ART X Lagos was launched as a dynamic platform to showcase and support the breadth of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The fair has since become a cornerstone of the African art sector. The first of its kind in West Africa, ART X Lagos is a unique cultural event that goes beyond the traditional bounds of an art fair and delivers several days of dynamic art experiences, a happening now complemented virtually through ARTXLAGOS.COM.

Since its debut, ART X Lagos has grown to host galleries and artists from over 40 countries and become renowned for an ambitious programme that includes ART X Talks, ART X Live! and specially curated interactive projects which have featured an array of emerging and established artists from the continent and diaspora.

The seventh edition fair will be held from 4 – 6 November 2022 at The Federal Palace in Lagos. The private Collectors’ Preview and VIP Opening Reception will hold on Friday 4 November.

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The Access ART X Prize awards early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage.

The Access ART X Prize, formerly open only to emerging Nigerian artists, has evolved to include an additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora, in a bid to buttress sustainable careers for a wider range of artists.

For the 2022/2023 edition of The Prize one artist will be selected from Nigeria, who will undergo a residency at Gasworks London. Another artist from Africa and its Diaspora will be selected to undergo a residency at Yinka Shonibare’s G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos. Both artists will be granted exhibitions at the ART X Lagos fair in 2023 supported by grants of $10,000 for their exhibition.

The Access ART X Prize 2022 will be judged by an esteemed jury which includes Alessio Antoniolli (Director, Gasworks & The Triangle Network), Dr Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Artistic Director, SAVVY Contemporary), Gabi Ncgobo (Artist and Curatorial Director, University of Pretoria), Maria Varnava (Founder, Tiwani Contemporary), Professor Peju Layiwola (Artist and Historian), and Victor Ehikhamenor (Artist).
Previous winners are Chigozie Obi (2021), Etinosa Yvonne (2019), Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola (2018), Habeeb Andu (2017), and Patrick Akpojotor (2016).

The ART X Prize is sponsored by Access Corporation, the parent company of Access Bank.

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Artists exhibited at ART X Lagos

ART X Live! is a platform for expression and experimentation by Africa’s dynamic young creators that fuses music and visual art in an unforgettable live experience.

The immersive, one-of-a-kind showcase typically takes place during the ART X Lagos art fair each year and features exciting collaborations between some of the fastest-rising talents on the African continent. ART X Live! alumni include BNXN, Amaarae, Oxlade, Falana, WurlD, Lady Donli, Odunsi the Engine, Teni the Entertainer, and visual artists Dafe Oboro, Joy Matashi, Williams Chechet, Fadekemi Ogunsanya and King Jesse Uranta among others.

The highly-anticipated sixth edition titled ‘Forward Ever’ was a live performance held in November 2021, watched both in person and virtually around the world, curated by Lanre Masha, Faridah Folawiyo and Ayo Lawson, produced by BigFoot and Pheelz and featured musicians Lojay, AYLØ, Dami Oniru alongside the visual artists AMKMQ and Fez.

The seventh edition of ART X Live! will hold on 5th November 2022.

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Since 2013, ART X Collective has supported pioneering entrepreneurs and brands across the culture, design and luxury sectors within West Africa. Clients have included ALARA, Maki Oh and Afreximbank, amongst others.

The consultancy business has since expanded to focus on larger scale projects that contribute to the wider ambition of re-shaping the African narrative and transforming the culture sector.




Tokini Peterside

Tokini Peterside-Schwebig

Saze Ibraheem

Saze Ibraheem

Melody Fayomi

Melody Fayomi

Feran Sonuga

Feran Sonuga

Ebere Ohia

Ebere Ohia

Afeez Obidina

Afeez Obidina

Denise Eseimokumoh

Dubem Nwabufo

Dawn Ashiedu

Joanna Macgregor

Amarachi Okere


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