Lagos Biennial 2nd Edition Opening. Speeches by Folakunle Oshun, Oliver Enwonwu, & Tosin Oshinowo.
The Lagos Biennial was founded in 2017 as a not-profit contemporary art platform under the Akéte Art Foundation - a Lagos-based artist collective registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria and endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture.
The biennial positions the city of Lagos - with its highly international purview - as a hub for supporting and promoting contemporary art through exhibitions, public programmes, publications, research, and residencies.
Through these activities, the biennial privileges adventurous approaches to art making, presentation, and critical discourse - aspiring to broach complex social and political problems, cultivate new publics, and establish fresh modes of engagement within the city, as well as throughout the country and internationally.