploring the urban tapestry and human interactions, Gareth's creative practice delves into the vibrant landscapes of...

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G.A.S. Alumni Join Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in a New Exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery

G.A.S. Alumni Join Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in a New Exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery

On Friday, October 6th, Stephen Friedman Gallery's new London location on Cork Street, Mayfair, will unveil an exciting exhibition titled 'Free The Wind, The Spirit, and The Sun,' featuring new work by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. The exhibition also showcases a diverse group of African...

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Uncovering the Past: Lagos Studio Archives Residency Explores the Legacy of Abi Morocco Photos

Uncovering the Past: Lagos Studio Archives Residency Explores the Legacy of Abi Morocco Photos

G.A.S. Lagos is pleased to be hosting Lagos Studio Archives, a joint multidisciplinary practice belonging to Karl Riikka, and Ohiri Kassinen. Their practice comprises visual arts, photography, and research, will embark on a month-long residency in Lagos, aiming to unearth the story of Abi...

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