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Centre for Contemporary Art

CCA, Lagos

is an independent non-profit making visual
art organization founded in December 2007

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WELCOME TO CCA

Centre for Contemporary Art

– CCA, Lagos

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos) is an independent non-profit making visual art organization founded in December 2007 by Bisi Silva (1962 – 2019) to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.

Exhibitions

Explore some of our exhibitions. Check out some of the finest artistes…

Our Library

Check out some the books in our library for sale alongside other resources…

Aṣíkò

Find out about our innovative programme Àsìkò, and what it is designed for…

Workshops

Check out some of topical issues discussed in some of our workshops…

WELCOME TO CCA

Centre for Contemporary Art

– CCA, Lagos

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos) is an independent non-profit making visual art organization founded in December 2007 by Bisi Silva (1962 – 2019) to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.

Exhibitions

Explore some of our exhibitions. Check out some of the finest artistes…

Our Library

Check out some the books in our library for sale alongside other resources…

Aṣíkò

Find out about our innovative programme Àsìkò, and what it is designed for…

Workshops

Check out some of topical issues discussed in some of our workshops…

In 2010 CCA, Lagos began an innovative programme with the aim of :

Solving the Educational Gap

Filling a gap in the educational system in Nigeria and many African countries, which tend to ignore the critical methodologies and histories that underpin artistic practice.

Encouraging Critical Thinking

Using the format of part art workshop, part residency and part art academy, the art school programme will focus partially on technique and primarily on methodology, critical thinking, and the implementation of conceptual ideas.

Helping to Promote Artists

The programme will be of benefit to people interested in thinking through the conception and execution of work, artists who are curious and interested in experimenting with modes of practice and thought outside of the traditional modes of working but not to its total exclusion.

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Aṣíkò

Aṣíkò

In 2010 CCA, Lagos began an innovative programme with the aim of :

Solving the Educational Gap

Filling a gap in the educational system in Nigeria and many African countries, which tend to ignore the critical methodologies and histories that underpin artistic practice.

Encouraging Critical Thinking

Using the format of part art workshop, part residency and part art academy, the art school programme will focus partially on technique and primarily on methodology, critical thinking, and the implementation of conceptual ideas.

Helping to Promote Artists

The programme will be of benefit to people interested in thinking through the conception and execution of work, artists who are curious and interested in experimenting with modes of practice and thought outside of the traditional modes of working but not to its total exclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Exhibition

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA Lagos), founded by Bisi Silva, is set to make a significant mark at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with its exhibition, Passengers in Transit.

Scheduled as a Collateral Event of the Biennale Arte 2024 “Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere”, this showcase brings together five Afro-descent female artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA, exploring the

Upcoming Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA Lagos), founded by Bisi Silva, is set to make a significant mark at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with its exhibition, Passengers in Transit.

Scheduled as a Collateral Event of the Biennale Arte 2024 “Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere”, this showcase brings together five Afro-descent female artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA, exploring the

OUR PUBLISHING INITIATIVE
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Art-iculate

OUR PUBLISHING INITIATIVE

Art-iculate

The Centre for Contemporary, Lagos (www.ccalagos.org) through a new publishing initiative is expanding the remit of Art-iculate. The objective is to develop three different types of publications.

The Centre for Contemporary, Lagos (www.ccalagos.org) through a new publishing initiative is expanding the remit of Art-iculate. The objective is to develop three different types of publications.

Monographic Publication

The first will involve in-depth monographic publications on Modern Nigerian artists whose important contributions to Nigerian and Africa Art for over half a century will form an important addition to the Histories of Art across the continent.

Pocket Size Books

The second will focus on pocket size books developed featuring emerging/midcareer artists and the final segment will be survey publications on artists and the art sector in Nigeria and other African countries highlighting new artists, trends as well as focusing on a specific medium or even a theme.

Respond to Vaccum

The aim of the publishing initiative responds to the vacuum in platforms for critical, artistic and curatorial activities on the printed page.

ART EXHIBITIONS

Our exhibitions present a coherent and effective story for different themes in compilations rendered into a thoughtful selection of works.

Our exhibitions present a coherent and effective story for different themes in compilations rendered into a thoughtful selection of works.

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THE PIONEER

Bisi Silva

Olabisi (Bisi) Obafunke Silva

Bisi Silva graduated with an MA in Visual Arts Administration: Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1996. In the early days of her career, Silva worked as an independent curator and founded Fourth Dial Art, a non-profit project in London dedicated..

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THE TEAM

Management

The team members behind the daily activities at CCA. Visit our managment page to know more…

Oyindamola (Fakeye) Faithful

Oyindamola (Fakeye) Faithful

Artistic Director

Peter Okotor

Peter Okotor

Exhibition and Technical Manager

Kemi Aderinto

Kemi Aderinto

Office Manager

Events

 

News & Updates

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At CCA Lagos, we always want to keep you informed about our projects, art workshops and exhibitions.

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Embodying the Sacred

Embodying the Sacred

- Curated by Oyindamola Faithful & Emmanuel Ndefo - 26 April - 20 June 2024 In Africa, whenever an elder dies, a library burns down. - Amadou Hampâté Bâ Inspired by the aphorism “In Africa whenever an elder dies, a library burns down”, attributed to West African...

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