George Osodi: Royalty

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From January 17 to February 12, 2018, Tafeta Gallery, London will present Royalty, a solo exhibition featuring works from George Osodi’s well-travelled series ‘Nigerian Monarchs’. Taken over the course of several months, the images feature the regional rulers of modern-day monarchies throughout the country. The artist works in colour and combines critical reportage with artistic documentary photography. His subjects are mostly […]

Tribute to Bisi Fakeye

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Though the great talent that was Bisi Fakeye is no longer around, his vision is still very much with us. Indeed, his death marks the passing of one of Nigeria’s most gifted sculptors. Hailing from a family of talented wood carvers, he apprenticed under his famous uncle, Lamidi at the family’s hometown in Osun State. […]

University of Nsukka at 50: Nkoli Ka

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African Artists Foundation and the University of Nsukka will on June 23, 2017, hold a commemorative round table that spans the growth of art in Nigeria and the legacy of the last 50 years. This jubilee celebration is themed Nkoli Ka meaning “recalling is greatest”. According to Chinua Achebe, “It is the story that outlives the sound of war […]

Yaw Owusu: All That Glitters

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From June 29 to August 15, 2017, Gallery 1957 will present All That Glitters by Ghanaian artist Yaw Owusu. Through his socially engaged and visually rich practice, the artist questions the failures of Ghana’s ongoing infrastructural development. Owusu creates sculptural installations that repurpose found objects, shifting the value of otherwise worthless materials into things of […]

Adeola Balogun: Bubbles of Emotions

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From June 17 to July 1, 2017, Omenka Gallery will present Bubbles of Emotions by Nigerian artist Adeola Balogun. The exhibition is inspired by social currents or current affairs. According to Adeola Balogun, “Bubbles of Emotion is a body of work that attempt to reflect on heart-wrenching narratives both at my immediate environmental and at […]

Titi Omoighe: Modern Interpretations

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From June 3 to August 30, 2017, SMO Contemporary will present Modern Interpretations, an exhibition of 34 paintings by Nigerian artist Titi Omoighe. To be held at Temple Muse in Lagos, Omoighe’s works can be split broadly in three main themes. Recent Works that show her ability to take risks, as well as exploration of […]