Thank you for joining me for a successful opening of Hairvolution on the 8th of November and I appreciate everyone who has made time to visit the exhibition so far.
As the exhibition draws to a close this week Saturday, join me for an
Date: Thursday 27 November
Time: 6 pm
Venue: The Whitespace
58 Raymond Njoku street off Awolowo way Ikoyi Lagos
Installation shot "Hairvolution"
I will speak on my artistic process, my journey into art and more importantly on the project "Hairvolution" its origin, process and the future of this project as it evolves.
About Taiye Idahor
Taiye Idahor grew up in Lagos Nigeria, she studied Fine Art at the Prestigious Yaba College of technology Lagos Nigeria where she graduated in 2007 with a Higher National Diploma (HND) after specialising in sculpture in her final years at the college.
In the last four years Taiye Idahor has worked significantly within the concept of identity and women.
She also works part time with the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos Nigeria.
She has participated in a number of exhibitions and workshops both home and abroad.
Hairvolution continues till Saturday 29th November 2014
Whitespace Gallery is open Monday- Friday 10am -6pm daily: Saturday from 11am : Closed on Sunday
I would be participating in a Collaborative Project curated by Inês Valle with Peju Layiwola (project initiator), Jude Anogwih, Jelili Atiku, Victor Ehikhamenor, Andrew Esiebo, Elizabeth Olowu, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, George Osodi and Jumoke Verissimo called " Whose Centenary".
I am particularly happy about this project as it will be the first time I will be showing in my hometown. Benin City will be the location of the first exhibition of the project Whose Centenary? on the 6th and 7th of December 2014, featuring nine accomplished artists from Nigeria. The project is a critical analysis of significant historical aspects of Nigerian social, political and cultural memory, with a particular emphasis on 1914. The exhibition will explore themes around the centennial commemoration of the amalgamation of the northern and southern regions of Nigeria and the multi-layered nature and prevalent results of colonialism in Nigeria in the primordial space of Benin.