World Weather Network

World Weather Network

G.A.S. Foundation is thrilled to welcome Raqs Media Collective, a renowned group of artists who also research, curate, and write, as the Yinka Shonibare Foundation delegates for the World Weather Network project at our conceptual weather station on the 54-acre Ecology Green Farm in Ikiṣẹ, Nigeria. The World Weather Network is a visionary response to the climate crisis, uniting 28 arts agencies worldwide in an endeavor to create an archipelago of voices and viewpoints. 

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Raqs Media Collective Begin their World Weather Network Residency

Raqs Media Collective Begin their World Weather Network Residency

G.A.S. Foundation is thrilled to welcome Raqs Media Collective, a renowned group of artists and researchers, as the Yinka Shonibare Foundation delegates for the World Weather Network project at our conceptual weather station on the 54-acre Ecology Green Farm in Ikiṣẹ, Nigeria. The World Weather Network is a visionary response to the climate crisis, uniting 28 arts agencies worldwide in an endeavour to create an archipelago of voices and viewpoints. 

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Stockholm School of Economics Residencies

Stockholm School of Economics Residencies

Stockholm School of Economics, SSE, is partnering with Yinka Shonibare and G.A.S. Foundation to grant thesis scholarships to students studying to gain their Master in Finance through the Yinka Shonibare Thesis Scholarship, which was launched in cooperation with Art Initiative and Misum, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets. The scholarship gives SSE students the opportunity to do a field study on-site in Nigeria within the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Residency Report: Laeïla Adjovi

Residency Report: Laeïla Adjovi

Laeïla Adjovi's residency research project explored the world of Yemoja, the revered water deity of Yorubaland, as she explored the history, rituals, and cultural connections surrounding this enigmatic figure, she gained unique insights from interviews conducted with esteemed scholars and practitioners, providing a fresh perspective on the enduring influence of Ifa spirituality across cultures. This research journeys through the intersections of memory, heritage, and the diaspora, as Yoruba culture weaves its narrative across continents, leaving an indelible mark on the global artistic landscape. 

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CCA's Nested Residencies at G.A.S. Lagos

CCA's Nested Residencies at G.A.S. Lagos

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of CCA Lagos, the pan-African traveling workshop, Asiko Art School, returned to Lagos. The workshop brought together Asiko alumni, as well as old and new partners from around the world for a week-long residency-based workshop, focused on exploring the theme of shyness. This group, in residence in Lagos, included partners from Nordic Studios, Daniel Peltz, David Lasso, Meri Linna, and Alison Naturale, as well as independent curator and bookmaker, Rosie Olang’ Odhiambo. The latter three were hosted in residence at G.A.S. Lagos.

Other participants in the workshops included Mary Osaretin Omoregie, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Luamba Muinga, and Odun Orimolade, Curator at the Yaba Art Museum. This event built upon CCA's institutional residency and month-long space takeover at G.A.S. The takeover included the National Arts in Health Week Conference, Rosie Olang's letter-writing workshop, and week-long workshops centred around the theme of shyness.

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