A Year in Lagos.

In 2017 I took a break from my practice and moved to Lagos for a year. Lagos has always been my go-to place for inspiration, except for the first time I wouldn’t be making any work. After spending a super intense, yet deeply enlightening two years at De Ateliers which ended in 2016, I wanted some space to think about the direction of my practice. So […]

De Ateliers, Amsterdam and new work

I joined De Ateliers, the two year residency programme in Amsterdam, in Autumn 2014. I’ve been enjoying making new work in an inspiring environment, backed with great support from a host of influential artists, curators and art thinkers. Working through much fresh thinking, I’ve been researching the possibilities for new work. “Stall” (2014) is a film inspired […]

‘The Station and The Studio’, GoetheOnMain, Johannesburg

‘The Station and The Studio’ explores notions of territory in Johannesburg by encouraging a dialogue between the private artist’s studio and the public ‘Noord Taxi Rank’ in the inner City. With this final instalment, as with part one and part 2 of the project, I am really interested in working with landscapes, but in this case […]

 
 
 

The Cave and The Arena, Maison des arts Georges Pompidou, France

In association with Maison des arts Georges Pompidou, April to July 2014 saw me in residence at Maisons Daura in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie – a small art commune in the Lot Valley of France. The almost medieval, picturesque village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is famed for its quaintness and surrealists like André Breton adopting it as home. I was […]

‘The Mountain’, 2014 at voyons voir | art contemporain et territoire

For five weeks between February and March 2014, I stayed at the ‘Château Grand Boise’ vineyard in Trets, Bouches-du-Rhône, to develop the first part of a year-long project titled ‘The Mountain’. With this project, I am particularly concerned with the relationship between my body and the landscape at the Château. I became interested in exploring the poetics of movement, […]

National Art Competition 2013 Participation – Lagos, Nigeria

The ‘National Art Competition’ is a yearly art prize for Nigerian artists, conceived by African Artists’ Foundation and supported by Nigerian Breweries. In 2013 El Anatsui led the panel of judges, and I was shortlisted to compete alongside 12 other finalists. Each year, the competition proposes pertinent themes – often relating to issues of Nigeria and […]