Photo Albums

Browse The 2019 Official Launch Photo Album
Browse The 2019 Official Launch Photo Album

Views from the Official Launch of the fourth edition of West Africa's Premier International Art Fair, where all the exciting announcements were made.

Access Bank ART X Prize Judging Day Photo Album
Access Bank ART X Prize Judging Day Photo Album

Highlights of the Access Bank ART X Prize judging day, where the 5 finalists presented their project proposals to our esteemed jury.

The 2018 Fair Album
The 2018 Fair Album

View moments from the 2018 ART X Lagos art fair.

ART X Lagos 2018 Press Launch
ART X Lagos 2018 Press Launch

A snapshot from the ART X Lagos 2018 Press Launch, where the features of this year's fair were announced.

ART X Lagos Meets President Macron
ART X Lagos Meets President Macron

Highlights from the ART X Lagos special exhibition for President Emmanuel Macron of France as part of the Celebration of African Culture event, held in his honour at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos on July 3rd 2018.

The 2017 Fair Album
The 2017 Fair Album

View pictures from the 2017 ART X Lagos art fair.

Press

Interviews

Introducing ART X Modern
Introducing ART X Modern

ART X Modern is a new section of the fair dedicated to the pioneers of African modern art from the 20th Century, presented by Stanbic IBTC Pensions.
Avid collectors and patrons of the arts, Ugoma Adegoke and Olufemi Akinsaya speak to us ahead of the fair on the value and practice of collecting modern art.

2018 Keynote Artist
2018 Keynote Artist

Take a look at our video featuring 2018 Keynote Artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE, as he talks about his experience at the fair.

Touch, Space + The Future
Touch, Space + The Future

Take a look at our video on ‘Lagos Drawings’, a conductive art installation that combines digital technology, sounds, and illustrations by Karo Akpokiere.

Interview with Gerald Chukwuma
Interview with Gerald Chukwuma

Take a look at our studio visit with visual artist Gerald Chukwuma, as he guides us through an intimate look into his process.

Interview with Yinka Shonibare MBE
Interview with Yinka Shonibare MBE

Catch a glimpse of our studio visit with celebrated contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE who is the Keynote Artist for the 2018 edition of ART X Lagos.

Meet Team ART X
Meet Team ART X

Take a look at our short video introducing you to some of the faces behind ART X Lagos.

Fair Highlights

The 4th edition of ART X Lagos is less than 2 months away.
The 4th edition of ART X Lagos is less than 2 months away.

Join us at our new and bigger venue, The Federal Palace, Victoria Island, Lagos, from the 1st - 3rd November, 2019. We are excited to announce the introduction of new and exciting components to the fair for a refreshed experience.

ART X Lagos – The 2018 Fair
ART X Lagos – The 2018 Fair

The third edition of ART X Lagos was our most ambitious to date, showcasing the cutting edge of African contemporary art and culture, with a wide array of artists from the continent and diaspora.

ART X Lagos – The 2017 Fair
ART X Lagos – The 2017 Fair

The second edition of ART X Lagos saw 9,000 visitors attend our 3-day art fair in Victoria Island, Lagos. Here's a recap of some of the most memorable moments at the fair.

ART X Lagos – The 2016 Fair
ART X Lagos – The 2016 Fair

Our maiden edition took place from November 4th to 6th 2016 at the Civic Centre in Lagos, and presented the works of over 65 artists from 10 countries in Africa.

ART X Talks

Artist Talk: Aboubakar Fofana on Usable Pasts & Re-invention
Artist Talk: Aboubakar Fofana on Usable Pasts & Re-invention

In conversation with curator Missla Libsekal, multidisciplinary artist and designer Aboubakar Fofana speaks about the techniques and aesthetics of West African Indigo dyeing.

Panel Discussion: We Are Our Own Sun, Cultivating An Art Ecosystem; Sponsored by the Ford Foundation
Panel Discussion: We Are Our Own Sun, Cultivating An Art Ecosystem; Sponsored by the Ford Foundation

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Lagos Biennial Founder, Folakunle Oshun, and Nubuke Foundation Curator, Bianca Ama Manu, explore and rethink what it means to cultivate zones for critical thought, as well as strategies for the arts to flourish; moderated by writer and critic Njideka Iroh.

Artist Talk: Leading Contemporaries in Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE; Sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham
Artist Talk: Leading Contemporaries in Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE; Sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham

Renowned for his works exploring colonialism, race and the construction of cultural identity, Yinka Shonibare CBE, discuses his artistic practice and influences with Chika Okeke-Agulu, sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham.

Panel Discussion: Statues Also Die, Considering Institutionalizing Collections; Sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Pensions
Panel Discussion: Statues Also Die, Considering Institutionalizing Collections; Sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Pensions

Sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Pensions, and moderated by Yvonne Fasinro, HRM Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, Professor Peju Layiwola, and Fabian Ajogwu examine ways of maintaining art collections and making them more accessible, drawing on the 1953 documentary film Les statues meurent aussi (Statues Also Die).

Panel Discussion: The Artist as Social Sculptor
Panel Discussion: The Artist as Social Sculptor

Drawing on the Osun-Oshogbo Sacred Grove, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Meskerem Assegued, Olufemi Akinsanya, and Adolphus Opara look at the roles artists play in transforming local customs and landscapes into cultural institutions; moderated by Papa Omotayo.

Leading Contemporaries: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Leading Contemporaries: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

On the occasion of her first public artist talk in Nigeria, sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham, MacArthur Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby talks about her practice and influences in conversation with moderator Tayo Ogunbiyi.

ART X Prize

2019 Access Bank ART X Prize
2019 Access Bank ART X Prize

Founder and Director of ART X Collective, Tokini Peterside, and Group Head of Corporate Communications for Access Bank, Amaechi Okobi, speak on the evolution of the Prize and Access Bank's patronage in the arts.

Interview with Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, at Gasworks, London
Interview with Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, at Gasworks, London

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, the 2018 winner of the Prize, spent 3 months undertaking a residency programme at Gasworks, London, in 2019.

Interview with Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola
Interview with Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, the winner of the 2018 ART X Prize with Access, reveals how she uses the body and expression in her performance art as a means of telling a story.

ART X Prize with Access 2018
ART X Prize with Access 2018

Moments from the finalists' presentations, jury deliberations, press conference and prize-giving of the ART X Prize with Access 2018 edition.

On the Importance of Supporting Emerging Artists
On the Importance of Supporting Emerging Artists

Director of Omenka Gallery and President of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Oliver Enwonwu speaks on the importance of support for emerging Nigerian artists.

On the ART X Prize with Access and the Local Art Scene
On the ART X Prize with Access and the Local Art Scene

Visual artist, performer and curator of local art space The Tree House, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, speaks on the relevance and timeliness of the ART X Prize with Access for Nigeria's burgeoning art scene.

ART X Live!

ART X Live! 2019: Making The Maverick
ART X Live! 2019: Making The Maverick

Take a look at our trailer unveiling the line-up for the 2019 show.

The 2018 ART X Live! Photo Album
The 2018 ART X Live! Photo Album

View pictures from the 2018 edition of ART X Live!

ART X Live! – The 2018 Edition
ART X Live! – The 2018 Edition

Sponsored by Absolut, Budweiser, The Beat 99.9 FM, and Trace, ART X Live! saw some of Africa’s fastest emerging talent collaborate for a one-night-only live music and visual art showcase.

ART X Live! 2018 Meet BOJ & Teni
ART X Live! 2018 Meet BOJ & Teni

ART X Live! performing artists BOJ and Teni talk about their favourite African musical icons.

ART X Live! 2018 Meet Odunsi & Amaarae
ART X Live! 2018 Meet Odunsi & Amaarae

Odunsi “the engine”, the ART X Live! 2018 Creative Director, and Ghanaian performing artist, Amaarae, discuss their forthcoming show.

ART X Live! 2018 Trailer
ART X Live! 2018 Trailer

ART X Live! presents Sonic Archive: They Knew Before The New, a live music and visual art show exploring Africa’s rich musical history. Take a look at our trailer for the show.


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