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SOTO Gallery A mindful approach to art.

Yesterday, our first set of artists from the SOTO residency presented their works, borne out of an immersive 6 months of...
02/12/2023

Yesterday, our first set of artists from the SOTO residency presented their works, borne out of an immersive 6 months of learning, studying, refining, and reflecting.

Thank you to everyone who made it to the opening of this exhibition. Introspection - The SOTO residency presentation, is officially open. This show is on until January 6, 2024.

The gallery opens from 12 noon today. See you.

Tomorrow: The SOTO residency presentation, an exhibition of works from artists: Simon Iloani, Adaoma Nnabeze, Emmanuel I...
30/11/2023

Tomorrow: The SOTO residency presentation, an exhibition of works from artists: Simon Iloani, Adaoma Nnabeze, Emmanuel Ifoegbuike, and Chukwumereogo.

This presentation opens with a panel discussion with the artists, moderated by Tracian Meikle , the academic lead at the residency.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, from 4PM.

This Friday: Introspection, a group exhibition featuring artists from SOTO’s residency program.SOTO Residency is an arti...
29/11/2023

This Friday: Introspection, a group exhibition featuring artists from SOTO’s residency program.

SOTO Residency is an artist-focused initiative aimed at deepening artistic practice. For this year’s residency program, we have participants from The University of Nigeria Nsukka’s Visual Arts department and an artist represented by SOTO Gallery.

The program is designed to be compact yet immersive, with an itinerary that encompasses fundamental theoretical work and heavy emphasis on academic research and writing, as well as more experiential cultural and ideological exchanges through museum excursions, studio visits, and gallery tours. At the heart of the program is the promotion of curiosity by making contact with all relevant stakeholders within the industry, encouraging questions, responses, and feedback, as well as to create access to the Lagos Art scene - a living, breathing ecosystem of organizations, galleries, artists, and communities that may otherwise seem impenetrable to newcomers and young artists.

The exhibition opens with a panel discussion featuring the residency’s curator and academic researcher, Tracian Meikle, at 4 PM this Friday.

You are invited to stop by.

The Honorable Minister for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy of Nigeria was at SOTO to meet, converse, and acquaint...
27/11/2023

The Honorable Minister for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy of Nigeria was at SOTO to meet, converse, and acquaint with the works on display at A Stitch Holding Breath Together, showing new body of work by artists Chukwuemeka Opara and Uchechukwu Uzorka.

Thank you for visiting, and the ministry . It was truly illuminating and wonderful to have you at our space. 🤍

The exhibition, A Stitch Holding Breath Together, closes tomorrow. Do well to see it.

Last Weekend: A Stitch Holding Breath Together, duo showing of new body of work by artists Chukwuemeka Opara  and Uchech...
25/11/2023

Last Weekend: A Stitch Holding Breath Together, duo showing of new body of work by artists Chukwuemeka Opara and Uchechukwu Uzorka .

The gallery is open. Do well to stop by. ✨

Open: A Stitch Holding Breath Together, Nov 5-26, 2023.In the work of Opara Chukwuemeka Vincent, fishing nets become bot...
09/11/2023

Open: A Stitch Holding Breath Together, Nov 5-26, 2023.

In the work of Opara Chukwuemeka Vincent, fishing nets become both a surface for the artist’s pointillistic painting technique and an analogy for realities of entrapment and deprivation. A critical element in Opara’s works is the interaction between the texture of material such as the fishing thread, and the dots of color which, viewed from different angles, appear simultaneously granular and prismatic; Individual colors, defined by their relationship to proximal colors, allow shapes to blur and blend and invite closer looking. The result is a series of high contrast, pixelated renderings that seem to move with a light and energy of their own.



Open: A Stitch Holding Breath Together. 5th - 26 Nov, 2023.The artist, Uchechukwu Uzorka continues his exploration of ma...
06/11/2023

Open: A Stitch Holding Breath Together. 5th - 26 Nov, 2023.

The artist, Uchechukwu Uzorka continues his exploration of mark making on paper. In these new works, the instinctive gestures of the hand, the rich tones of drawing ink, and the textures of paper inform each other. This way, Uzorka works against and beyond any determined outcomes, instead allowing the interaction of these forces yield a range of possibilities. The artist’s use of geometric shapes recalls the formal exactness of architectural drawings even as his lines and curves take on much bolder and freer expressive qualities.

The gallery is open from Tues -Sat, 10AM-6PM daily unless stated otherwise.

Public Announcement: The gallery is closed this week and will reopen on the 5th of November, 2023, for “A Stitch holding...
31/10/2023

Public Announcement: The gallery is closed this week and will reopen on the 5th of November, 2023, for “A Stitch holding breath together” by Chukwuemeka Opara and Uchechukwu Uzorka.

We look forward to seeing you soon. ✨

Forthcoming: A stitch holding breath together, duo exhibition showing new body of work from artists  Chukwuemeka Opara  ...
30/10/2023

Forthcoming: A stitch holding breath together, duo exhibition showing new body of work from artists Chukwuemeka Opara and Uchechukwu Uzorka .

This exhibition opens for public viewing this weekend. Save the date.

Closing this Weekend: The exhibition “Moult” by  closes this weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, come in to explore an ...
03/08/2023

Closing this Weekend: The exhibition “Moult” by closes this weekend.

If you haven’t seen it yet, come in to explore an evolution of works that speak to growth and intention.

The two artists - Adewole Damola and Tomiwa Arobieke represent the aperture into the world of creativity, where they are constantly refining what informs their pieces within a year of practice each.

This exhibition is on until Monday, August 6, 2023.

In View: What We Don’t See, an exhibition of revered works by the Beninese Art Master, Ludovic Fadairo. ✨Art stirs conve...
21/03/2023

In View: What We Don’t See, an exhibition of revered works by the Beninese Art Master, Ludovic Fadairo. ✨

Art stirs conversations, and at Soto, we welcome diverse perspectives about this subject and its place in the African society.

Pay a visit to Soto to see this exhibition, showing until April 2, 2023.

The gallery is where you should be this weekend, for Ludovic Fadairo’s ongoing exhibition, What We Don’t See.📍: 10 Omo O...
10/03/2023

The gallery is where you should be this weekend, for Ludovic Fadairo’s ongoing exhibition, What We Don’t See.

📍: 10 Omo Osagie street, Ikoyi
Open: 10AM - 6PM, Tues - Sat

In view: What We Don’t See, a solo exhibition following the journey and evolution of Ludovic Fadairo, Beninese master of...
07/03/2023

In view: What We Don’t See, a solo exhibition following the journey and evolution of Ludovic Fadairo, Beninese master of the arts with works collected and exhibited across Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

We are incredibly honored to be Ludovic Fadairo’s first Nigerian gallery hosts, and we invite you to be a part of this astounding experience.

The exhibition runs from now until April 2, 2023. Open: Tues - Sat, 10AM - 6PM.

What We Don’t See is open today from 12 - 4PM.Stop by the gallery to view works from Beninese master of the arts and pra...
05/03/2023

What We Don’t See is open today from 12 - 4PM.

Stop by the gallery to view works from Beninese master of the arts and practiced creative, Ludovic Fadairo.

We were honored to have Bruce Onobrakpeya visit the gallery for What We Don’t See, which opened for public viewing today...
04/03/2023

We were honored to have Bruce Onobrakpeya visit the gallery for What We Don’t See, which opened for public viewing today.

What We Don’t See is a solo exhibition featuring Beninese master of the arts and veteran, Ludovic Fadairo.

Make sure you stop by the gallery to view and draw inspiration from this rich collection.

The exhibition runs from now until April 2, 2023.

As seen on . Ludovic Fadairo — a veteran artist with over four decades interpreting art across various mediums, will be ...
28/02/2023

As seen on .

Ludovic Fadairo — a veteran artist with over four decades interpreting art across various mediums, will be exhibiting solo for the first time in a Nigerian art gallery, at our space! ✨

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, March 4 and runs until April 2, 2023.

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Save the date for our exhibition, opening to the public next weekend. ✨Introducing: What We Don't See, a solo exhibition...
23/02/2023

Save the date for our exhibition, opening to the public next weekend. ✨

Introducing: What We Don't See, a solo exhibition featuring Ludovic Fadairo — a Beninese master of the arts with a practice that spans over four decades.

We are incrediby honoured to present Ludovic Fadairo's works for the first time in Nigerian gallery, where we take a close and comprehensive look at the illustrious career of the veteran artist.

At 75, his portfolio is revered as one of the most astounding portrayals of contemporary art across Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Be prepared to encounter works that showcase the artist’s unflagging vitality over the years and his continued interest in the interplay between the creative and the spiritual.

What We Don’t See opens on Saturday March 4th and runs until April 2nd, 2023.

10 Omo Osagie Street, South West, Ikoyi.
Open: 10AM - 6PM

Save the date.

We will be back with more. Stay safe, always. 🤍
23/02/2023

We will be back with more. Stay safe, always. 🤍

In less than 48 hours, The Art of Collecting comes to a close. Stop by the gallery to see our first exhibition for 2023,...
21/02/2023

In less than 48 hours, The Art of Collecting comes to a close.

Stop by the gallery to see our first exhibition for 2023, and the first in its series. ✨

For “The Art of Collecting”, we welcomed diverse conversations about collecting and creating, to serve as inspiration fo...
14/02/2023

For “The Art of Collecting”, we welcomed diverse conversations about collecting and creating, to serve as inspiration for growing collectors and artists alike.

Thank you once again, to everyone who joined the event opening last Wednesday.

It’s Valentine’s Day today but we celebrate Love all month. 🤍

Bring your loved ones - from children to partners, and enjoy a memorable time at the gallery flanked by various remarkable works.

The exhibition is on until February 22, 2023.

In View: The Art of Collecting, a presentation of selected works from three private collections, by collectors who share...
11/02/2023

In View: The Art of Collecting, a presentation of selected works from three private collections, by collectors who share our appreciation for art.

It has been a truly defining time at the gallery as we opened our first event of 2023, earlier this week.

Doing things a little differently, we welcomed a panel of art collectors Jubril Enakele, Lanre Fisher, and Grace Oseme, moderated by Lola Ogunnaike. They discussed at length, their approach to collecting art, while sharing a lot of inspiration for growing artists and collectors alike.

The exhibition of their selected works is on until 22nd February, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery soon.

Upcoming: We are pleased to present “Between Coming And Going”, a group exhibition of works by Nojeem Muse, Victoria Mak...
06/12/2022

Upcoming: We are pleased to present “Between Coming And Going”, a group exhibition of works by Nojeem Muse, Victoria Makinde, Johnson Uwadinma, Imomoh Edgar Asemokha, and Francisco David.

Responding to a contemporary moment defined simultaneously by increased integration and increased polarization, the works in this exhibition draw from experiences of upheaval, fragmentation, and stasis, while affirming the creative potential of hope.

“Between Coming And Going” addresses the limits of broad, data-centric analyses in helping us grapple with today’s crises, and considers instead how they affect us on deeply personal scales and in the everyday. It also draws references from the timeless novel, The Famished Road, by Ben Okri.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday December 13, 2022 - Tuesday January 31, 2023.

Save the date.

Upcoming: We are pleased to present “Between Coming And Going”, a group exhibition of works by Nojeem Muse, Victoria Mak...
05/12/2022

Upcoming: We are pleased to present “Between Coming And Going”, a group exhibition of works by Nojeem Muse, Victoria Makinde, Johnson Uwadinma, Imomoh Edgar Asemokha, and Francisco David.

Responding to a contemporary moment defined simultaneously by increased integration and increased polarization, the works in this exhibition draw from experiences of upheaval, fragmentation, and stasis, while affirming the creative potential of hope.

“Between Coming And Going” addresses the limits of broad, data-centric analyses in helping us grapple with today’s crises, and considers instead how they affect us on deeply personal scales and in the everyday. It also draws references from the novel, The Famished Road, by Ben Okri.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday December 13, 2022 - January 31, 2023.

Save the date.

It is the last week to view  ’s solo exhibition at the gallery, Heavy is the Head. 👑Make it a date with us from tomorrow...
05/12/2022

It is the last week to view ’s solo exhibition at the gallery, Heavy is the Head. 👑

Make it a date with us from tomorrow till Friday, to catch this resonating theme in works elaborately designed by Chechet.

Heavy is the Head closes on Friday 9th December, 2022. The gallery opens from 10AM - 6PM, Tues - Sat.

Images from the opening weekend of  ’s ongoing exhibition, Heavy is the Head, at SOTO.The artist’s interest lies in the ...
30/11/2022

Images from the opening weekend of ’s ongoing exhibition, Heavy is the Head, at SOTO.

The artist’s interest lies in the ways dominant ideas of power, talent and status shape the course of individual lives as well as communities.

Making broad references to popular culture, Western Neoclassical art, and iconography from Northern Nigeria, Chechet blends, dramatizes and distorts symbols of prestige and elegance.

The exhibition runs until Friday 9th December, 2022.

Stop by soon.

Now Open: Don’t miss out on Williams Chechet’s thought-provoking style and the edgy brilliance of his works at his solo,...
27/11/2022

Now Open: Don’t miss out on Williams Chechet’s thought-provoking style and the edgy brilliance of his works at his solo, “Heavy is the Head” which opened this weekend.

Come into the gallery from now till 5pm, and get a glimpse of a vast mind attuned to society’s most riveting topics.

The exhibition runs until Friday 9th December, 2022.

Pictured: Scream
Medium: Archival Girclee print on canvas
Size: 110 x 110cm
Year: 2022

Tomorrow from 10AM, Williams Chechet’s solo exhibition, “Heavy is the Head” will be opening at the gallery. SOTO Gallery...
24/11/2022

Tomorrow from 10AM, Williams Chechet’s solo exhibition, “Heavy is the Head” will be opening at the gallery.

SOTO Gallery is pleased to present, Heavy Is The Head, a series of new works by Williams Chechet.

Borrowed from Shakespeare’s King IV, the title alludes to Chechet’s interest in the ways dominant ideas of power, talent and status shape the course of individual lives as well as communities and nations. Making broad references to popular culture, Western Neoclassical art, and iconography from Northern Nigeria, Chechet blends, dramatizes and distorts symbols of prestige and elegance.

“Heavy is the Head” will run from tomorrow till Friday 9th December, 2022.

See you soon.

Today, Obi Nwaegbe’s solo exhibition, “Who are We?” comes to a close at the gallery. If you haven’t yet caught this phen...
23/11/2022

Today, Obi Nwaegbe’s solo exhibition, “Who are We?” comes to a close at the gallery. If you haven’t yet caught this phenomenal display of mastery and detail, you can stop by today.

🕰️ 10AM - 6PM

Title: Off Duty Chronicles Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 140cm x 180cm Year: 2022Two days left until Obi Nwae
21/11/2022

Title: Off Duty Chronicles Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 140cm x 180cm
Year: 2022

Two days left until Obi Nwae

Introducing: “Heavy is the Head,” a solo exhibition featuring Williams Chechet . “Heavy is the Head” alludes to the famo...
19/11/2022

Introducing: “Heavy is the Head,” a solo exhibition featuring Williams Chechet .

“Heavy is the Head” alludes to the famous Shakespearean quote, “Uneasy is the head that wears a crown”. Biblically, it is written, “To whom much is given, much is required now” - Luke 12:48.

These quotes emphasize the burden and responsibility that comes with status and power. When much has been given to you (talent/ability), a lot will be required of you. There are a variety of ways in which you can fulfill that requirement, but sharing impact is the most crucial step. And as leaders/influencers in any field, we are continually making decisions that affect many others. Let the impact be beneficial.

“Heavy is the Head” will run from Friday 25 November - Friday 9th December, 2022.

See you there.

 : Join Nigerian contemporary artist, Obi Nwaegbe  for an artist talk on his process, work, and more this Saturday from ...
10/11/2022

: Join Nigerian contemporary artist, Obi Nwaegbe for an artist talk on his process, work, and more this Saturday from 4pm.

Obi’s solo exhibition, “Who are We?” runs from
Nov 6 - 23, 2022.

You are welcome to stop by the gallery.

 : Join Nigerian contemporary artist, Obi Nwaegbe  for an artist talk on his process, work, and more this Saturday from ...
10/11/2022

: Join Nigerian contemporary artist, Obi Nwaegbe for an artist talk on his process, work, and more this Saturday from 4pm.

Obi’s solo exhibition, “Who are We?runs from Nov 6 - 23, 2022.

You are welcome to stop by the gallery.

In a world that has become increasingly intolerant of differing stances, there is no better time than now to examine the...
08/11/2022

In a world that has become increasingly intolerant of differing stances, there is no better time than now to examine the impact of healthy dialogue.

“Who are We?” a solo exhibition by Obi Nwaegbe calls for such progressive discourse towards the bettering of our society.

Pay us a visit to catch this exuberant display of works, majorly crafted from recycled materials.

Who are We? runs until Wednesday 23, November, 2022. We open Tues - Sat; 10AM - 6PM daily.

Introducing: ‘Who are we?’ A rhetoric, a reflection.We are delighted to present this solo exhibition featuring Obi Nwaeg...
03/11/2022

Introducing: ‘Who are we?’ A rhetoric, a reflection.

We are delighted to present this solo exhibition featuring Obi Nwaegbe , in celebration of Art Week.

‘Who are we?’ questions the place of the African social and political heritage in today’s global dynamics. How do we forge ahead and build a society that works for us?

Here, we focus on aspects of human endeavour that contribute to the social and structural development of a society. We also seek progress through retrospect, such that we must visit the innovations of our earlier cultures to develop the trajectory for tomorrow’s future.

This exhibition runs from November 6 - 23, 2022. 10AM - 6PM, daily.

You are welcome to pay us a visit.

In his creations, BLVCKVRTIST echoes pain from his difficult childhood, and like therapy, his works convey vibrantly pos...
01/11/2022

In his creations, BLVCKVRTIST echoes pain from his difficult childhood, and like therapy, his works convey vibrantly positive messages which serve as testaments that photography can heal inner wounds.

BLVCKVRTIST , also known as Jean-David Nian Goran, is a young Ivorian photographer and digital artist. Passionate about photography since his youth, he began his professional career in 2020.

Alongside Alain Ngann, BLVCKVRTIST’s works are on display at the photography exhibition showing at SOTO. It runs till Thursday 3 November, 2022. Open: 10AM - 6PM, daily.

Click the link in our bio to view and download the full catalogue.

Title: Heritages
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 90cm x 90cm
Year: 2022

The world has undergone many changes in recent years, which should challenge us about our place as human beings, but als...
01/11/2022

The world has undergone many changes in recent years, which should challenge us about our place as human beings, but also as black people.

The photographer, Alain Ngann is a formidable and diverse Cameroonian, criss-crossing architecture, fashion photography and advertising. He is the official photographer for Forbes Afrique , and is showing for the first time in Nigeria alongside BLVCKVRTIST , for the “Reminisce” exhibition at SOTO.

This exhibition runs till Thursday 3 November, 2022. Open: 10AM - 6PM, Tues - Sat.

Title: BILAMA
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 90cm x 120cm
Year: 2022

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