Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to develop new work via Guest Projects Digital from June - October 2020.

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Announcing the selected artist group from the Digital Residency open call

Announcing the selected artist group from the Digital Residency open call

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital.

A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20

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The 2020 digital residency award

The 2020 digital residency award

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital. 

A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20

The project seeks to erect a digital monument dedicated to the harnessing of failures by asking: what kind of possibilities would we unlock if we considered failure not as a wall that ends a life but as a window into values that we’d prefer to live by?The proposed virtual space will incorporate technology ranging from radio waves to Zoom calls to serve as a funeral site for dead ideas and a cradle for fledgling ones/those unborn due to the fear of failure.

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Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to develop new work via Guest Projects Digital from June - October 2020. 

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Artists Open Call

Artists Open Call

This first residency calls out is for collaborations between artists and curators, in particular, those of African descent living and working in London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria.

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Black lives matter, structures matter

Black lives matter, structures matter

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation would like to express its sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and everyone effected by his brutal murder.

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation will continue to work to address the fundamental structural inequalities that culminated in the death of Mr. Floyd and many more, as a result of racial violence and economic inequities.

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Postponed Art Auction and Gala

Postponed Art Auction and Gala


It is with great sadness that we must announce the postponement of Yinka Shonibare Foundation’s Art Auction and Gala at the end of May 2020.

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TFAF: Philanthropy in African Art

TFAF: Philanthropy in African Art

The idea of philanthropy in the arts in an African context has never been more important. The traditional model of philanthropy needs to evolve in order to ensure it fulfils its own potential as a catalyst for growth and best serves the needs of those it is intended to support. Patronage is crucial in supporting artists to reach their creative potential.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Over the past decade, I’ve been running a project space for emerging artists in east London called Guest Projects. Based just off Broadway Market, it supports practitioners in a variety of disciplines, from visual artists to musicians to theatre companies.

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The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

The British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare is planning to launch an artist residency programme across two sites in Nigeria: one in Lagos and the other in the rural area of Ijebu in Ogun state.

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Artforum

Artforum

The British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare plans to create two artist residencies in Nigeria through his Guest Artists Space (GAS) Foundation.

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Sedition

Sedition

Yinka Shonibare CBE has announced a new artist residency opening in Lagos in 2021. Guest Artists Space Lagos will complement Shonibare’s London creative hub, Guest Projects.

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