ART X Lagos is a 3-day art fair that launched in November 2016 and

showcased some of the best and most innovative contemporary art from the

African continent. The debut edition featured 14 galleries showing over 65

artists drawn from 10 countries in Africa.


In addition, the fair featured six specially curated projects, as well as a live art

booth for young artists,  a colouring wall, and a vibrant live performance

platform for artists and musicians. ART X Lagos also included a robust and

lively talks program with over 30 local and international speakers.


ART X Lagos welcomed over 5,000 guests to The Civic Centre over the 3-day

art fair in 2016. Our ambition in 2017 is to deliver an even more dynamic

program of exhibitions, talks and interactive projects. This informs a critical

part of our wider mission, to reinforce the visual arts as an important

component of the creative industry in Africa, contribute to the increased

visibility of African artists, create a strong and vibrant art market, and position

Lagos as an emergent cultural capital on the continent.