(Director, Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, Pan Atlantic University)
Lagos-based Spanish architect Jess Castellote started out in Nigeria as a project manager in 1984. He has since then combined his professional work with an intense involvement with the Nigerian art scene, including organising several significant exhibitions.
Since 2008, Castellote has also maintained A View from My Corner, a widely accessed blog on contemporary art in Nigeria. He has written two books, ‘Contemporary Nigerian Art in Lagos Private Collection: New Trees in an Old Forest’ and ‘Oshinowo’. He has also published several papers focused on contemporary art developments in Nigeria. In addition, Castellote has acted as an independent art advisor to several private and corporate bodies, and at present, is the director of the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art at the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos.