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JG | CURATORIAL PROJECTS is an art advisory firm that promotes contemporary art in Africa.

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, we work closely with contemporary artists in consultation with art galleries, foundations, auction houses and private organizations. We offer services in art curation, exhibition production, research, writing and collection management.


JG | CURATORIAL PROJECTS aims to create new platforms for contemporary artists to gain exposure and expand a more inclusive conversation about global contemporary art. 

What We Do


We work with artists, galleries and institutions to curate exhibitions and special projects of contemporary art. 


We consult with creative companies to offer strategic planning, project management and market research. 


We contribute articles to international publications of contemporary art and culture. 


We work with private individuals and institutions to archive, manage and expand their art collections. 

Our Clients

Our current and past clients include Arthouse Contemporary, Arthouse Foundation, Art Twenty One, Moon Man Studios, African Artists' Foundation, LagosPhoto Festival, Artlogic, Aperture, the New Yorker, FOAM Magazine, Omenka Magazine, Essential Media, British Journal of Photography, DIS Magazine, Geurnica, Fascinating Nigeria, Art Africa Magazine and Melka West Africa. 

Who We Are

Joseph Gergel

Joseph Gergel is the director of JG | Curatorial Projects, an art advisory firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He currently serves as Director of the Arthouse Foundation's Artist Residency Program in Lagos, and is a Specialist/Curator at Arthouse Contemporary, the international auction house. He is also Senior Editor at Moon Man, an experimental publication based in London that profiles global art and culture, and is a founder/director of ARTOJA, the online marketplace for contemporary African art and design. Gergel served as co-curator for three editions of the LagosPhoto Festival and as a curator at Art Twenty One and African Artist's Foundation (AAF) in Lagos. He has contributed to international publications of contemporary art including The New Yorker, Foam, Aperture, British Journal of Photography, DIS Magazine, Guernica, I AM and Art Africa.


Gergel received a Masters Degree in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and a BA in Photography and the Philosophy of Images from New York University. He received a Certificate in Professional Photography from the Speos Photography Institute in Paris, France. He has participated in international curatorial training fellowships including the International Curator Course at the Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, South Korea), Curatorial Program for Research Program in Eastern Europe (Kiev, Warsaw, Prague), and the ICI Curatorial Intensive in Accra (Ghana).

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