Give Us This Day, 2019-
Anthony Ayodele Obayomi was the first winner of the Taurus Prize for Visual Arts. His winning project in progress is being shown as part of the festival; the finished work will subsequently be exhibited in autumn 2021 at the Photoforum Pasquart. Obayomi is interested in the ways in which religious institutions and gambling organizations work on people’s minds, especially among the very poor. In his installation, he questions the commercialization of hope in the face of the daily struggles of the population of Lagos, Nigeria, in a context of lack of resources and limited purchasing power.
Anthony Ayodele Obayomi (NG), born in 1994, lives and works in Lagos. He holds a BA in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos and explores storytelling techniques that combine art and technology in immersive installations and through experimental media. In 2017, he was awarded the LagosPhoto National Geographic Portfolio Review Prize and was selected for the Electric South New Dimensions Labin 2018, before winning the Taurus Prize for Visual Arts in 2019.