ART X Lagos was created to showcase and support contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Founded in 2016 by Tokini Peterside-Schwebig, the fair has since become a cornerstone of the African art sector. The first of its kind in West Africa, ART X Lagos goes beyond the traditional bounds of an art fair.

Since its debut, ART X Lagos has grown to host galleries and artists from over 30 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 of the fair will hold from 4 – 6 November 2022 in Lagos.

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The ART X Prize was created to further the careers of emerging Nigerian artists who have demonstrated a commitment to working as professional visual artists.

In the absence of infrastructure that exists in other international centres of contemporary art, the ART X Prize was launched in partnership with Access Bank to contribute to the burgeoning contemporary art scene in Nigeria.

In 2019, the Prize was renamed the Access Bank ART X Prize, and now provides funding, tailored mentoring support, and a residency opportunity in collaboration with Gasworks, to exceptional emerging artists, enabling them to complete ambitious projects that challenge the expectations of local and global audiences.

ART X Collective believes that supporting emerging talent at this pivotal stage in their careers will ensure the continued growth of the visual art sector in Nigeria.

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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 and was launched in 2016 by ART X Collective, the creators of ART X Lagos, West Africa’s premier international art fair.

The immersive, one-of-a-kind showcase typically holds 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 Oxlade, Falana, WurlD, Lady Donli, Amaarae, 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.

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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.





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