By Orowo Victoria Ojieh
The African art acquisition and advisory platform Aworanka has partnered with GAIA Africa, to bring a second art
exhibition to Lagos, Nigeria.
The exhibition is titled ‘EVE’ and it features 77 works of art by 15 women artists from 5 different countries.
The exhibition will be on display at the GAIA House in Victoria Island, Lagos, from February to May 2022, with a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Eve is an art installation borne out of the organizers’ desire to bridge the huge discrepancy in representation for female artists and their works, compared to male artists, in art exhibitions and collections.
The women whose artworks are on display ‘EVE’ are from 5 different countries, Spain, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, and Nigeria, the artist’s works cover themes of womanhood, beauty, love, cultural heritage, shared experience of Black women, motherhood, career, leisure, fashion, pop art, and the female image.
Artists whose works feature in this showcase are Portuguese fabric painter Raquel Gralheiro, Cameroonian ceramicist Djakou Kassi Nathalie, Nigerian figurative painter Almat Adams, Azerbaijani painter Khurshidbanu Akberova, Nigerian conceptual visual artist Kehinde Balogun, Spanish illustrator Ana Jaren, Nigerian abstract painter Ayoola Omovo, Nigerian illustrator Mariam Omoyele, Nigerian digital artist Davida Enara; and Nigerian painters Korede Aremo, Abigail Nnaji, Odimba, Wande Oseni, Naomi Oyeniyi, and Tiffany-Annabelle.
Ana Acha, founder/CEO of Aworanka, explained the reason why ‘EVE’ was birthed, “Women-only exhibitions will be needed as long as the market continues showing underrepresentation of female artists in art events, art history books, auctions, and directorship positions at museums and galleries,” she said.