South London Gallery

5 July 2023 to 29 October 2023 South London Gallery

Adeyemi Michael, Entitled, 2018
Known as ‘Little Lagos’, Peckham is home to one of the largest Nigerian diaspora communities in the UK. Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes is a major group exhibition looking at the connections between Lagos in Nigeria and Peckham in south east London. 

The exhibition showcases works by thirteen Nigerian and British Nigerian artists, bringing together sculpture, photography, sound and film. It will bring together works from artists including Abdulrazaq Awofeso (b. 1978), Seyi Adelekun (b.1993), Chiizii (b.1995), Ndidi Dike, Victor Ehikhamenor  (b.1970), Onyeka Igwe (b.1986), Adeyemi Michael (b.1985), Christopher Obuh (b.1988), Lagos Studio Archives, Emeka Ogboh (b.1977), Temitayo Ogunbiyi (b.1984), Temitayo Shonibare (b.1995), and Yinka Shonibare (b.1962). The exhibition is co-curated by Folakunle Oshun, founder and director of the Lagos Biennial, together with South London Gallery.  

Highlights include a newly commissioned large-scale installation by Ndidi Dike. The work will evoke the sights, sounds and smells of the Lagos marketplace. Emeka Ogboh will collaborate with a south London-based craft brewery to brew a bespoke Lagos-inspired beer for the exhibition, which will feature within the exhibition itself as well as being for sale.  Temitayo Ogunbiyi will install a new interactive play sculpture on the ground floor of the SLG’s Fire Station and Victor Ehikhamenor will create a new work from his Rosaries series.  The exhibition will also display work made during artist residencies, one in Lagos and one in Peckham, with an aim to further develop lasting creative relationships between the two places. 

The exhibition will also be accompanied by a dynamic public programme celebrating Nigerian culture, including music, fashion and food. Kk Obi, a Stylist and Creative Director based between London and Lagos and co-founder of the magazine Boy.Brother.Friend, will curate a special event during the exhibition run.  

Further Information: Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes - South London Gallery