How ART X Lagos Galvanizes Nigeria’s Art Scene, Artsy Art Market (feature)


"Amid a changing art scene, Nigerian galleries are in an optimistic frame of mind heading into Art X Lagos."

Lagos’s cultural calendar launches with Lagos Fashion Week at the end of October and culminates with Art Week at the beginning of November, bringing a global gathering of artists, as well as designers, collectors, and the creatively curious. Since its first edition in 2016, ART X Lagos has become a staple event of the week, alongside other initiatives including LagosPhoto, Design Week Lagos, and the Lagos Biennial. Nonprofit and artist-led spaces including 16/16, Treehouse, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Lagos, and the Yemisi Shyllon Museum, among others, have all contributed to cementing Africa’s most populous city as an important global destination for contemporary art, architecture, and design.