Also, a new exhibition Identity: An Imagined State at the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Lagos opens 31 October 2009 and will

bring together for the first time works by twelve established and emerging artists of different cultural, geographic and social backgrounds from Nigeria, Africa, and South America. Their works consider from both local and global perspective, the issues around identity in relation to Africa. As a point of departure, the exhibition explores associations with the label ‘African’ and has been contextualized in a manner that reflects on, but without answering, ‘what or who is an African.’ By exploring these themes the exhibition tells the story of belonging, displacement, uncertainty, visibility and negotiation through the medium of video art.’

Participating artists include Jude Anogwih (Nig), Lucy Azubuike (Nig), Uchay Joel Chima (Nig), Luc Fosther Diop (CAM), Bouchra Khalili( MOR/FR), Vanessa Padilla (ECU), Thando Mama (SA), Grace Ndiritu (KEN/UK), Emeka Ogboh(NIG), Berni Searle (SA), Aicha Thiam (SEN) and Kemang Wa Lehulere (SA).

Curated by Jude Anogwih and Oyinda Fakeye.


  1. Here's the link to Bisi Silva's blog entry providing details about the exhibition:


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