Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA)

Guest Projects

Guest Projects Digital 2021
Guest Projects Digital 2021
August 9, 2021 - November 27, 2021

Guest Projects Digital Programme 2021

After successfully launching in Spring 2020 Guest Projects Digital, the digital artist residency programme borne out of Shonibare Studio’s long-standing physical residency scheme, returns for a second season on 9th August 2021. A collaborative venture with Guests Artists Space Foundation, the 2021 edition is generously supported by the British Council SSA Arts Digital Catalyst Fund. Following a curated shortlisting process, six emerging creative practitioners based across the UK, Ghana and Nigeria have been selected by a panel of curators from the International Curators Forum and Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana alongside artists Tayo Ogunbiyi and Doug Fishbone.

The programme is segmented into two types of awards, supporting participation with a wide number of creatives. The first award titled Artist in Focus runs for two-week blocks from 9th August. It offers the artists mentoring support and importantly an opportunity to showcase existing work on the Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Foundation and G.A.S Foundation digital channels and website culminating in a participatory event such as a virtual studio visit or artist talk. Selected artists include Nigerian visual artist Ayanfe Olarinde, Ghanaian artists Akwasi Bediako Afrane, Denyse Gawu-Mensah and award-winning British Ghanaian artist and director Baff Akoto.

The second award is a two-month digital residency the latter half of which is public. This offers unparalleled insight and access into the working process of the selected artists through virtual discussions, tours and other events aimed at connecting with a diverse range of online communities. The first ‘public month’ starts on 2nd October 2021 with British Congolese artist Djofray Makumbu. This is followed by Ghanaian artist and DJ Steloolive whose practice combines performance, fashion, art and photography.

To find out more info, click here.



Guest Projects Digital - Film Festival
Guest Projects Digital - Film Festival
26-28 JANUARY 2021

Guest Projects Digital - Film Festival

Guest Projects Digital launches its Film Festival

Guest Projects Digital is thrilled to present its first Digital Film Festival on January 26-28 2021.

The Film Festival will be addressing issues around Migration, Mobility and Crisis; revisiting artists film works and considering them in relation to today. The world continues to face and experience real crisis, ecological and economic degradation, disease and contagion, extreme wealth, corruption and poverty. These are universal themes that are not going away.

26 January: Mohamed Bourouissa, ‘Horse Day’, followed by a Q&A with Marijke Steedman

27 January: Studio Raqs, ‘Provisions for Everybody, followed by a Q&A with Ann Marie Peña

28 January: John Smith ‘Blight’, followed by a Q&A with Doug Fishbone.


Niina Vatanen, Archive Play/ Portrait of an Invisible Woman, Composition Studies (Lines II), 2014

Guest Projects

Guest Projects is an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio

Guest Projects offers the opportunity for artistic practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, music, etc.), to have access to a free project and exhibtion space for 1 month.

Alongside Regent’s Canal, Guest Projects at 1 Andrews Road E8 4QL, provides an alternative universe and playground for artists. It is a laboratory of ideas; a testing ground for new thoughts and actions. 



The Artist Dining Room

The Artist Dining Room is a pop-up supper club at Guest Projects, opening a space where creative minds can engage with the ideas of a well known artist through food.

Contemporary artists are invited to collaborate with a carefully selected chefs's to create a tailor made menu exploring the fundamental, social and intellectual content of a chosen artists work, through the meal, providing a great space for creative thinkers to socialise around food. 

Click Here to see previous Artist Dining Rooms and for more information.
Proceeds from this event will go towards Guest Projects residency programme.

For more information on Guest Projects and our programme, please visit www.guestprojects.com and sign up to our Mailing List.

Contact: Cecilia Pedersen , Guest Projects Co-ordinator - info@guestprojects.com 

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Photographer: Mike Massaro
Photographer: Mike Massaro

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