Yinka Shonibare Foundation
Guest Projects Digital
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 challenges us to view the world through a new lens, where art is not just a product, but a collaborative and transformative process.
Guest Projects Digital alumni Chiizii has collaborated with Queercircle, London to produce a new multimedia work that occupies the Queercircle library and reading room. The piece titled Ogoni 9 uncovers the often-forgotten history of a group of activists known collectively as the Ogoni Nine who were killed by the Nigerian government after protesting the exploitation and degradation of their land by British oil companies.
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 explore themes of identity, culture, and community.
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.
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, Raymond will conduct research in preparation for his exhibition at the Lagos Biennial later in the year.
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