Videonale opens in Lagos

Videonale opens in Lagos

When looking at today’s globalised, digital realities the language of moving images has become a universal tool to comment and reflect on the ever-shifting spaces of everyday life. With the topic ‘Changing City – Shifting Spaces’, Videonale in Lagos explores the dynamics of urban space in a video art workshop for emerging artists from Nigeria, led by the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Ethiopian video artist Theo Eshetu in collaboration with Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos), and a following exhibition curated by Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos) and Tasja Langenbach & Jennifer Gassmann (Videonale).

The project wishes to strengthen new media art in Nigeria by supporting local up-and-coming talents in establishing international contacts.

Additionally, there will be a presentation and screening of the adjunct project ‘Jogja – Lagos: Changing Cities – Shifting Spaces’, a video art workshop aiming to connect excellent emerging Indonesian and Nigerian video artists. It took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in October 2015 as part of Biennale Jogja with its topic ‘Hacking Conflict: Indonesia meets Nigeria’.

Videonale in Lagos has been initiated and supported by the non-profit foundation KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt/Germany, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Nigeria, and Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos.


Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: 5pm

Venue: Kongi’s Harvest  Gallery, Freedom Park, Old Prison Ground, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Public screening


Amphitheatre Freedom Park, Lagos

Party afterwards with DJ Afrologic

Exhibition (Two Venues)

Date: January 31–February 14, 2016

Venue: Kongi’s Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, Old Prison Ground, Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Time: Mon-Sat, 10am–5pm


Date: January 31–February 28, 2016

Venue: CCA Lagos, 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

Time: Mon-Fri 10am–6pm; Sat/Sun by appointment only


Artist Talk with Theo Eshetu (Berlin/Rome)

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time: 3pm

Venue: CCA Lagos, 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.


Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Time: 5pm

Venue: Department of Creative Arts,

Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos


Closing Event

Date: February 28, 2016

Time: 2–6pm

Jogja–Lagos: Presentation and screening of video art workshop at Biennale Jogja, Indonesia

Venue: CCA Lagos, 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

Videonale Bonn, founded in 1984, is one of the oldest and most renowned festivals for video art in Germany and Europe. It takes place every two years at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. In addition to presenting established international artists, Videonale particularly focuses on the promotion of aspiring young artists. Videonale has had several tours in Europe, Asia and Latin America, but not on the African continent so far.

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