Workshop with Wilfred Ukpong


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 "agents of social and environmental change", a phrase that is central to the field of socially-engaged art practice. Wilfred Ukpong is an interdisciplinary artist who works between photography, film, sculpture, installation and performance. Since 2011, he has developed a long term project in the Niger Delta that explores environmental concerns through a fictional and futuristic lens. During his residency at the Arthouse Foundation, Wilfred created another chapter in his ten-part Blazing Century project, dealing with the contextual issues facing Makoko in its constant threat of eviction and demolition.

March 18-19, 2019, 10 AM-3 PM daily British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos

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