ArtoP Events

Gender and Politics Exhibition - Call for Student Artists 

Detail - Bruce Onobrakpeya, Nudes and Protest iv (2007)

Please Note due to University Closures in Nigeria the deadline for this call has been extended to the 1st April. 

Following the global pandemic, the scheduled ArtoP exhibition (that was due to take place in Lagos at different venues) has been moved to an online exhibition. This move presents opportunities as well as challenges as it encourages artistic practice students to consider their formats for dissemination on digital platforms and the different uses of new technologies in their own practice. We also encourage the students to revisit politics through the lens of gender, for example engaging with political discourse through their work in gendered ways, or inviting people to consider the culturally located experiences of gender and the challenges that these present.

The aim of the exhibition competition is to promote young Nigerian student artists by giving them the chance to showcase work that reflects on the theme of Gender and Politics. To contribute to this project, we invite art students to first view online two spoken word poems by Nigerian artists; Donna Ogunnaike’s Clap for Yourself, or The Executioner by Favour and respond creatively in their medium of choice * see below. 

The works will be exhibited online and the prize winners will present their work at a panel for the Gender, Art and Politics symposium. There will be prizes for the shortlisted works that will also be included in the project final exhibition (due to take place in the UK).

EXTENDED Deadline: 1ST APRIL 2021

Requirements: Students will need to provide evidence that they are currently enrolled on a tertiary art practice program

Format: All kinds of artworks will be accepted, including digital moving images, videos and recorded performances.
All artworks must be presented by a digital picture and/or a video that must be followed by a short description of the work.
All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist’s property.
The contest is open to all art practice students.

All Submissions are to be sent to: