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Oyindamola Fakeye works to facilitate contemporary art projects as a curator and cultural produces and is the cofounder and director of the Video Art Network Lagos (VAN Lagos). Fakeye trained with the CCA,Lagos where she co-ordinated projects such as; Prêt-à-Partager (2010), J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday (2010) and co-curated The Green Summary (2010/11) , a group exhibition of nine Nigerian artists whose work engages Nigeria’s present social and political climate as a way of reflecting on the country’s 50 years of independence from colonial rule. Fakeye facilitated several video art-related initiatives such as The One Minutes Foundation workshops in Lagos (2008) and Linha Imaginária video art workshop (2009). She co-curated Identity: An Imagined State, the first video art exhibition in Nigeria featuring the work of 12 local and international lens-based media artists (2009). International projects include co-curating Afiriperforma performing arts festival Harare, Zimbabwe (2013) and collaborating with Centre Soleil for Caravane Faiva (2012) to present outdoor films and video art screenings to reach new audiences in Southern Malian towns Sikasso and Segou. In 2014 she co-curated works by Nigerian artists as part of the Commonwealth Games cultural programme at the David Dale gallery, Glasgow entitled Owambe. Locally, Fakeye and the VAN Lagos team host the International Video Art Festival Lagos, which has featured work from India, Sweden and Indonesia alongside Nigerian works. VAN Lagos current programme focused on Virtual reality has been shown in Lagos and more recently at 1.54 New York (2018) as part of their special projects.
The Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA Lagos) would like to commission a solar light-based sculpture to be displayed within the park area of Falomo roundabout, Ikoyi.read more »