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The Author : Nicolas Vaquier

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After he graduated in Politics at La Sorbonne University in 2010, Nicolas Vaquier specialised in Management of Cultural organizations. He worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines, then founded in 2012 the cultural magazine La Grande Bouche, and became publication director of it. He was involved in the creation of the INAGLOBAL project, the bilingual online magazine of the Institut National de l’audiovisuel (INA), as a subeditor and regular writer for the magazine. He also worked as a translator for the Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX and as a Project Manager with an Italian Member of the European Parliament. He is now vice director of the gallery Espace A VENDRE in Nice. 

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Chronicle by Nicolas Vaquier
Fati Abubakar, Lagos biennal © T Saater, the Guardian
29 March 2018

The broken mirror of the Lagos biennale

Chronicle by Nicolas Vaquier
Fati Abubakar, Lagos biennal © T Saater, the Guardian

The capital of Nigeria, the largest city on the African continent, Lagos is a megalopolis with a frantic development, having grown in 50 years from 1 million inhabitants to 20, receiving every day some 900 new residents. A population and urban boom, largely taken over vast expanses of water, and leading to an ever more significant gap between an extremely wealthy class – found in its luxurious islands or exponential business districts, including the astronomical Eko Atlantic, the largest development in Africa – and a population living well bellow the level of the greatest level of poverty.

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