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Exhibition Contested Desires
Patent from February 1 to 26, 2022
Schedule: 10h00-18h00 (from tuesday to saturday)
Location: Cultural Center of Lagos – Exhibition Room 0
Free entry


Exhibition resulting from the Artist Residency, in the scope of the international project CONTESTED DESIRES, which consists of an initiative approved in the scope of the Creative Europe international program and which integrates an extended partnership with similar entities: LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas (Portugal), LaBonne (Spain), D6 (United Kingdom), ECCOM (Italy), Xarkis (Cyprus) and Fresh Milk (Barbados).


Akeelah Bertram
(UK) is an interdisciplinary creator specializing in making immersive experiences. He has exhibited nationally and internationally since studying at the University of Leeds, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, (Dresden) and the Royal College of Art (London). His work involves creating fluid systems for collaboration and intuitive use, and often involves switching between the roles of artist and director. In 2019, Akeelah began a long-term international project on diaspora communities and the notion of portals, entitled “Return.” His previous projects include exhibitions in Bangalore (IN, 2019) and Silvia (IT, 2017), as well as residencies in Berlin (2015) and London (2013).

Anna Carreras (Spain) – “I am a creative programmer and digital artist based in Barcelona. I focus my practice and research on code, generative systems and interaction. I am interested in the complexity that emerges from small simple behaviors or the balance between order and chaos. I try to capture the diversity and richness of complexity by working with algorithms and visuals. My interest lies in the use of generative graphics and interaction as a communication tool. They are a means of creating new experiences and narrative propositions. Mixing art and technology, I create installations and pieces that invite participation, exploration and reflection.”

Stelios Kallinikou
(Cyprus) crosses space and place, time and history, as manifestations of multiple discourses intertwined with meaning. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Equilibrists, organized by the New Museum in New York and the Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (2016); Point Center of Contemporary Art in Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2017); Nimac, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018); Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); Phenomenon, Anafi, Greece (2019). Kallinikou was a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2018-2019). He is co-founder of Θκιό Ππαλιές – Thkio Ppalies Project Space, based in Nicosia, Cyprus.