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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Announcing The Arrival of Alberta Whittle, Our Second Big Give Funded Resident

Announcing The Arrival of Alberta Whittle, Our Second Big Give Funded Resident

Acclaimed Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle, whose multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, performance, film, and installation has arrived in Nigeria for a month-long residency at G.A.S. Lagos. For Alberta, this opportunity offers a much-needed break, signifying more than a creative pause; it is a moment of profound rejuvenation and reset. After years of relentless artistic exploration, she seeks a tranquil space to experiment and play. The residency comes at a crucial juncture, offering Alberta uninterrupted studio time in new surroundings among fresh faces. It's an opportunity for her to delve into her practice, restoring her creative spirit and finding new inspiration.

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