In The Red is performance project that began in 2008 by Jelili Atiku, Nigerian performance artist. The project portrays the consequential effects of the realities - a psychological speculation of actions and reactions of war and violence. With symbolic contents, it makes a metaphorical statement of the human impulses behind these ugly natures.
Jelili Atiku's performance during the Progress of Love Project - A transatlantic collaboration between Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; The Menil Collection, Houston, and Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St Louis.
Jelili Atiku'skind of performance theatre, the type, he prefers to describe as Installation Theater is already generating interest as to how art in its gorilla tactics can engage societal vices. Atiku'ss kind of performance seeks to address the sociology-political plights of modern existence.
The new body of work showing at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), an art space popular for supporting media that is under represented in Nigeria, put anniversary celebrations on its front burner with Nigeria's 50th and CCA's third as the main focus.
WHEN eight artists left the comforts of their studios for a five-day retreat at a dumpsite in Oke-Afa, Isolo, a suburb of Lagos, it was not a plain-air affair, but an experience from those whose source of livellihood depend on the dumpsite.
The Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos collaborates with The Menil Collection, Houston to explore the changing modes and meanings of love, using performance, installation, video and photography.
Newspaper report on Lagos Book and Art Festival held at the National Theatre , Lagos - where five Nigerian contemporary artists, Washington Uba (photo-artist), Soibifaa Dokubo (photo-artist), Jude Anogwih (video artist), Emeka Ogbor (video artist), and Jelili Atiku (video and performance artist) presented an exhibition titled; Express Ver-bis.
Lagos live Art festival was a project by Goethe Institut (1962-2012), within the frame of celebrating their 50 years anniversary which was done at the Freedom Park at Marina Lagos from 6th to 9th of December, 2012.
News on Art Moves Africa (AMA) grant to Jelili Atiku. AMA is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks, and the pursuit of cooperation.