Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation

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Location Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
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Introduction The Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation (BOF)is an artist led non-governmental organization formed in 1989. BOF's mission is to engender the growth of art and culture through the provision of opportunities for artists to improve themselves through skills acquisition and empowerment, also it seeks to promote and develop public interest in the visual arts by creating awareness for the intrinsic values of African art and its benefits to society. The Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation has been an enduring player in the visual arts scene since its inception in Nigeria. It has organized the Amos Tutuola Show, Lagos (2000), the Annual Harmattan Workshop since 1998, and participated at the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) Exhibition, Abuja (2003), Art & Democracy Exhibition, Asaba, Delta State (2004), and the Harvest of the Harmattan Retreat Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Pan African University, Lagos (2004) amongst other programmes.In May 2012, BOF featured the works of 20 artists at the Exhibition Bruce Onobrakpeya and Harmattan Workshop Experiment at Kajinol Station in Dakar, Senegal during the 2012 Dakar Biennale.
Interests contemporary and modern African art
Favorite Books Sahelian Masquerades, The Spirit in Ascent, Jewels of Nomadic Images, Aganza Africa, Mask of Flaming Arrows, The Zaria Art Society :A New Consciousness