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Visual Arts

INTRODUCTION Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) commenced in 2007 to encourage artistic creativity and awareness of environmental issues. It provides space through art for young people to make meaningful statements about the lived environment in Nigeria. It also encourages and empowers young artists throughout Nigeria by promoting and commercializing their creative endeavours on…Continue Reading >

15 May / 22 May - Abuja

Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto

Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto is a week-long event organised by the embassies of France, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands, the Thought Pyramid Art Centre and in partnership with LagosPhoto Festival. The aim of this initiative is to promote international photography in Abuja and to provide local photographers an opportunity to exchange their visions and photographs…Continue Reading >

William’s work revolves around social issues and humanitarian concerns mostly focusing on isolated or weakened communities. On a long term basis, he has worked on Malaria, Aids and Tuberculosis in Africa and Asia, Haiti earthquake aftermaths, the Libyan war, former soviet countries and the Central African Republic crisis among others issues. His two years work…Continue Reading >

TOM SAATER is a Documentary photographer/Photojournalist and Videographer. He focuses on reportage, social/cultural issues.4In 2015 he was nominated for Magnum Emergency Funds. In December 2009 he was invited by the British Council to participate in a photography project called “My Home is Here”. The project involved travelling around Nigeria to produce images of Climate Change…Continue Reading >

Life in My City Abuja Exhibition Opening on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 6pm Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) is a celebration of young and talented Nigerian visual artists. It is the largest annual gathering of artists and stakeholders of visual arts in Nigeria. Started in 2007 to encourage artistic creativity and awareness of environmental issues, it provides space…Continue Reading >

24 Oct - Abuja

LIMCAF // Award night

LIFE IN MY CITY ART FESTIVAL AWARD NIGHT Saturday 25 October 2015 at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu   Mainly driven by a passion for visual arts, Sir Robert Oji started to think about an Arts Festival in Enugu in 2006. The next year, the first Life in My City Art Festival (the LIMCAF) was born…Continue Reading >

Online applications for art and architectures studies are open on CampusArt network website until February 11, 2016.WARNING: Written applications must be submitted to Campus France Agency in Paris on February 11, 2016 at the latest. CampusArt is a network of French institutions offering university level programs within the field of art and architecture, led by…Continue Reading >

23 Nov / 17:30 - Abuja

Towards COP21 // Opening event

  OPENING EVENT Monday 23 November 2015 – 5:30pm Opening ceremony of the week long event on climate change Unveiling of the photo exhibition 60 solutions against climate change by Yann Arthus-Bertrand The exhibition comprises 21 photos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand from his famous “Earth from Above” series and presents concrete initiatives in four sectors: cities,…Continue Reading >

Since 2010, the Focus program has lead to the invitation of over 100 curators, critics, and directors of institutions from around the world to discover the French artistic scene through visits of the diverse spaces dedicated to contemporary art (museums, art centres, foundations, galleries) and meetings with artists and curators in Paris.  Taiye Idahor is…Continue Reading >

04 Jun / 10 Jun - Abuja

Photo Junction with Lagos Photo

Photo: Sami Trabelsi   PHOTO JUNCTONS WITH LAGOSPHOTO   A week-long event organised by the Institut français du Nigeria, the Embassy of France in Nigeria, the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abuja, and the Thought Pyramid Art Centre, in partnership with LagosPhoto Festival.   EXHIBITION 2-10…Continue Reading >

The Institut français du Nigeria supports the residency of French artist Vincent Parisot in November at the International Institute for Creative Development in Abuja. This one month residency gathered 5 artists from around the world who worked on artistic projects and took time to discover and interact with the Nigerian artistic scene. Vincent Parisot also created…Continue Reading >

The Institut français du Nigéria supports, as part of its invitation program, the trip in Paris of two Nigerian artists. The first one is the multi-media artist Modupeola Fadugba. She is currently in residence at the Cité internationale des arts as part of the program of the Institut français. She will present her exhibition “Prayers,…Continue Reading >

The Institut francais du Nigeria have sponsored two photographers during five days for taking part in the 11th edition of Bamako Photography biennial: Tersoo Gundu and Blaize Echeune Itodo. This two photographers based in Abuja have created Photo Carrefour. Photo Carrefour is a photography hangout and exhibition event that seeks to advance the conversation on the art of…Continue Reading >

29 Mar / 01 Apr - Focus on…

Generation Y exhibition

The Institut francais du Nigeria supports Generation Y exhibition by Retro Africa. FROM MARCH 29TH TO 1 APRIL 1ST EXHIBITION PAVILIONBESIDE THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA SYNOPSIS – The Working Theme for the exposition is “Generation Y”. This Expo will attempt to touch-on contemporary issues through the eyes of millennials. Generation Y. intends to capture the zeitgeist of one generation…Continue Reading >

14 May / 16 May - Focus on…

The Editing Room: Critical Writing Workshop

May 14 – 16, 2018   Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos 9 Mc Ewen Street, Yaba Lagos   Initiated by CCA Lagos’ Associate Curator  Iheanyi Onwuegbucha and Led by Paris-based French and English curator and Writer Caroline Hancock   The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, invites young curators, art writers, critics, and practitioners…Continue Reading >

Caroline Hancock is a French and English independent curator, writer, editor and translator based in Paris. Having worked on major eclectic, non-hierarchical, cross-historical and multi-disciplinary exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in the early 2000s, she continues to research Surrealism and its international connections, the potentials of archival materials and the dialogue between ancient, modern and…Continue Reading >

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