ART X Lagos announces the winners of the Access Bank ART X Prize 2022/23: Filmmaker and Photographer, Dafe Oboro, winner of the Nigeria Award; and Artist, Writer and Researcher, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, winner of the Africa/Diaspora Award.
Dafe Oboro and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński emerge as winners of the Access ART X Prize 2022/23 of over 1,500+ entries from artists from Africa and its Diaspora, with entries from over 50 countries Martinique, Sweden, South Africa, Canada, and Brazil.
The Prize will award each artist:
– A 3-month residency at Gasworks, London (for the Nigeria winner) and at Yinka Shonibare’s GAS Foundation, Lagos (for the Africa/Diaspora winner);
– $10,000 grant towards an exhibition at ART X Lagos 2023 and;
– Mentoring, support and cultural exchange opportunities.
The winners emerged, following deliberation by our esteemed jury which included Professor Peju Layiwola, artist, art historian and writer; Victor Ehikhamenor, multimedia artist, writer and Founder of Angels and Muse; Dr Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Founder and Artistic Director of SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin and Sonsbeek 20–24; Maria Varnava, Founder and Director of Tiwani Contemporary; Gabi Ngcobo, artist, educator and Curatorial Director of the Javett Art Center at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP); and Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network, London, steered by the 2022/23 Prize Curator, Jumoke Sanwo.
Honourable mention goes to the finalists for the Nigeria Award: Tolulope Ami-Williams, Kingsley Ayogu, neec nonso and Matthew Eguavoen; and the finalists for the Africa/ Diaspora Award: Lois Arde-Acquah (Ghana); Louisa Marajo (France/Martinique); Mallory Lowe Mpoka (Canada); and Yetunde Olagbaju (United States).
For more information on the 2022/23 Access ART X Prize and the winners, visit ARTXLAGOS.COM/PRIZE.