Performance Art – Akudaaya

Vernacular Art-space Laboratory is a community-based art organisation operating in Iwaya/Makoko suburbs in Yaba area of mainland Lagos, established itself as a platform where artists create artistic interventions in collaboration with the everyday people. Our annual project, Iwaya Community Art Festival (ICAF Lagos) - an international community-based art festival, since 2016, has invited more than fifteen international artists (Portugal, Ireland, Kenya, Mali, Republic of Benin, Ghana, The Netherlands, USA, Italy, Spain) and forty local artists to the community for communal collaborations and artistic interventions. In 2018, our application for an alternative community art school project (Communal Re-Imagination) was accepted and funded by the Prince Claus Fund through its Next Generation Project. And Communal Re-Imagination accepted 40 applicants for the yearlong art school project. The workstation built during the project now serves as the only community art recreation space, where youngsters who are creative inclined converge to experiment with their ideas.

Performance Workshop by Yusuf Durodola during Communal Re-Imagination 2018 – 2019

Author: vernacular

Aderemi Adegbite is a multimedia artist born and raised in Iwaya community. As an interdisciplinary artist, Aderemi’s current focus questions individual realities and truth(s) that stretch(es) across the societal fabric as constants for an elastic socio-system.

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