Jerry Buhari, The Emperor and the People, 2020-2022, acrylics on canvas, 72 x 72 in
Courtesy: the artist and kó
kó is an art gallery based in Lagos, Nigeria, that is dedicated to promoting modern and contemporary art. kó has a dual focus in championing Nigeria’s leading artists from the modern period and celebrating emerging and established contemporary artists across Africa and the Diaspora. In addition to its annual exhibition program in Lagos, kó participates regularly in international art fairs. In 2020, kó participated in Frieze Masters London presenting the work of pioneering Nigerian modernist Ben Enwonwu. In 2021, kó presented Nigerian artist Obiora Udechukwu at Frieze Masters London, where four artworks were acquired by the Tate, and Untitled Art Fair in Miami. In 2022, kó participated at 1:54 Paris and will exhibit at Frieze Masters London featuring pioneering Nigerian artist Nike Davies-Okundaye, Frieze Sculpture featuring contemporary artist Peju Alatise, Abu Dhabi Art, and Art X Lagos. kó has also showcased the work of several emerging African and Diasporan artists, many of whom participated in artist residencies with the gallery in Lagos.
In collaboration with First Floor Gallery, Harare
Jerry Buhari, born in 1959, Nigeria
Eva Obodo, born in 1963, Nigeria
Kwadwo Asiedu, born in 1987, Ghana