The Arthouse Foundation is a non-profit artist residency programme that aims to encourage the creative development of contemporary art in Nigeria. 


Due to the pandemic, Arthouse Foundation has re-calibrated its residency programme for the remainder of the calendar year. In our Spring 2020 session, we welcome two Nigeria-based artists, Edozie Anedu and Joseph Obanubi, for three-month artist residencies, April 27-July 26, 2020. We have postponed our Summer and Fall 2020 residencies until further notice.

We will announce the next Call for Applications for residencies when we confirm our date of resumption for 2021. We will also announce our residency exhibition dates in the near future.

We encourage you to stay safe and artistically motivated during these trying and uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming new artists soon!



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July 20-26, 2019 



26 Maloney Street

Lagos Island

Kris Russo: 


May 30, 2019


The Treehouse 

77 Awolowo Road


Ojudun Taiwo Jacob:

What If?

March 30-April 5, 2019 

Omenka Gallery 

24 Ikoyi Crescent


Diana Ejaita 

Wilfred Ukpong



June 25, 2019

Plastic need no introduction. It is a material that has become as ubiquitous as the ground we walk on and the water we drink. In this workshop, participants employed plastic as a medium for expressing internal and external dialogues and engage broader historical and current discussions on consumerism, waste, and proce...

March 20, 2019

This workshop explored the technical process of silkscreening, from scratch to the final print. Ejaita guided participants through the basic tenants of silkscreen production, from producing a drawing/pattern and constructing frames to darkroom and printing techniques. Participants were invited to produce a drawing or...

March 18, 2019

This workshop focused on the conceptual ideas surrounding Wilfred Ukpong's Blazing Century project, which is set within geographical locations embroiled in social and environmental devastation. It considered cross-sector creative strategies that enable young artists and creative practitioners in Lagos to become "agen...

November 27, 2018

Arthouse Foundation hosted a Guided Artist Tour with artist residents Ngozi Schommers and Natalia Orendain del Castillo on November 27, 2018, at Omenka Gallery. The artists spoke about their residency art projects and answered questions about their practice. 

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January 23, 2019

The Arthouse Foundation, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Berlin art institutions Galerie Wedding, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary, is offering a residency exchange...

December 5, 2018

The Arthouse Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 Artists-In-Residence: Wilfred UkpongDiana EjaitaKris RussoSabelo MlangeniDina KhouriYin Tingyun, and the Goethe-Institut Exchange Programme. The a...

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