Session One: a residency
Future Assembly launched in 2016 with Lagos based photographer Logo Oluwamuyiwa coming to London as the first Future Assembly resident artist. Logo’s curated residency programme included networking with London based artists Ingrid Pollard and Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, and meetings at The Photographers Galley, V&A, Tate, Magnum and elsewhere, as well as time for research and practical skills development.
During his time in London Logo held his first solo exhibition in London, at Deptford gallery, News of the world and took part in two public discussions on his work. Events for session one were organised in conjunction with the University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) and Autograph ABP.
Announcing the first Future Assembly
artist in residence
— 3 February 2016
Logo Oluwamuyiwa works predominantly with black and white photography. Exploring documentary and more conceptual modes he draws inspirations from the history of photography, poetry and daily life in Lagos.
He says: “My interest in photography is to train my eye and the camera to be a shrewd observer of the human carnival by capturing people, things and stories from perspectives that are often overlooked, ignored and taken for granted. I use my camera to direct people’s attention”
Oluwamuyiwa’s first major project Monochrome Lagos is a unique reflection on the city that strips away the vivid colours the metropolis is known for and presents a fresh perspective through portraiture and landscape photography. Monochrome Lagos is a digital archive that Oluwamuyiwa shares through his Tumblr and has been exhibited in Lagos in 2015.
Logo Oluwamuyiwa was selected to take part in Future Assembly through our collaboration with Africa Artists’ Foundation, Lagos.