Videonale in Lagos

Changing City – Shifting Spaces

31 January – 28 February 2016

Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos / Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos


Opening: 30 January, 5pm, Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park


Videonale Bonn, and Video Art Network (VAN), Lagos, join forces to present the project ‘Videonale in Lagos: Changing City – Shifting Spaces’. The project is an initiative of KfW Stiftung which wishes to contribute to the ongoing development of new media artistic practice in Nigeria by supporting local up-and-coming talents in establishing international contacts. It is realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Nigeria and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos.


When looking at today’s globalised, digital realities the language of the moving image 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 artists based in Nigeria, led by the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Ethiopian video artist Theo Eshetu in collaboration with the Nigerian artist/curator Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos), as well as an exhibition featuring Nigerian and international artists curated by Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos) and Tasja Langenbach & Jennifer Gassmann (Videonale Bonn).


With works by Ima-Abasi Okon, Aderemi Adegbite, Jude Anogwih, Victor Ehikhamenor, Theo Eshetu, Christoph Faulhaber, Heidrun Holzfeind, Uche-Okpa Iroha, Zhenchen Liu, Melanie Manchot, Emeka Ogboh, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Otolith Group, Nicolas Provost, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Emeka Udemba, Zsolt Vasarhelyi, Jan Verbeek, Tobias Yves Zintel.


Exhibition places

Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos
9 McEwen Street
Sabo, Yaba, Lagos


Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday/Sunday by appointment only


Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park

Old Prison Ground Broad Street
Lagos Island, Lagos


Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm




January 30, 5 pm, Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park
8 pm, Public Screening, Amphitheater, Freedom Park



January 31 – February 1,  Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park

January 31 – February 28, CCA


Artist’s Talk:  

January 23, 2016, 5pm

Theo Eshetu, artist (Berlin/Rome)
Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos


Closing Event: 

February 28, 2016, 2-6pm: CCA

Presentation and screening of the video art workshop at Biennale Jogja XIII ‘Hacking Conflict: Indonesia meets Nigeria’, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, October 2015


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