Founded in: 2008
+35 artworks in Aworanka
Founded on 6th October 2008, Habitude Gallery is a multidimensional art outfit dealing in two dimensional and three-dimensional art, they also undertake restoration and provenance. Habitude also offers design solutions, curatorial, art consultancy in exhibitions, acquisitions, and storage based on their experience managing the oldest and the first private visual art gallery in Nigeria. Habitude Gallery has been at the forefront of collaborating with the National Gallery of Art, Nigeria in curating the International Art Expo from 2008 to 2013 and the two editions of Aresuva in Lagos and Abuja respectively. They have also collaborated with the National Gallery in several areas of publication.
- 1. New Works, an Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures And Mixed Media by Duke Asidere, Abiodun Olaku, Ola Balogun and Fidelis Odogwu, 2018.
- 2. Complexities, Portraiture and Abstract Dialogues in Nigerian Artists, A Collaboration with Calabar Gallery, Harlem, New York, May 2018.
- 3. Ladi Kwali and Uche Okeke ‘’The Road To Kpaaza’’, A Collaboration with Skoto Gallery, New York, March - April 2017.
- 4. Emancipation by Nyemike Onwuka, A Touring Exhibition, 2017.
- 5. Exodus by Nyemike Onwuka, 2016.
- 6. Metal, Faces and Cocks, An Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art, May 2014.
- 7. International Art Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, December 17–26, 2012.
- 8. International Art Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, December 17– 26, 2012.
- 9. International Art Expo,Lagos, Nigeria, August 2011.
- 10. An Exhibition of six Nigerian Artists 10th Biennial of African contemporary Art Dakar, Senegal 2010.
- 11. International Art Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, August 21–28, 2010.
- 12. International Art Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, August 22-30, 2009.
- 13. International Art Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, August 2008.
About the founder
Born on July 26, 1965, Burns Effiom is a designer, performance artist, and curator. He represented Nigeria at the DAK’ART Biennale 2010 in Senegal. He was a participant of the Nigeria-Korea Navitour with the National Gallery of Art Nigeria in 2013, held at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.
An Alumni of Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation’s Harmattan workshop, he collaborated with the United States of America Department of Information (USIS) and Bronx Museum on an Art and Diplomacy program titled “The Smartpower Initiative”.
He is also the Nigerian representative of Afiriperoma, a collective of performance artists of Africa. He has collaborated with the Goethe Institut for the National Pop-Up Theatre in Lagos 2013, and was co-curator for the International Art Expo in Lagos from 2008 to 2012. He exhibited at the Africa Regional Summit of Arts (Aresuva) in 2009. He also co-curated “Road to Kpazaa”, a retrospective of iconic ceramicist Ladi Kwali and Uche Okeke at the Skoto Gallery in New York.
Burns curated Complexities, Portraiture and Abstract Dialogues in Nigerian Artists for the Calabar Gallery, in Harlem USA earlier in 2018. He is the curator for the first and oldest private gallery in Nigeria: Bronze Gallery in Calabar and he has been listed as one of 1000 Artists by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. He is the curator for the Art Galleries Association of Nigeria. He is currently working on the epic touring exhibition titled "100 Years of Modern Art in Nigeria. From 1900s to Contemporary."