Monday, 27 March 2023

'Thinking Historically...' with critical depths, other narratives of over 150 artists at Sharjah Biennial 15

Installation 'A Retrogress: Scene 1' (2022), by Mary Sibande.

OUTSIDE its traditional venues, Sharjah Biennial 15, in UAE, had expanded spaces into outskirts of the city. With a theme linked to late curator, Okwui Enwezor, it featured over 150 artists, including art from African descents, from more than 70 countries.

Sunday, 26 March 2023

How Jideonwor celebrated art from Africa at 19th Asian Art Biennale

'Heading West' (acrylic on canvas, 48x36, dated 2020) by Gabriel Jideonwor, shown at Asian Bienniale... recently.

WITHIN a period of 18 months, artist and gallerist, Gabriel Jideonwor asserted his efforts in pushing art from Africa through the global space. 

Saturday, 25 March 2023

In Lagos, ten artists compete for 'Next of Kin Series 5' grand prize

A mural from the Next of Kin Series 5 workshop.

TEN finalists have been selected by our Jurors from over 1500 entries. They include Popoola Nurudeen, Samuel Inalegwu, Idowu Emmanuel, Samuel Godwin, Jor Collins, Useh Akpoghene Caroline, Bosun Omotayo, Akintayo Eunice, Adeyemi Joshua, and Eruotor Tega are the ten finalists of a national art competition and exhibition, Next of Kin Series 5.

Friday, 24 February 2023

With 'Ode to Yesteryears' of 10 artists, Tribes Art Gallery expands art management skills on Artsy

'Sisters' (oil and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90cm, dated 2023), by Samson Oluwadare. 

A GREAT depth in understanding the contemporary art market of Africa appears like the creative and management assets of Tribes Art Gallery (TAAG). Under its founder and Chief Curator, Rodney Asikhia, TAAG's skills in managing art market for its artists took off in Lagos, Nigeria nearly ten years ago.

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Khalili, Salcedo, Waheed awarded Sharjah Biennial Prize

HH, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah; Sheikha, Hoor Al Qassimi, Director of SAF; with awardees  Bouchra Khalili, Doris Salcedo and Hajra Waheed as well as others during the award ceremony in Sharjah, UAE.

SHARJAH Art Foundation (SAF) announced the winners of the Sharjah Biennial Prize at the opening gala for the Biennial’s 15th edition and 30-year anniversary on the evening of Tuesday 7 February 2023.

Saturday, 18 February 2023

AMIAF 2023: Ghariokwu to expand over 40 yrs art-afrobeat tradition

Lemi Ghariokwu.

REGARDED as the first visual arts event with focus and theme on the trajectory of Afrobeat music genre, the 2023 edition of ArtMiabo International Art Festival (AMIAF) is featuring creative professionals across diverse fields of The Arts.

Monday, 23 January 2023

Sculptors’ Association demands return, restoration of TBS gate

A section of the 1972 sculpture designed by Paul Mont, but pulled down recently.


Being a Press Release of the Sculptors’ Association Nigeria as official response to the pulling down of Paul Mount’s Sculpture Gate located at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

Thursday, 12 January 2023

For Okwui Enwezor, over 150 artists, collectives converge at Sharjah Biennial 15

Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019).

BEGINNING February 2023, Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) brings together over 150 artists and collectives from more than 70 countries for the 15th edition and 30-year anniversary of the Sharjah Biennial. Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.

Friday, 30 December 2022

After Alaafin, Iya-Laje of Oyo, Chief Orija-Adesoye dies at 84

Chief Mrs Comfort Titilola Adesoye-Orija

LESS than one year after the death of Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III, one of his chiefs, Mrs Comfort Titilola Adesoye-Orija has died. The family of announces the death of their mother who  passed on, Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

Monday, 26 December 2022

Artistry metaphor of Orioye Bukola

'Listener' (oil on canvas, 40" X 40", dated 2020), by Bukola Orioye.

By Charles Okereke 

PERPETRATING nuances; the shifts in time frames, like pendulum traversing between the past, the present and futuristic postulations. 

Monday, 19 December 2022

'Connecting the Dots' celebrates 70 yrs of Art school at Yabatech

A mural abstract by group of artists at Yabatech Art Department of 1965 on display during Connecting the Dots exhibition.

IN celebrating seven decades of existence, Art Department of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos converged artists for a group art exhibition titled Connecting the Dots, which opened on December 15, 2022 at Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery.

 A Curatorial note from the exhibition captures the trajectory of the Fine Art Department of the Art School at Yaba College of Technology.

Thursday, 8 December 2022

'Introspection' of Akinwolere's visual tale goes to Thought Pyramid

' I Pledge to Banana Republic' (oil on canvas, 43"x30.5", dated 2021), by Muyiwa Akinmolere.

DESCRIBED as a traveling art exhibition, Introspection, a solo show by Muyiwa Akinwolere continues from December 10-30 2022 at Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 96 Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi Lagos. Last month, the exhibition was shown at Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

How Adepegba's 'Egúngún Costumes', other scholars' theses picked 2022 Rahamon Bello Awards

Award donor, Prof Folasade Rahamon Bello (left); recipients, Dr John Olatunde Mariase Uwa, Dr Henrietta Omo Eshalomi, Dr Kehinde Adepegba; and VC, University of Lagos, Prof Folashade Ogunsola during the awards presentation.

DR. HENRIETTA Omo Eshalomi, Dr. Kehinde Adepegba, and Dr. John Olatunde Mariase Uwa are recipients of 2022 Rahamon Bello Award for the best Ph.D. Thesis in African Studies.