KELANI ABASS

Participations à venir

ART PARIS ART FAIR 2020

PHOTOSAINTGERMAIN 2020

Kelani Abass

was born in 1979. He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Kelani Abass explores in his work the importance of material heritage and the archive as a bridge between past and present. As a multimedia artist, he studies the possibilities inherent in painting, photography and printing in order to explore the "factory" of the image: the image as a trace and as a support for memory. In his compositions, the artist mixes original or painted old photographic portraits, metallic typefaces and other elements from the world of printing. Kelani Abass thus brings to light these fragile and personal testimonies of a bygone era of a Nigeria celebrating its independence. 

Trained at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Kelani Abass had exhibited in Nigeria and internationally.  Recent solo exhibitions include ‘[Re:] Entanglements, Contemporary Art and Colonial Archives’, National Museum Lagos in 2019 and 'if I could save time' at CCA Lagos in 2019. In 2020, He has been selected to present his work at the 5th International Biennale Casablanca .  Kelani Abass has taken part in several residencies and workshops including Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California and Malt Air, Maltfabrikken, Ebetoft Denmark. 

GROUP SHOWS -  Selection

2020

Three Borders, Palais de Lome - Togo

 

2019

No Room for Fear, SMO Contemporary art, London – Royaume-Uni

 

2018

Contemporaries II, SMO Contemporary art, Lagos - Nigéria

Gallery of Small Things, CCA Lagos, Dakar - Sénégal

 

2017

Ori Meta, Odun Meta, Ibikan, ISCP, New York - États-Unis

2016

Shades of Time, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos - Nigéria

Ori Meta, Odun Meta, Ibikan, CCA, Lagos - Nigéria

2014

Painting the Cliche, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg - Autriche

Art for Peace, African Union, Addis Ababa- Ethopia, puis Damla Art House, Istanbul -Turquie et Waldorf Astoria, New York - États-Unis

2012

Live Constructions. Time. Form. Daily, CCA, Lagos - Nigéria

Convergence, Svengali Designs, Omenka Gallery, Lagos - Nigéria

 

2010

City of a ThoÉtats-Unisnd Masks, Caterina de Medici/3rd Black Heritage Exhibition, Nike Art Gallery, Lagos - Nigéria

2005

Within Our Grasp, National Museum, Lagos - Nigéria

 

2002

God of this age, Didi Museum, Lagos - Nigéria​

SOLO SHOWS

2019

Re-entanglements, Contemporary art and Colonial History, National Museum, Lagos - Nigéria

2016

If I could save time, CCA, Lagos – Nigéria

Aso Igba, Art Clip Africa, Lagos - Nigéria

2013

Asiko-evoking personal narratives and collective history, CCA, Lagos - Nigéria

2011

Man & Machine, Omenka Gallery, Lagos - Nigéria

2009

Paradigm Shift, Mydrim Gallery, Lagos - Nigéria

ARTFAIRS - Selection

2019

Also Known As Africa, Nil Gallery, Paris - France

1:54 London, SMO Contemporary art, London - Royaume-Uni

2018

Art X Lagos, Arthouse Contemporary, Lagos - Nigéria

1:54 London, SMO Contemporary art, London - Royaume-Uni

 

2017

African Culture & Design Festival, Lagos - Nigéria

 

2014­

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre – Afrique du Sud

 

2012

Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre - Afrique du Sud

 

2010

Art Expo, 4th International Art Expo Nigéria, National Museum, Lagos - Nigéria

 

2008

Art Expo, 3rd International Art Expo Nigéria, National Museum, Lagos - Nigéria

WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES - Selection

2020

Malt Air, Maltfabrikken, Ebetoft - Danemark

 

2018

Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco - États-Unis

 

2014

Salzburg International Summer Academy, Painting the cliché - Autriche

 

2013

Professional Development Workshop for artists, CCA, Lagos - Nigéria

 

2012

4 Weeks International art residency, History/Matter with CCA, Lagos - Nigéria

 

2010

2 Weeks Residency Programme by CCA and Triangle Workshop – Nigéria

AWARDS

2016

The 2016 Achievers Alumni's Excellence Award, Yaba College of Technology    

 

2014

Distinguished Artists, Society of Nigérian Artist, Lagos Chapter

 

2010

First Prize winner, Caterina de Medici/3rd Black Heritage 

International Painting Competition

EDUCATION

2007

Yaba College of Technology, Lagos - Nigéria       

Higher National Diploma (peinture)

 

2004

Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigéria

National Diploma (Art Général)

 

 

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