Virginia Chihota: A Thorn in My Flesh (munzwa munyama yangu)

A Thorn in my Flesh (munzwa munyama yangu) is the title of the first solo exhibition in Europe by Libyan-based Zimbabwean artist Virginia Chihota. The exhibition opened to rave reviews on January 9 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary Gallery and will run till February 6. It presents a variety of work in drawing and print exploring the connection between self and other and self and environment in relation to female subjectivity.

Working across printmaking and drawing, Chihot...


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DUKE ASIDERE: THE ARTIST AND HIS MUSE

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From November 29 to December 20, Omenka Gallery will present Duke Asidere: The Artist and His Muse, an exhibition of recent work by leading contemporary artist, Duke Asidere, one of the most exciting artists working in Nigeria today.

Duke Asidere is an integral part of a group of artists working in Nigeria today leading a revival of painting—a medium several critics and scholars alike consider a dead form of artistic expression. he a...


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OMENKA GALLERY MAKES THE LIST AS ONE OF WEST AFRICA'S 10 BEST CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

At the forefront of the contemporary art scene in Lagos is Omenka Gallery, a premier institution when it comes to presenting the freshest artistic talent that Nigeria has to offer. From its exhibitions to its international art-fairs, the variety and quality of modern art in Omenka is nothing short of impressive. One of the gallery’s strongest features is its ability to take aspects of Nigerian history and culture – b...


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NEW WORK BY LAKIN OGUNBANWO

From October 8 to 15, WHATIFTHEWORLD will present New Work, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by contemporary Nigerian photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo.

Working mainly in themes imbibed from fashion photography and classical portraiture, Ogunbanwo‘s portraits are marked with erotic and subversive undertones, usually concealed by foliage, drapery and shadow.

The artist is also successful in employing vibrant flat colour and bold compositions bearing...


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ONE MAN’S TRASH (IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE)

From October 6 to 28, selected works from the Danjuma Collection will be presented for the first time at 33 Fitzroy Square, to coincide with the 12th edition of Frieze London.  

The exhibition references the use of found, often discarded material, as well as  the act of collecting and collections more generally.

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure is curated by Joost Bosland and revolves around two themes; the use of found material...


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IKÉ UDÉ’S GLAMOROUS REBELLION

We are pleased to announce the release of our centenary issue, a special edition to commemorate Nigeria’s 100th anniversary.

In this issue...

We feature Ike Udé, artist, writer, publisher/editor of New York-based aRUDE magazine and fashion connoisseur. Udé has graced several covers of high-end fashion magazines and was on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed list in 2009 and 2012. In the early 1990s, he began using photography to explore issues...


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