Final presentation of this year's residency program for young artists and curators »Artist’s and curator’s residency // Berlin-Lagos« with the artist Tito Aderemi-Ibitola on Thu, Oct 27 at 7 pm in Galerie Wedding
Welcome notes: Solvej Ovesen (curator of the POW program) und Constanze Fischbeck (artist, curator and coordinator of the residency program)
The residency is a cooperative project between the berlin-based Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U), SAVVY Contemporary e.V., and the Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur Berlin-Mitte as well as the Goethe Institute in Nigeria. Since its foundation in 2015 the aim of »Artist’s and curator’s residency // Berlin-Lagos« is the consolidation of the German-Nigerian dialogue.
The Goethe Institute offers Nigerian artists and researchers who focus on research in interdisciplinary theory and practice respective the subject »city« a three-month stay at the ZK/U artist residency. Through the collaboration between Galerie Wedding and SAVVY Contemporary e.V. the artists in residence get the opportunity to explore artistic and cultural forms of expression of urban and social concerns in relation to issues of gender and the role of POC in Berlin. The residency enables the artists to exchange and network both with cultural players of the independent creative scene in Berlin and non-commercial spaces of contemporary art.
In her final presentation, the artist in residence Tito Aderemi-Ibitola will present an overview of the projects, performances and videoworks that have been developed within the residency program in Berlin (01.08. – 31.10.2016), including the collaborative work »Black Bodies - Dark Energy - Black Bodies- Dark Matter«, a multi-dimensional installation that involves storytelling through improvisational soundscapes, theatre and performance art, featuring the artist Bólátitó and herself.
Tito Aderemi-Ibitola is a Lagos-based multimedia artist working primarily in video/performance. Her works focus on the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity. She has been featured in several solo- and group exhibitions and festivals: Art 21 – Platform Exhibition (2016), Lagos Theatre Festival (2016), Videonale CCA (2016), New Contemporaries-Performance Art (2016), White Space – Black Tears – Solo Exhibition (2015), Live Performance WhiteSpace (2015), Goethe-Institut Lagos- Photo Party. (2015), Trans-Atlantic Visual Exchange (2015), Stranger Lagos (2015) ,VAN Lagos (2015).
More information on this year's »Artist’s and curator’s residency // Berlin-Lagos« you'll find here:
Website of Tito Aderemi-Ibitola