On Wednesday, June 27th, the 2018 ART X Prize with Access consisting of a grant of N1,000,000 and a solo presentation at the ART X Lagos art fair this November, was awarded to Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola. Her project, “Scraps from Mama’s Floor” was selected from three finalists by the ART X panel of judges.
ART X continues to supporting emerging Nigerian artists and deepening our positive engagement with the African and African Diasporan art community through their annual art fair endeavours such as the ART X Prize with Access. ART X is grateful to their partner Access Bank whose wholehearted cooperation made this year’s Prize possible and whose deep commitment to the Nigerian art sector is reflected in their 3 years of participation.
They also remain thankful to their highly esteemed panel of judges, renowned authorities from the contemporary art world including; Yinka Shonibare MBE, Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, Wura Natasha Ogunji, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE and Oliver Enwonwu; for taking time out of crowded schedules to give us their attention and the benefit of their invaluable experience.
Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola is a trans-disciplinary artist working primarily in time based art, interactivity and performance. Along with her artistic practice, Bolatito also works as a devised theatre practitioner, performance studies scholar and teaching artist. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, she immigrated to the United States in 2000. She returned to Nigeria in 2014 where she is now living and working. Bolatito earned her Masters in Performances Studies from Tisch School of the Performing Arts, New York University and holds a Bachelors in Communication Arts with a focus in Television/Film Production and a minor in Political Science from Allegheny College.