Open Call: 2023 Tilga Art Fund Uganda Edition

Open Call: 2023 Tilga Art Fund Uganda Edition

Applications Closed

Tilga Art Fund is now accepting applications from artists between the ages of 18 and 30 working and living in Uganda, or of Ugandan descent. Applicants are invited to submit proposals as individuals or as a group across a variety of creative disciplines that include photography, painting, sculpture, illustration or multidisciplinary arts. The grant is intended to support early career artists in developing their practice through any project of their choosing.

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Event: Interwoven Histories

Event: Interwoven Histories

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones in Conversation with Victor Ehikhamenor, Gbolahan Ayoola, and Temitayo Ogunbiyi

Interwoven Histories is a convening of contemporary artists Victor Ehikhamenor, Gbolahan Ayoola, and curator and artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi facilitated by figurative painter Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. The event marks the conclusion of Adeniyi-Jones’ residency at G.A.S. Lagos, a period of research, exploration and introspection that has provided opportunities to connect with and draw inspiration from the burgeoning local arts and culture ecosystem.

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - A Performance by Tobi Onabolu

Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - A Performance by Tobi Onabolu

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, G.A.S. Foundation hosted Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? , an immersive installation and performance by G.A.S. Fellow and  Farm House resident, Tobi Onabolu. With two showings of his performance, and an installation showing photography and poetry from the duration of his residency. Across video, photography, sound, poetry, and performance, this multimedia body of work interrogated the process of liberating the subconscious mind and the body from external forces of control. With the increasing imposition of digital technology, organized religion, hegemonic socio-economic systems, and cultural normativity on our minds and bodies; all of which are ubiquitous within our daily lived experiences, Tobi questioned what remains of the human's "natural instincts?” 

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Introducing Multidisciplinary Artist, Researcher and Guest Projects Digital Alumni, Chiizii

Introducing Multidisciplinary Artist, Researcher and Guest Projects Digital Alumni, Chiizii

Earlier this month we welcomed interdisciplinary artist, and Guest Projects Digital alumni Chiizii to Lagos. Her practice spans sculpture, digital, performance, photography, music, dance, and research. Through her work Chiizii investigates the role of art in preserving Igbo food culture, utilizing art as a tool for both learning and teaching and emphasizing traditional and contemporary Igbo art practices in knowledge production and information exchange. Her Lagos residency is generously supported by South London Gallery.

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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 focuses on cultural hybridity, multi-layered identities, visible and invisible borders, and African cultural heritage.

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