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Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes
5 Jul - 29 Oct 2023

A woman wearing traditional Nigerian clothes rides a horse through the streets of Peckham, London

Photograph by Adama Jalloh. Entitled by Adeyemi Michael

Known as ‘Little Lagos’, Peckham is home to one of the largest Nigerian diaspora communities in the UK. Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes is a major group exhibition looking at the connections between Lagos in Nigeria and Peckham in south east London. 

The exhibition highlights the relationships, culture, shared history, communities and art that link the two places. Themes explored include transnational exchange, a sense of place and the contemporary metropolis. 

The exhibition showcases works by thirteen Nigerian and British Nigerian artists, bringing together sculpture, photography, sound and film.

It features several new commissions, a site-specific installation and a collaboration with south London based brewery Orbit. The exhibition will also display work made during artist residencies, one in Lagos and one in Peckham, with an aim to further develop lasting creative relationships between the two places. 

Artists include:

Abdulrazaq Awofeso
Seyi Adelekun
Ndidi Dike
Victor Ehikhamenor
Onyeka Igwe
Lagos Studio Archives
Adeyemi Michael
Christopher Obuh
Emeka Ogboh
Temitayo Ogunbiyi
Temitayo Shonibare
Yinka Shonibare

The exhibition is co-curated by Folakunle Oshun, founder and director of the Lagos Biennial, together with South London Gallery. 


The SLG will collaborate with GAS Foundation, Lagos resulting in UK-based artist Chiizii being hosted by GAS Foundation. 

The SLG will also be hosting Lagos-based artist Christopher Obuh in the run-up to the exhibition. 

Christopher Obuh’s residency is supported by the British Council. 

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Exhibition view

Chiizii, Untitled Collage 5, 2022. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chiizi
Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Giocherai nel quotidiano, correndo / You will play in the everyday, running, 2020. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Amedeo Benestante
Christopher Obuh, No City for Poor Man, 2015-2016. Courtesy of the artist
Lagos Studio Archives
Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Avalanche of Calm, 2021-2022. Courtesy of Ikon Gallery. Photographer Stuart Whipps