Nomadic Art Gallery and Art Digging hosts Refuge in Community exhibition for Lagos Biennial.

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Nomadic Art Gallery (NAG) has announced the hosting of an exhibition tagged Refuge in Community in Victoria Island, Lagos from February 8 to February 29.

It will feature works by contemporary African artists; Ekene Ngige, Tochukwu Orazulike, Ife Ofulue, Josh Egesi and Olalekan Adeyemi.

A statement by the organisers read: “The ‘Refuge in Community’ exhibition explores the intricacies of individuality and community, revealing the fundamental elements of a society thriving in harmony. The artists delve into the essence of human connection, portraying the delicate balance between personal identity and the bonds that unite us. Viewers are invited to contemplate the beauty found within diversity and the strength derived from shared experiences.

“The upcoming exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria, reaffirms NAG’s commitment to elevating contemporary African art globally, positioning African artists prominently for collectors, curators, museums, and public installations.

“Fully committed to ‘making African art travel,’ Nomadic Art Gallery has become a pillar in the African art space, presenting dynamic exhibitions showcasing the diversity of contemporary African art, ranging from prints and sculptures to paintings and eclectic crafts. It continues to feature a curated mix of established and emerging artists.

“Driving the success of Nomadic Art Gallery (NAG) are Danish entrepreneur Charlotte Obidairo and Gallery Director Mercy Imiegha. Their shared passion for contemporary African art fuels the unconventional gallery concept, described by Obidairo as representing the Afrobeat of art.”

Ms Imiegha added: “The idea is we want the art to travel. It’s part of our DNA as Nigerians”

She expressed confidence in the imminent breakthrough of African artists, stating, “For seven years, we have been crisscrossing the continent, exhibiting and learning about the intricacies and diversity of African art. We are more confident now than ever that the time is now for African contemporary art.”

Since 2016, Nomadic Art Gallery, the statement added, “has been on a mission to give African art and artists a strong voice and visibility both on the continent and in the diaspora. NAG has collaborated with the global furniture brand BoConcept Africa, showcasing African art alongside Scandinavian designs. “Art meets Design” exhibitions have taken place in Abidjan, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi, featuring prominent artists like Yagazie Emezie, Peju Alatise, Ibn Cheikh Sallah Diebkilé, Baba Tjeko and others.”