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

Introducing Annotations Programme Curators Naima Hassan and Maryam Kazeem

Introducing Annotations Programme...

Annotations is a six-month project that explores major African cultural festivals and their dual...

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Event: METAmorphosis

Event: METAmorphosis

METAmorphosis marks the culmination of Katesi Kalange's 10-week residency, reflecting on...

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Lagos-Based Annotations Research Associate Programme Unpacks Pan African Festivals Through the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive

Lagos-Based Annotations Research...

The Annotations research associate programme is designed to explore African art festivals, such...

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A Narrative: Raqs Media Collective's Time Spent in Nigeria

A Narrative: Raqs Media Collective's...

In the Autumn of 2022 and the Summer of 2023, we spent time at the Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.)...

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G.A.S. Foundation Launches Archival Research Internships in Partnership with AUC Collective and Spelman College

G.A.S. Foundation Launches Archival...

G.A.S. Foundation is pleased to partner with Spelman College, and the Atlanta University Center...

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May Library Update

May Library Update

In just two years, the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive has grown into a rich collection of...

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Event: Ugwu-001

Event: Ugwu-001

In conclusion of her 8-week-long residency, 2023 G.A.S. Fellow, Amanda Iheme,...

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Alumni Update: Gareth Nyandoro

Alumni Update: Gareth Nyandoro

Just six months following his residency at G.A.S. Foundation, Gareth Nyandoro has launched a...

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Professional Practice as Research

Professional Practice as Research

This event hosted by G.A.S. resident Dawit L. Petros orchestrated a crucial encounter for...

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Exploring Cinematic Histories: Dawit L. Petros Begins His G.A.S. Residency

Exploring Cinematic Histories: Dawit...

The start of May was marked by the arrival of our seventh Tiwani Contemporary supported resident...

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Event: Focus on Four

Event: Focus on Four

Focus on Four was curated by G.A.S. resident, Amanda Iheme, with the aim of sharing the...

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Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize...

G.A.S. Foundation has once again partnered with Tilga Art Prize to host the winner of the annual...

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Event: Art and Research Workshop

Event: Art and Research Workshop

G.A.S. Fellowship Award recipient and current resident Amanda Iheme...

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Event: African Glass Futures

Event: African Glass Futures

In African Glass Futures, guests received an introductory talk through glass production, and its...

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Open Call: Annotations Programme Research Associates

Open Call: Annotations Programme...

Are you passionate about cultural exchange and eager to delve into the exploration of African art...

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Residency Report: Remi Kuforiji

Residency Report: Remi Kuforiji

Water No Get Enemy: Counter-cartographies of Diaspora describes the ongoing research of Remi...

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A Look Inside the Nigerian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

A Look Inside the Nigerian Pavilion...

Today marks the unveiling of the Nigerian Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition - La...

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G.A.S. Welcomes Tilga Art Fund Resident, Katesi Kalange

G.A.S. Welcomes Tilga Art Fund...

Jacqueline Katesi Kalange, a multidisciplinary artist based in Kampala has begun...

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Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'Suspended States' Opens at Serpentine Gallery

Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'Suspended...

Suspended States, the first solo exhibition of Y.S.F. and G.A.S. founder Yinka Shonibare CBE RA...

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Amanda Iheme's Lagos Residency Explores the Art of Architectural Storytelling

Amanda Iheme's Lagos Residency...

Amanda Iheme, who emerged as one of the awardees of the G.A.S. Foundation's prestigious...

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