Feb 19, 2022

Curated by,  Mathew Oyedele

In the last few years, it has become a tradition for Alexis Galleries to begin

each calendar year with a residency that nurtures and guide young and

emerging artists in Nigeria. The residency is usually followed by an art

exhibition that promotes the works that are created during the residency.

This year is no different, as five artists were identified and invited to spend

three weeks in residence at the gallery premises. During the residency,

the artists were exposed to guidance, mentorship and talk-sessions by

seasoned and established artists who spent some time with them at

different intervals. The resulting works are therefore critically executed to

address, interrogate and comment on social, religious, economic and

political happenings.


I am glad to welcome you all to this special edition which comes along

with the official opening of the rebranded Alexis Galleries. After a decade

of strong existence in the Nigerian art scene, the gallery saw it fit to

expand, increase and rebrand in scope, activities and infrastructure.

I am also pleased to announce that the gallery will be adopting Down

syndrome as a Non-Governmental and Not-for-profit organization to

give back to the society.


Thank you.


Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis

Founder, Alexis Galleries

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