Yinka Shonibare Foundation
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Guest Artists Space Foundation began working collaboratively with Tiwani Contemporary in early 2022 following the opening of their new gallery space on Victoria Island in Lagos. The resulting opportunities are funded through our Fellowship Platinum Partner donor package, a giving level used directly to support three residency fellowship awards in Nigeria over a three-year period with a focus on African and African Diaspora recipients. In this instance, it allows artists who are either represented by or exhibiting with Tiwani to complete a one-month residency at G.A.S.
Last month we reached another exciting milestone with the completion of our first three residencies. The occasion was celebrated with a Resident's Presentation during which G.A.S. Fellowship recipients Femi Johnson and Uzor Ugoala, and TURN2 recipient Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock shared highlights from their experience with guests from Lagos and the wider Nigerian creative and cultural community.
Multidisciplinary Nigerian artist Ofem Ubi joins us this August after receiving the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship. We asked him to tell us more about his practice and how he hopes the opportunity might shape future creative projects.
Femi Johnson is a Director and Producer working in the fields of arts and culture and its future in the context of Digital Adoption moving into a web3.0 meta world. He is also one of the seven artists who received the G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022, we asked for insight into how he has found the experience so far.
Uzor Ugoala is one of the seven artists selected for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award earlier this year. We spoke to him about his plans, aspirations and experience of the opportunity so far.
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