There is a compelling need in Nigeria for alternative gallery spaces that bridge the gap between commercial galleries and traditional art institutions; spaces which allow artists and curators to innovate with shows that do not fit into the existing art market or framework. With this in mind, The Thought Pyramid has established a Space in the heart of Abuja to enable new ideas to be incubated and nurtured, where the barriers between art, craft and design can be broken, and where debates can be stirred to move the dialogue on African art in new directions.
The mission of The Thought Pyramid Art Centre is to collect, conserve, and study and sell modern and contemporary art of Africa, and the African Diasporas. We will exhibit the art of our times from a variety of perspectives in the context of art history, in order to reach a broad and diverse audience.
One of the cornerstones of The Thought Pyramids ethos, and as a tribute to the diversity of African art practice, we will promote understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art and its values in accessible and contemporary surroundings.
A major part of the Centres work is to do with public education at all level, and to this end we maintain an active and flourishing Education Department.
The Learning through Art program uses the creation of art to supplement the primary school curriculum, while helping children to learn to respect their own culture, art practice, and artwork of established artists and art movements. Each programme is designed to integrate art with pupil learning across the curriculum.
Thought Pyramid will host more than just exhibitions of the visual arts, our programme will include artistic symposia, lectures and workshops. Theatre performance and music events are also included in our holistic artistic vision, and all will be delivered by artists and practitioners of international standing. The Arts Training centre will conduct training programmes in order to cultivate arts administrators and personnel. Our in house arts library is a comprehensive reference point, housing a variety of multimedia materials.
Please feel free to drop in to view and purchase art of startling originality by the nation’s finest artists.