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.