BLOOM Art will be presenting a corps of select and exciting works at the upcoming ART X Lagos.
Currently operating as a portfolio gallery concept, BLOOM Art offers intimate exhibitions of art in an accessible format that is bolstered by acclaimed ancillary programming tailored to each exhibition. These include artist talks, private salons and publications.
According to Ugoma Adegoke, independent curator and private dealer who manages BLOOM Art, her gallery was “birthed out of a need to use innovative approaches to showcase, expose, and challenge Nigerian artists – particularly in response to the lack of exhibition and expression space in the city of Lagos.”
Commenting further, she explained that “their exhibition program offers pointed perspectives of contemporary visual art, its presentation and its engagement with the public thereby contributing to the dynamic development of visual art in Nigeria. Each featured artist is an important part of contemporary dialogue.”
Artists on their roster include Chief Muraina Oyelami, Marcia Kure, Lemi Ghariokwu and Olu Ajayi. BLOOM Art also actively exhibits and works with artists including Victor Ehikhamenor, Rom Isichei, Kainebi Osahenye, Chinwe Uwatse, Tony Nsofor, Uchay Joel Chima,Tam Fiofori, Jumoke Sanwo and Gerald Chukwuma.
The ArtX Lagos is a new art fair designed to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene across Africa and internationally.
The fair, according to information provided by its promoters, Tokini Peterside and Bisi Silva, aims to provide the best insight into what the visual art sector in Africa has to offer to a wider local and international audience, and to encourage African and international patrons to visit Lagos.
It’s core mission is thus to “contribute to the increased visibility of contemporary artists from Africa, creating a vibrant art market and positioning Lagos as an emergent cultural capital on the continent. The maiden edition of ART X Lagos will take place at The Civic Centre, a state of the art conference and banquet centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, from Friday 4th November to Sunday 6th November 2016.