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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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Unexpected Lessons #4 : Decolonizing Restitution

Unexpected Lessons #4 : Decolonizing Restitution

Unexpected Lessons #04, organized by Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka was supported by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Nigeria, and brought together diverse panels of experts in art, culture, and collective organizing, to discuss and share their insights on the timely issue of restitution. Central to...

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John and Sue Picton on the History and Legacy of their Incomparable Archive

John and Sue Picton on the History and Legacy of their Incomparable Archive

In 2022 G.A.S. received a donation of a lifelong personal library collection from Professor John Picton and Sue Picton. Its scope includes the visual arts of Sub-Saharan Africa (sculpture, masquerade, textiles), publications dealing with history and archaeology (including Saharan rock...

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The Politics of Fabrics

The Politics of Fabrics

An exhibition of new work by Samuel Nnorom

The Politics of Fabrics brings together a new body of work developed by artist Samuel Nnorom during his residency at Guest Artists Space Foundation. The sculptural pieces, created almost entirely from pre-owned garments, include an ambitious 25ft site-specific intervention that will be hung...

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Meet Our Inaugural Goodman Gallery Resident Nolan Oswald Dennis

Meet Our Inaugural Goodman Gallery Resident Nolan Oswald Dennis

Nolan Oswald Dennis is a para-disciplinary artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their practice primarily explores ‘a black consciousness of space’ focusing on the material and metaphysical conditions of decolonisation whilst questioning histories of space and...

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Samuel Nnorom

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Samuel Nnorom

Our newest G.A.S. Fellowship resident Samuel Nnorom had a busy year in 2022 showing his work extensively in Nigeria at Kó Gallery, Alexis Galleries, and ART X Lagos as well as further afield at AKAA Art Fair in France. 2023 looks set to be an equally exciting year for the...

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Our Final TURN2 Resident Dr Mahret Ifeoma Kupka Arrives In Lagos

Our Final TURN2 Resident Dr Mahret Ifeoma Kupka Arrives In Lagos

On 2nd January Dr Mahret Ifeoma Kupka landed in Lagos under a harmattan sky ready to embark on her long-anticipated two-month residency at G.A.S. Lagos. She is the final Germany-based curator to join us as part of the TURN2 Programme. The initiative, developed by the German Federal Cultural...

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