Young Contemporary Boot Camp 2022


Founded to act as a critical interface between the African and international art worlds, Rele Gallery is a dynamic contemporary art gallery with 2 locations between Lagos, Nigeria and Los Angeles, USA. We represent and exhibit a fine selection of emerging and established artists working across diverse media in Africa and the diaspora. Established in 2015, the gallery is focused on promoting a larger appreciation, followership, and engagement of art from Africa, making it accessible to both a local and global audience.

The Rele Arts Foundation is pleased to present the Young Contemporaries 2022. Initiated in 2016, the programme identifies, mentors and promotes emerging and early career artists from Africa, by equipping them with tools and resources for artistic development. Each year, the Foundation guides artists through its Bootcamp/residency programme towards the creation of critical projects, encouraging innovative explorations of existing inquiries as well as the birth of fresh ideas.

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In keeping with our mission of situating art and artists from Africa in broader, international contexts, Rele gallery regularly participates in key art events and fairs.

We are delighted to announce that the application to participate in the 2022 edition of the Young Contemporaries Bootcamp and Residency programme is now open!

The bootcamp is an intensive workshop program specially designed to guide and educate emerging artists on critical thinking as well as identifying and harnessing their talent. Successful bootcamp participants will then move on to be part of a one month long residency program led by a notable international art critic and mentor.

How To Apply

Applications are open to artists from all over Africa starting April 16th to May 13th, 2022. 

We are excited about the numerous possibilities the programme has in store for emerging talents from the African continent.

To apply, visit the official website

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Apply now and tell a friend about it!