Access Bank again supports the 4th edition of Art X Lagos, West Africa’s premier international art fair, scheduled to run from Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3, 2019. Art X Lagos through its partnership with Access Bank has evolved into the largest art, culture and lifestyle fair in West Africa. The fair, which will hold at the Federal Place Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos promises to be an even bigger affair than previous editions.
Art X Lagos is designed to showcase the most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and Diaspora. In line with Access Bank’s philosophy to offer “More than Banking”, the Bank is a strong proponent of the Nigerian art scene, passionate about helping Africans tell the African story through creative and innovative ways. This years’ edition promises to celebrate some of Africa’s emerging, most exciting, underground mavericks.
Speaking on the partnership with Art X, The Group Head of Corporate Communications, Access Bank, Amaechi Okobi stated “Access Bank has been at the forefront of supporting Nigerian art and the creative industry for a long time. Art X Lagos is a unifier, bridging the gap between Nigeria, other African countries and the world. It is our goal to ensure that creative works from Africa can sit side by side with their foreign contemporaries.
The highlight of the event, however, will be a solo presentation from the Access Bank Art X 2019 prize winner, Etinosa Yvonne who smiled home with the prize money of N1.5m and a three-month art residency next year at Gasworks, UK. She will be presenting her multi-media art project, alongside the other runners up. The three-day event will also be showcasing art from notable visual artists such as Dafe Oboro, Joy Matashi and live musical performances from WurlD, Lady Donli, and Buju.
Access Bank is one of Nigerian’s leading financial institutions that has continued to show its support to promote the vibrant creative spirit that abounds in Nigeria and Africa , through targeted sponsorship of events such as Art X Lagos, Born in Africa Festival(BAFEST), AFRIFF and many more. This is in line with the Bank’s five-year strategy of becoming Africa’s gateway to the world.