Residency Case Study: Ofem Ubi
G.A.S. Fellowship 2022 | August 2022
Ofem Ubi is a multidisciplinary artist from Nigeria who uses poetry, photography and film to drive conversations and preserve memories. Shortlisted and published in the Deep Dreams Anthology of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (2018), he was also internationally published in the first volume of the INKWELL Journal. His poetry film; Velvet, was selected for the Fringe of Color film festival (2021) meanwhile his film Southpaw was showcased in the inaugural National Arts in Health Week, Nigeria.
Ofem, who was based in Lagos for the duration of his residency, was one of the seven recipients of the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award announced in February 2022 in tandem with the local launch of Guest Artists Space. The fully supported opportunity was open to emerging creative practitioners across all disciplines living within the West African region and offered one-month residencies across our sites in Lagos and Ikise.