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About Bloom

BLOOM Art originated from the visual arts programme of The Life House and was birthed out of a need to use innovative approaches to showcase, expose, and challenge Nigerian artists – particularly in response to the lack of exhibition and expression space in the city of Lagos.

Presenting select and exciting works, BLOOM Art’s exhibition program offers pointed perspectives of contemporary visual art, its presentation and its engagement with the public thereby contributing to the dynamic development of visual art in Nigeria. Each featured artist is an important part of contemporary dialogue.

Currently a unique fusion of a portfolio gallery & a private studio, BLOOM Art offers intimate exhibitions of art in an accessible format that is bolstered by acclaimed ancillary programming tailored to each exhibition. These include artist talks, private salons and publications. Daring to present art in alternative exhibition spaces, BLOOM has enabled an organic interplay with other forms of creative expression as well as the vibrant multi-arts scene in Nigeria. Designed to engage with the quintessential lover of great culture, the space dedicated to pushing the boundaries of modern African culture and its receivership. It is a space that carries an appreciation for art and music. BLOOM also seeks where to engage with old and emerging masters in a series of tailored events. Private exhibitions, talks, musical performances and art dealings.

BLOOM deals in art sales, hosts private exhibitions and artist talks attended by the country’s most important collectors patrons, diplomats and scholars. Under Ugoma Adegoke, BLOOM has successfully closed several private secondary market transactions, placing invaluable modern and contemporary art works in the collections of some of the continent’s greatest collectors – works by Ben Enwonwu, Ben Osawe, Obiora Udechukwu, Yusuf Grillo, Gani Odutokun, El Anatsui, Uzo Egonu, and more. In 2014, she originated an important art repatriation transaction which saw significant pieces of 1980s modernist Nigerian art worth over N70million ($400,000) returned to Nigeria.


Bloom Art Lagos Artists

BLOOM Art represents Muraina Oyelami, Marcia Kure, Olu Ajayi, Chinwe Uwatse, Lemi Ghariokwu, Tam Fiofori, Gbenga Offo and Angela Isiuwe. Also, BLOOM Art actively exhibits and works with artists who have exhibited across Africa, Europe and the United States including Victor Ehikhamenor, Rom Isichei, Kainebi Osahenye, Tony Nsofor, Uchay Joel Chima, and Gerald Chukwuma.