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aBOUT ART X LAGOS



ART X Lagos is West Africa’s premier international art fair, designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary and modern art from the African continent and its Diaspora.

Launched in 2016, the art fair has since become a cornerstone of the Lagos art calendar, drawing local patrons and a host of international collectors, curators, and critics annually. Since its debut, five editions of ART X Lagos have held, welcoming over 40,000 visitors to see the works of Africa’s leading, established and emerging artists. These attendees and the satellite exhibitions that have emerged in response to the fair, are undoubtedly indicators of Lagos’ position as a fast-emerging and exciting cultural hub.

In 2016, the fair launched the ART X Prize, to support emerging talent and to contribute to the burgeoning contemporary art sector in Nigeria, renamed in 2019 as the Access Bank ART X Prize. The Prize provides funding and mentoring support for compelling projects by emerging artists with the potential to propel them beyond the threshold of the local art sector and onto the international stage, as well as an international residency. Documentary photographer Etinosa Yvonne emerged as the winner of the 2019 Edition of the Prize.


Also launched in 2016, the ART X Live! platform is an immersive, one-of-a-kind showcase featuring exciting collaborations between some of the fastest-rising art and music talents on the African continent.


In response to the global pandemic, the fifth edition of ART X Lagos held from 2 to 9 December 2020 online and delivered an exciting program of specially curated projects, talks and a robust catalogue of artwork, to its broad audience of collectors, connoisseurs, cultural practitioners and art lovers.

ART X Lagos returns on 4 November 2021 for its sixth edition.

 








The Team



Founder & Director
TOKINI PETERSIDE


Advisory Board

CONSTANTINE LABI OGUNBIYI

DUDUN PETERSIDE

EVELYN OPUTU

FATIMA WALI-ABDURRAHMAN

FEMI LIJADU

JESS CASTELLOTE

JUNAID DIKKO

N’GONÉ FALL

PAPA OMOTAYO

RENI FOLAWIYO


Selection Committee Chairs