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 bounds of traditional art fairs and delivers several days of dynamic art experiences and events.

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

The eighth edition fair, themed The Dialogue, held from 2 – 5 November 2023.

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

Formerly only open to emerging Nigerian artists, the Prize has evolved to include an additional award for emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora.

The Nigeria Prizewinner undertakes a residency at Gasworks, London and the Africa/Diaspora Prizewinner undertakes a residency at Yinka Shonibare’s GAS Foundation in Lagos. Both artists are granted exhibitions at the ART X Lagos fair supported by grants of $10,000 each towards their exhibitions.

The winners of the Access ART X Prize 2023 edition are Julius Agbaje (Nigeria winner) and Asmaa Jama (Africa/Diaspora winner).

Previous winners are Dafe Oboro (2022 Nigerian winner), Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński (2022 African/Diasporan winner), Chigozie Obi (2021), Etinosa Yvonne (2019), Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola (2018), Habeeb Andu (2017) and Patrick Akpojotor (2016).

The Access ART X Prize was created by ART X Collective (the producers of ART X Lagos) and is sponsored by Access Holdings, (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 features exciting collaborations between some of the fastest-rising talents on the African continent.

ART X Live! alumni include Obongjayar, BNXN, Amaarae, Oxlade, Falana, WurlD, Lady Donli, Odunsi the Engine, Teni the Entertainer and visual artists Dafe Oboro, Fadekemi Ogunsanya, Daberechi, Joy Matashi, Williams Chechet and King Jesse Uranta among others.

The highly-anticipated eighth edition of ART X Live! featured Tay Iwar, Azekel and Dope Ceasar, curated by Lanre Masha and Ayo Lawson.

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Visual Artists


Invited Guests

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

Melody Fayomi

Melody Fayomi

Feran Sonuga

Feran Sonuga

Ebere Ohia

Ebere Onyekachi

Afeez Obidina

Afeez Obidina

Dubem Nwabufo

Dawn Ashiedu

Joanna Macgregor


New vacancies will be posted soon.

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