Lagos in the red, Short documentary film (2013).
Jelili Atiku, Lagos in Red. Still from the short documentary film (2013). Courtesy of the artist.
Born 1968 in Ejigbo, Lagos,
Nigeria; lives and works in Lagos.
A Nigerian multimedia
artist, Jelili Atiku refers to himself as a human rights artist, advocating in
his work social, economic, and political human rights and the establishment of
an egalitarian society. Atiku has put his art at service of the prevailing
concerns of our times; especially the issues that threaten our collective
existence and the sustenance of our universe. His art is for Atiku a medium for
protest, to raise awareness and to bring about change. Atiku always looks to
connect with real people and shared experiences, such as the war and reign of
the military government. Atiku is actively involved in numerous public service
organizations and is the founder of Advocate for Human Rights Through Arts and
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL
PERFORMANCE ART WEEK shows the short documentary film Lagos in the red (2013) by Danish filmmakers Lotte Løvholm, Nanna
Nielsen and Karen Andersen produced with support from Danida 2013. It documents one
of Atiku's performances in the Lagos neighbourhood of Ejigbo. Atiku brings to
life a discussion of violence, crisis, national consciousness and humanity in
the streets of Lagos.
Courtesy of the Artist.
© Venice International Performance Art Week 2012-2014