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. […]
The Art Republic (Centre for Arts and Cultural Democracy) invites art students of Nigerian universities and polytechnics to submit entries for her third Peace Poster competition and exhibition. Entries should address the theme of “Peace” from a local or global perspective.
An exhibition of works by Zinno Orara will hold from November 25 to December 4, 2017 at Terra Kulture Gallery, Plot 1376,Tiamiyu Savage, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. The exhibition is held in memory of Adaora, Orara’s wife who died in 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
The University of London in collaboration with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and SOAS will present Beyond Fetishism: Mmanwu and the Politics of Postcoloniality from 4:30 to 6:30pm on November 29, 2017 at the department of African Studies and Anthropology Danford Room, Arts Building, 2nd Floor.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Circle Art Gallery presents Young Guns by African artists Alex Njoroge, Boniface Maina, Churchill Ongere, David Thuku, Denis Mubiru, Dennis Muraguri, Dickens Otieno, Elias Mun’gora, Emmaus Kimani, Ian Mwesiga, Isaiah Mwangi Maina, Joakim Kwaru, Julian Manjahi, Joseph Waweru, Kaloki Nyamai, Leevans Linyera, Lemek Tompoika, Lincoln Mwangi, Michael Musyoka, Mosoti Kepha, Mwini Mutuku, Ngugi Waweru, Paul Njihia, Peteros Ndunde, Sydney Mang’ong’o and Waweru Gichuhi, which is currently […]
Rosenfeld Porcini presents Loud by leading contemporary artist Ndidi Emefiele opned June 9 , 2017. Over the last nine months, the artist has been working on a new compelling body of mixed media works on canvas that will be for the occasion, unveiled across the gallery two-floors. The exhibition will also feature two large-scale paintings that […]