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Lagos Biennial 2021>2023

The joint Third and Fourth Editions - launches on 4 December 2021 with the online presentation of videos from the 13 teams selected from the 2021 open call process. This process-based format was developed during the period of the Covid 19 pandemic to work around reduced travel possibilities and to create a new format with a cohort of artists working across a longer duration. 

 

The Biennial received applications of the highest quality with artists from across Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Europe, leaving the Jury with a tough job in identifying the proposals which best responded to the established theme of < Refuge >. The 13 selected teams, each comprising a curator, artists, and designers, were recognised by the jury as responding in conceptually complex and currently pertinent ways to ideas of < Refuge >. They each were able to combine critical practice with aesthetic strategies and approaches to the theme. Their proposals, which the public will see presented from 4 December, will further be developed over the next year and then realised in Lagos in 2023. 


 

The 13 teams were selected by our expert Jury members, N’Gone Fall, Kathryn Weir, and Kunle Adeyemi, from a total of 67 applications from collaborative groups responding to the theme of < Refuge >. The Artistic directors for LB21/23 are Folakunlé Oshun and Kathryn Weir, with N’Goné Fall as scientific advisor.  In 2022, additional artists invited by the Artistic Directors for special projects within Lagos Biennial 2021-2023 will be announced.


 

< Refuge.2021 > will take place online from 4 - 16 of December 2021. Each day < Refuge > teams will present online their independently conceived and produced research in relation to their proposal and the processes they foresee during the course of the two-year period of development leading up to the physical exhibition in Lagos in 2023.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Kathryn Weir
Folakunle Oshun



 
SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
N'Goné Fall

 
COMMUNICATIONS
Erika Holum
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jolomi Awala



 

DIS-ASSEMBLING THE CLOUD(S)

Artists: Temitayo Ogunbiyi (Nigeria), Lisa Ann Parks (USA),

Laila Shereen Sakr (USA), Miha Vipotnik (Slovenia)

Data Centered Collective

 

Curator: Temitayo Ogunbiyi (Nigeria)

BLACK TALES

Artist: Mónica Miranda (Angola/Portugal), Chullage (Portugal/Cape Verde)

Curator: Cindy Sissokho (UK)

LIST OF SELECTED < REFUGE > TEAMS > ARTISTS > CURATORS >

PRESS SECRETARY
Opeyemi Balogun

 

ALIENS IN ERITREA

Artists: Sephora Woldu (Eritrea/USA), Shushan Tesfuzigta Eritrea/USA), Rezene Tsegai Eritrea/USA), Nahom Abraham Wael (Eritrea), Gzoly Vishnu Balunsat (Philipines/Germany/USA)

 

Curator: Sephora Woldu (Eritrea/USA)

AS THE CARBON WE ARE

Artist: Jade Montserrat (UK)
In collaboration with INIVA

Curator: Alexandra Moore (UK)

EWORO YI NGBE: PLANT TEMPLE

Artist: Yussef Agbo-Ola (Nigeria/USA)

Curator: Olaniyi Studio (UK)

HANGING IMAGINARIES

Artist: Feda Wardak (Afghanistan/France), Kassir Kossoko (Benin), Platform Aman Iwan

Curator: Ayodele Arigbabu (Nigeria)

MARE A MARE

Artists: Meriem Chabani (France/Algeria), Zoe Paul (UK), 

Mohssin Harraki (Morocco) Leone Contini (Italy),

Asuncion Molinos Gordo (Spain)

Curator: Anïssa Touati (France)

MUSING THE BORDER

Artists:Helena Uambembe (South Africa/Angola), Kiluanji Kia Henda & Paulo Moreira (Angola/Portugal), Marina Camargo (Brazil), Sammy Baloji (DRC)

Curators: Paula Nascimento (Angola), Suzana Sousa (Angola) 

OUTSIDER

Atists: Martinka Bobrikova (Slovakia)

Oscar de Carmen (Spain)

Anto Lloveras (Spain)

Curator: María Alejandra Gatti (Argentinia/Italy)

RADIO BORN THROW WAY

Artist: Adéọlá Ọlágúnjú (Nigeria)

THE ALBANIAN CONFERENCE 

                       

    Artists: Anna Ehrenstein,(Germany), Vidisha Saini (Fadescha) (India)  Rebecca Pokua Korang (Germany) 

Blair Opara and Clinton Opara DNA (Nigeria)

                       Curator: Shaunak Mahbubani (India)

TRACES OF ECSTASY

Artists: Temitayo Shonibare (Nigeria), Nolan Oswald Dennis (South Africa)

Evan Ifekoya (UK), Raymond Pinto (USA), Adeju Thompson (Nigeria)

Curator: Kojo Abudu (UK/Nigeria)

XTRÆNCESTRAL

Artists: Colleen Ndemeh Fitzgerald (USA/Liberia)

Julia Cohen Ribeiro (Argentina), Lina Lasso (Colombia),

Jasmin Sánchez (Brazil), Florencia Victoria Gomes (Argentina)

Curator: Kukily, afrofeminist arts collective

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