Lagos Biennial returns for its second edition this October under the title “How To Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine?” For this edition the three curators, Antawan I. Byrd, Tosin Oshinowo and Oyinda Fakeye, have decided to focus on the intersections of art, architecture, and urbanism.
“The three curators come from diverse backgrounds with a wealth of international experience across the fields of contemporary art, architecture, and design,” states Folakunle Oshun, the biennial’s founding director.
The selected artists have responded critically to the theme that was inspired from the poem, “A Song For Lagos” by the Nigerian writer Akeem Lasisi. The artists include Adeyemi Michael (Britain/Nigeria), Dele Adeyemo (Britain/Nigeria), Bolaji Alonge (Nigeria), Jess Atieno (Kenya), Joiner Baingor (Ghana), Raquel Barrios (Mexico), Steeve Bauras (France), Tom Bogaert (Belgium), Nicolas Carrier and Marie Ouazzani ( France), Jerome Chazeix (France), Tolu Coker and Ade Coker (Britain/Nigeria), Ndidi Dike (Nigeria), Ali Eman (Oman), Euridice Kala (Mozambique), Alessandra Ferrini (Italy), Rahima Gambo (Nigeria), Harold Hariwe (South Africa), HTL African (Nigeria), Taiwo Jacob (Nigeria), Favour Jonathan (Nigeria), Seun Keshiro (Britain/Nigeria), Dina Khouri (Jordan), Dominique Koch (Switzerland), Dane Komijen (Germany), Andréas Lang (Germany), Ana Mendes (Portugal), Sabelo Mlangeni (South Africa), MOE+ Art Architecture (Nigeria), Ezemezue Nneka (Nigeria), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria),Temitayo Ogunbiyi (Nigeria), Karl Ohiri (Britain/Nigeria), Pedro Pires (Angola), Victoria Samwelevna (Ukraine), Sandra Poulson and Raul Jorge Gourgel (Angola), Nwandu Somi (Nigeria), Karen Stewart and Ed Suter (South Africa), Hiroko Tsuchimoto (Japan), Uthman Wahaab (Nigeria), Juan Zamora (Spain), Richard Zeiss (Austria), Onyeka Igwe (Nigeria), Katrin Winkler (Germany).
The curatorial agenda encompasses exhibitions, performances, publishing projects, and public programmes. It also reveals how contemporary artists, designers, and other creatives, are responding to the challenges and possibilities of environments today.
The Lagos Biennial will be open to the public from 26th of October – 30th November.