Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space (G. A. S.) Foundation (Nigeria), a non-profit founded by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA dedicated to facilitating international cultural exchange and the development of creative and research practices through residencies, education and collaboration.

The Foundation’s ambition is to encourage critical and engaging practices in the fields of contemporary art, design, architecture, agriculture and ecology with the space to research, experiment, share, educate and develop ideas.

2022 sees the exciting launch of Guest Artists Space; a pair of multi-use live/work residency spaces in the heart of the dynamic city of Lagos and on a rural working farm in Ijebu, Ogun State. Building on the success of Guest Projects, London, G.A.S. Foundation serves as an extension of the original residency programme with a focus on establishing a critical centre of research and experimentation in West Africa. G.A.S. Foundation will host cultural exchanges where international participants live and work, alongside their African peers for up to three months whilst engaging in public programmes.

Latest G.A.S. Foundation News

The Politics of Fabrics

The Politics of Fabrics

The Politics of Fabrics brings together a new body of work developed by artist Samuel Nnorom...

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Meet Our Inaugural Goodman Gallery Resident Nolan Oswald Dennis

Meet Our Inaugural Goodman Gallery...

Nolan Oswald Dennis is a para-disciplinary artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their...

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Samuel Nnorom

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident...

Our newest G.A.S. Fellowship resident Samuel Nnorom had a busy year in 2022 showing his work...

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Our Final TURN2 Resident Dr Mahret Ifeoma Kupka Arrives In Lagos

Our Final TURN2 Resident Dr Mahret...

On 2nd January Dr Mahret Ifeoma Kupka landed in Lagos under a harmattan sky ready to embark on...

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Celebrating Our 2022 Residents

Celebrating Our 2022 Residents

As we launch our 2023 programme, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the incredible...

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Event Recap: Queering the Subversive Dye

Event Recap: Queering the Subversive...

Queering the Subversive Dye: Thoughts on Textile and Gender was the second event in a two-part...

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Quarterly Press Highlights

Quarterly Press Highlights

We managed to generate some incredible coverage of our International Launch with more exciting...

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Exhibition Recap: Aso là ´nkí, kí a tó ki ènìyàn – We greet the cloth before we greet its wearer

Exhibition Recap: Aso là ´nkí, kí a...

To conclude her residency at G.A.S. curator Miriam Bettin hosted the first exhibition at the...

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Exhibition: Artefacts (Re)connecting … Can you sense them?

Exhibition: Artefacts (Re)connecting...

Artefacts (Re)connecting … Can you sense them? is an exhibition coordinated by Sarafadeen...

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We're Hiring: Communications Assistant

We're Hiring: Communications...

Guest Artists Space Foundation is recruiting a full-time Communications Assistant. The...

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Project Recap: Apocalypse Pantry

Project Recap: Apocalypse Pantry

In October 2022, Mariam Hava Aslam came to the end of a two-month residency period...

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Recap: The G.A.S. International Launch

Recap: The G.A.S. International...

Between the 2nd and 6th of November, we hosted the International Launch of Guest Artists...

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Announcing Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński as the Winner of the Africa/Diaspora Access ART X Prize 2022/23

Announcing Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński...

We are thrilled to announce Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński as the winner of the...

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Event Recap: Sharjah Architecture Triennial Symposium

Event Recap: Sharjah Architecture...

In the lead-up to the second edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, curated by...

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Sarafadeen Bello

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident...

Sarafadeen Bello is a design architect, researcher and creative based in Lagos, Nigeria. His...

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G.A.S. Residents Gideon Gomo and Portia Zvavahera Reflect On Their Time In Lagos

G.A.S. Residents Gideon Gomo and...

Earlier this month saw the opening of I See You, a group exhibition of new and recent works at...

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Event: Àgbo - Our Polluted Waters are Medicine

Event: Àgbo - Our Polluted Waters are...

To conclude her research residency at G.A.S. Foundation, British-Nigerian artist Seyi Adelekun...

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Exhibition: An Unfolding Prelude

Exhibition: An Unfolding Prelude

Following the launch of its programme in May 2022, Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation is...

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Our Second TURN2 Resident, Miriam Bettin, Joins G.A.S. Lagos

Our Second TURN2 Resident, Miriam...

Miriam Bettin is the second of three curators based in Germany to join us at G.A.S. Lagos as...

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Open Call: Access Art X Prize 2022/23

Open Call: Access Art X Prize 2022/23

Applications are now open for the Access ART X Prize. The Prize awards early-career...

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