The second edition of Rele Gallery’s interactive exhibition will feature the works of three artists; May Okafor, Patrick Akpojotor and Obinna Okerekeocha.

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Tagged ‘IN-TER-AC-TIONS’, the aim of the exhibition is to “offer fresh perspective on how art can be perceived and engaged with, and to deconstruct the concept of how art can interact with a space”.

The three artists are expected to explore the issues of migration, urban development and globalisation with their works of art.

Meet the artists

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Obinna Okerekeocha is a multimedia artist, designer, music composer and filmmaker. He studied fine and applied arts at the Nsukka Art School, University of Nigeria and currently works as the creative director at REDTV, a pan African lifestyle and entertainment channel.

Patrick Akpojotor is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist working across painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. He studied fine art at the School of Art and Industrial Design, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi and also at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu. He won the Olusegun Obasanjo National Art competition in 2013 and ArtX Prize in 2016. He lives and works as a full-time artist in Lagos.

May Okafor is a studio artist and scholar. She graduated from the fine and applied art department, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in 2010 and was a prize winner at the African Arts Foundation National Art Competition in 2015. She is currently enrolled in practice-based doctoral studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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The exhibition opens on September 23 at Rele Gallery, Onikan, Lagos.



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