Bisi Silva is Founding Director and Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, an art venue set up in December 2007. A curator of the forthcoming 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece (May 2009), she is one of the exhibitors of the Joburg Art Fair 2009 where she will present “In the Light of Play,” recently shown at the Durban Art Gallery. Bisi Silva was curator of “Telling… Contemporary Finnish Photography” at the 7th Bamako Biennale (2007) and a co-curator of the Dak’Art Biennale (2006).
The CCA, Lagos provides a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture. It focuses on new media and experimental visual art practice such as photography, animation, film and video, performance art, and installation art, which have been under-presented in contemporary Nigerian artistic practice.
CCA, Lagos proposes a diverse programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks, seminars, performances and film screenings. While giving a platform to Nigeria and the West African region, it also collaborates with other African and international organisations, artists and curators. Artists exhibited at the CCA, Lagos include Nigerian artists Ghariokwu Lemi, Ndidi Dike, George Osodi, as well as a recent two-person exhibition by Lucy Azubuike (Nigeria) and Zanele Muholi (South Africa).