G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023

G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023

In July 2023, the open call for the second G.A.S. Fellowship Award was unveiled. This fully-supported opportunity welcomed emerging creative practitioners from diverse disciplines residing in the West African region. The 2023 edition specifically welcomed applications from emerging practitioners whose work is rooted in the realms of Materiality, Ecology, Food, Environment, and History in the Present.

 

The judging panel was impressed by the wealth of talent, the quality, and the diversity of artistic practices presented. 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 research and create at our sister location, the G.A.S. Ecology Green Farm in Ijebu.

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Event Recap: A Curator's Lunch with TK Smith

Event Recap: A Curator's Lunch with TK Smith

On the 6th of November, TK Smith, curator-in-residence at G.A.S. invited curators from across the city of Lagos, to converse over a shared meal as an opportunity to engage in open conversation about the intricacies and nuances of curatorial labor. Guests were invited to consider how curatorial practices manifest across different geographical, cultural, and economic contexts whilst responding to provocations such as: How can the curatorial community best serve its diverse audiences?

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Recap: Lagos Art Tour 2023

Recap: Lagos Art Tour 2023

Between October 30th and November 5th, we had the pleasure of hosting the Lagos Art Tour 2023 - an immersive week filled with gallery, museum, and studio visits, complemented by exclusive events at both G.A.S. locations and ART X Lagos. The initiative has stemmed from the success of a similar experience organized by Y.S.F. in 2022 to celebrate the International Launch of Guest Artists Space Foundation, providing global visitors with a firsthand encounter of the vibrant cultural scene in Lagos and beyond.

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Announcing Asmaa Jama as the Winner of the Africa/Diaspora Access ART X Prize 2023

Announcing Asmaa Jama as the Winner of the Africa/Diaspora Access ART X Prize 2023

​​​​​​We are thrilled to announce Asmaa Jama as the winner of the African/Diaspora Access ART X Prize 2023. Jama was presented with the opportunity at a press conference last week alongside the winner of the Nigerian Award, Julius Agbaje. Both artists will receive residency opportunities at G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos and Gasworks in London respectively with grants of $10,000 each towards exhibitions at ART X Lagos in 2024 alongside mentoring and cultural exchange opportunities to support their success on the global stage.

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