- 11th September 2021 to 25th September 2021
- The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos. 9, McEwen St, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria
The intersection of art and culture has become the breeding ground for conversations that shape our culture. In an age when information lies at our fingertips, it is now easier to access the contributions of women in society, but the ratio of male to female established artists in Nigeria continues being strongly imbalanced in favour of men. Nigerian Art history shows a considerable disparity between the number, impact, and recognition of male and female artists in the country. The awareness of this disparity in visibility has increased, but women artists continue being underrepresented in...
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I Am the Light, is another of my public art multi-dimensional art intervention programs including Ask Yourself, 2014 and I Learnt This, 2015 which amongst many things, take art to new audiences.
Making the piece involved people (interaction), text and colour (painting).
The painting and writing aspects of the work are made on 20 large sheets of hand-made paper that we produced in my studio from local materials (okra, sugarcane, banana), and about the project Anne McKeown says:"...the remainder from the food of the fields of Nigeria [are] holding the words of the children and the...
I use Hand Made Paper in the production of some of my work.
From the 6th to the 18th of December, 2018, I hosted a Paper Making Project to create an opportunity to share some of my process with some young, eager minds. The workshop was held in collaboration with Association of Visual Arts Teachers in Nigeria (AVATIN).
The focus of the workshop was hand-papermaking- using indigenous fibres gotten from Banana, Okro, Sisal, and Sugarcane.
We had Master Paper-makers Anne Mckeown and Donna Brown from the Brodsky Centre of Rutgers University, New Jersey.
This workshop is the debut activity to...
LineGuage is an exhibition that piqued my interest because I love to read books.
Curated by Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, LineGuage explores the direct relationship between Fine Art and Literature, the co-creation of images between African writers and artists. LineGuage features such artists as Bruce Onobrakpeya, Uche Okeke, and Ibrahim El-Salahi who were adept at the visual interpretation of literature. It also features the works of Victor Epkuk and Chijioke Onuora who gave illustrations to many of Chinua Achebe's literary works.
Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation announces its new direction and curatorial team for the next edition, Biennale Equator #3 in 2015. The Jogja Biennale has created a theme beyond just the similarities between Indonesia and Nigeria, a theme that could also embrace contemporary discourse, political context, and social issues in both countries respectively.
For this exhibition, I am showing my latest in my public art series titled:
Ask Yourself is a multi-dimensional art intervention comprising of playful and experiential art event-series that have already happened for 8 days in 4 locations (2 days per location), at an average of 7 hours per day. It is a participatory public-art activity that moved to its audience for collaboration. It brings art and its engagement opportunity directly to the audience in the real world and embraces a collective model for making art.
The art includes Scrap notes, a Painting Installation, and a Film as elements and residues of the interventions. Ask Yourself is multiple interventions....
According to Antonius Roberts, “Schooner Bay is the ultimate artists’ studio – a studio without walls and we look forward to it being transformed into and celebrated as an organic garden where the line between nature and art is obliterated.”
From July 21 through July 23 2010, six emerging artists from the College of the Bahamas and three resident artists from Popopstudios including myself and John Cox (Popostudios Director)...
…And I am granted the Commonwealth Connections award, and artist award of the commonwealth foundation. Lovely! I look forward to getting involved in many projects in Nassau- the Bahamas…getting immersed in the art, the beautiful blue waters and the people.
I will work with Antonius Roberts, and I will base at Popopstudios right amongst many interesting artists.
- Being creative is about finding fresh grounds – the unbeaten path. This is exactly what we seek! This is not about an individual artist, but about the group, and about the Bahamas; and perhaps Africa. We hope the...
In 2007, I was awarded by UNESCO, an artist residency at LKV (Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder) Trondheim. At LKV, I researched foreign prostitution in Europe, using Norway as a case study.
This research and period in Trondheim resulted in the making of artworks including: