Fate VIII- AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS
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
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.
Founder, Alexis Galleries