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ART X Lagos 2020


For its 2020 edition, ART X Lagos invited audiences to virtually interact with 200 works from leading galleries across Africa and the Diaspora, and partake in 13 events.






ART X Lagos 2019



The ambitious 4th edition of ART X Lagos delivered #MoreThanAnArtFair, welcoming over 90 artists from 25 countries. It saw the introduction of ART X Modern dedicated to pioneers of African modern art from the mid-20th century, as well as a
Performance Pavilion.

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ART X Lagos 2018



The 3rd edition showcased artists and exhibitors from 18 countries, and notably, a special exhibition by Yinka Shonibare CBE. Ben Enwonwu’s masterpiece ‘Tutu’ (1974), the highest selling work of Nigerian modern art at auction, was also exhibited, its first public showcase in Lagos in over 40 years.



ART X Lagos 2017



The 2nd edition welcomed over 9,000 visitors with artists including Yinka Shonibare CBE, Zanele Muholi, Modupeola Fadugba, Nandipha Mntambo, Virginia Chihota, Boris Nzebo, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Portia Zvavahera and Lakin Ogunbanwo.

The fair also included special project exhibitions curated by Missla Libsekal, notably an exhibition of seven life-sized wooden sculptures by Nigeria’s pioneer modernist Ben Enwonwu.



ART X Lagos 2016



ART X Lagos, West Africa's Premier International Art Fair debuted in 2016  and was aimed to deepen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene in Africa and the rest of the world.

ART X Lagos was created to highlight the visual arts and contribute to the increased visibility of African artists, creating a strong, vibrant art market and positioning Lagos as a cultural capital on the continent.