16/16 holding an exhibition of The Arthouse Foundation’s current artists in residence- Inês Valle and Kitso Lynn Lelliott.
The artists in resident will be showcasing their final projects undertaken during their three-month residences in Lagos on Thursday, 22nd March / 6PM at 16 KOFO ABAYOMI STREET, FLAT 16, DEFENCE BUILDING, VICTORIA ISLAND. There will be artists talk on Saturday, 24th March / 1PM
Profile of the artists in resident
Inês Valle is a Portuguese/Angolan artist, curator and researcher who focuses on issues of memory, colonization and architecture that spark transcultural narratives. Valle’s project in Lagos, Idile, looks at architecture in Lagos’ Brazilian Quarters, incorporating video, photography and sound. Beginning the project in 2014 in Nigeria, the project connects the notion of home and belonging with personal stories, sharing the stages, smells, and colors from these transatlantic narratives. The installation incorporates photography and video with archival materials, mixed media and found objects.
Kitso Lynn Lelliott is an artist from Botswana living in South Africa who explores articulations from spaces beyond epistemic power, often times working in site-specific installations. Her work has engaged socio-cultural formations that took shape over the Atlantic during the African slave trade. In After The Ships Have Sailed, Lelliott presents a three-channel video installation that sews together a collection of past performative vignettes taken at multiple geographic locations. The video’s narrative centers around the image of a woman who is a time traveler, both as a ghost and an ancestor. The character navigates through time, picking up fragments and traces as she contests the histories of the spaces she inhabits.