Residency Programm // Berlin Lagos

Residency Programm Lagos-Berlin © Elisa Georgi (ZK/U Berlin)

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria, in cooperation with 16/16 residency in Lagos and the Berlin art institutions, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary, is offering residencies for artists / curators from Lagos and Berlin.


Goethe-Institut Nigeria in the context of its partnership with 16/16 in Lagos and  the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U) and SAVVY Contemporary Art Space in Berlin, continues with a residency programme for artists and curators from Berlin and Lagos.
 Since its founding in 2015, the aim of »Artist’s and Curator’s Residency // Berlin-Lagos« has been initiated to strengthen the dialogue between Germany and Nigeria. It provides an individualized offer in order to get an insight into the art and culture scene of the respective city and the partner institutions. They will offer possibilities of exchange, mentoring, making contacts and the presentation of work results. Each year, the jury selects one common theme: for 2020 and 2021, it is the topic of "Archives"
Both selected residents will meet, exchange and present their findings to the Berlin audience together.
Between 2015 and 2020, the following Lagos and Berlin-based artists took part in the programme: Folakunle Oshun, Tito Aderemi-Ibitola, Taiwo Ojodun, Antoinette Yetunde Oni, Dane Komljen, Katrin Winkler, Natalia Orendain del Castillo, Jumoke Adeyanju, Monaí de Paula Antunes und Afopefoluwa Ojo. For 2020, the jury also selected the artists Jeremiah Ikongio (Lagos) and Luiza Prado (Berlin), who were not able to travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They will participate in the residency programme in autumn 2021.

The call is directed towards artists and curators that work professionally in their fields and have made a broad range of projects as well as some years of exhibition experience.

Selected Artists