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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Master of Fine Arts, Painting, 2004-2006


UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Arts, Painting,1999- 2003

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Repurpose: Kuaba Gallery, Indianapolis, USA (upcoming)

2018

Empty Battle: Nature Art Performance, Essipong Beach, Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana

2017

Drum Rolling: Nature Art Performance, Robert & Marcel, France.

Atiitee: Homage to the Aquatic Habitat, Nature Art Performance, Kumasi and Cape coast, Ghana

2016

Memory Repairs: (Migration Memory), ort_m, Frappant Gallery. Hamburg, Germany

2015

Intrinsic: Nubuke Foundation Gallery, East Lagon, Accra, Ghana

2014

Mending the Brocken Walls: Ejumako Community Centre, Central Region, Ghana

2013
A Time with the Stones: Butre Beach, Butre, Western Region, Ghana

2011
Plastic Pack Stand Series (Chapter 1-5): KNUST Museum, Kumasi/Ghana

2010
1:1, Great Walk and More Intervention: Greatmore Art Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

Emotional Seasons (Internal Room), Geumgang Nature Art Centre, Gongju, South Korea

2009
Kumasi Curios Slipper Kiosk Intervention: Commercial Area, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

2008
Lontoba Chapter 1- 4: KNUST Museum, Kumasi, Ghana

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Les contemporains: Alexis galleries, Victoria Island, Lagos

Sans Frontiér: Front, China, online Group Exhibition, Link: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/32ReDEbhZl87CBerlV6SIA

GNAP- Mexico: International Nature Art Exhibition, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Designing for the future: (Sustainable Art), Residence of the EU Ambassador, Accra, Ghana

Crossing Borders: 10 dence gallery,Ghent, Belgium

Special Exhibition: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nakago Green Park, kawanishi, Japan

2018

Collaborative Future, GAP (Global Art Project) VII, Espace Sabobade- Hotel Sabobade, , Dakar, Senegal

Art X- Lagos: 2nd International West African Art Fair, Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Limbo-Accra: Uncompleted Home in Adjiriganor, East Lagon, Accra

Paint Sculpt Trail Blazers: Nu Gallery, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana

PaintSculpt IV: Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology, Takoradi, Ghana

2017

Orderly Disorderly: Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana

Art X- Lagos: 1st International West African Art Fair, Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

GNAP- France: International Nature Art Exhibition, Les Perrières Theater, Doué-en-Anjou, France

PaintSculpt III: Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Ghana

Fusion III: Faculty of Applied Arts Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Ghana

2016

Stories of Rain: Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

The Tale within Crossing: ort_m (Migration Memory), Frappant Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

PaintSculpt II: School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

2015

Breathing Art: Geumgang Nature Exhibition Gongju, Chungnam, South Korea

Creative Wall Voices: (A cross-cultural and Virtual Artistic Exhibition) 2015 Edition, Haiti

Between Heaven and Earth: Geumgang Nature Art Center, Gongju, South Korea

Fusion II: School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

PaintSculpt : School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

2014

Fusion 1: School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

Creative Wall Voices: (A cross-cultural and Virtual Artistic Exhibition) 2014 Edition, Haiti

Go Go Ghana: Imago Mundi, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Italy.

2013

Horizontally Growing Trees: Geumgang Nature Art Center, Gongju, South Korea

Essikado Kuntum: Essikado Library, Sekondi, Takoradi, Ghana

Creative Wall Voices: (A cross-cultural and Virtual Artistic Exhibition) 2013 Edition, Haiti

2012
Nature is Breathing: 2ndYatoo International Project 2012, Csikszerada, Romania

2011
Creative Wall Voices: (A cross-cultural and Virtual Artistic Exhibition) 2011 Edition, Haiti.

2010

Geumgang International Nature Art Biennale Exhibition, Gongju, South Korea

2009
Out of My Mind, Dialogue of Mental Health in Ghana: Nubuke Foundation, Legon, Accra/ Ghana

Asafo Flags Proverbs and Songs: Nubuke Foundation, Legon, Accra/Ghana

Geumgang International Nature Art Pre-Biennale Exhibition: Gongju, South Korea

Africam; Contemporary Art of Africa Exhibition, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Napoli, Italy

2008

Sustainable Art Education Exhibition: Aba House, Teshie Nungua, Accra, Ghana

2007

SaNsA International Artist Exhibition: Kokrobite Institute, Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana

2005

Faces and Phases: Alliance Française, Kumasi, Ghana

2nd Shell GAVA National Art Exhibition: Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

2003

Rhythm: Faculty of Fine Art, College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Colours of the Wind: Alliance Française Kumasi, Ghana

2002

Tratech: Great Hall, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

2000

Emerging Artists: College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

1998

Becoming: Centre for National Culture (CNC), Cape Coast, Ghana

 

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS

2018 Art X, Lagos International Art Fair, Victoria Island, Nigeria

2017 Art X, Lagos International Art Fair, Victoria Island, Nigeria

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2011 Selected for Robert Sterling Clark Fellowship Programme, Vermont Studio Center, USA.
2011 Awarded Grant for Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austrian American Foundation Inc., Salzburg, Austria (full tuition-paid scholarship)

 

ART COLLECTIONS

Royal Ontario Museum, Canada

Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Napoli, Italy

Private collections in South Korea, Canada, Barcelona, United States, Mexico, Ghana, Nigeria, Amsterdam, Germany, France

 

COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECTS/ PERFORMANCES

2019

In the Shrine of the god of Wine: Installation with Mexican Artist Luis Aguilar, Sacbe, Mexico

The Story of Black in Red: Drawing/Poetry with Mexican Poet Dennise Pohls, Cozumel, Mexico

Beacon Flower: Installation with Mexican Artist Barancely Ajvlksyty, Akalki, Mexico

Interweaving: Performance with Chines Artist Xiao Li, Hotel Akalki, Bakalar, Mexico

2018

The Hat Exchange Project: Hat project with American artist Ron Shelton, USA/Ghana,

2017

Listening to the Dead Grass: Performance with American Artist, Charie Sampson, Island of Souzay, France

2016

Dialogue: Performance with Hungarian Artist Prof. Eross Istvan, Porcupine Hill, South Africa,
Links: Performance with German Artist, Jasper Selden Drieskpeseiland, South Africa

Cleansing: Performance with South African Artist Hanien Conradie, Cape Point, South Africa

Black and White: Performance with Iranian Artist Mahmoud Mahktabi, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Koppie Aleen, South Africa

Anyone Can Paint: Mural with Teaching Staff of Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic Takoradi, Ghana

2012-2013

Learning from Africa: Car Project with Dutch artists MelleSmets, Bram Esser and Joost van Onna Suame Magazine, Kumasi, Ghana

2011

Abetenim: Mural Painting with American Artists Rikki Asher, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Sondra Santoni and Andronneth Seiunarine,Ejusu Juabeng, Kumasi,Ghana,

2010

The African Doll: Performance with Indian Artist, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

Emotional Seasons (Internal Room): New Media Art Experimental Project with Austrian Artist Bello Benishauer, Gongju, South Korea

2009

The World around Us: Performance with Austrian New Media Artist Bello Benishauer KNUST Museum, Kumasi, Ghana

Body Art: Performance with Hungarian Artist, Eross Istvan, Kumasi, Ghana

Can You See the Sound: A sound Installation /Performance with Mike Sembiro (Uganda), Rex Akinrantan (Nigeria) and Bello Benishauer (Austria/Australian) Kumasi, Ghana

What is Garbage: Found Art Installation with Cameroonian Artist Patrick Asonbang Choe (), KNUST Museum, Kumasi, Ghana

Emotional Seasons (Christmas): Interdisciplinary Art Project with Sina Moser (Film Maker, Musician/Composer/Performer, Austria), Michael Vandeleur (Painter, Western Australia), SoraTakajama (Poet, Japan, currently India) and Bello Benishauer and Elisabeth M. Eitelberger (Australia)

2007

Intellect: Mural painting with students of Saint Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana

The Lazarus Mural Project: Mural project with MFA students from the College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

2006

The Conversion of St. Paul: Collaborative Mural Project with Ghanaian Artist Benjamin Offie-Nyarko , Aboabo Catholic Church, Kumasi, Ghana

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Alexis Gallery, Victoria Island, Nigeria

Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra, Ghana

Kuaba Gallery, Indianapolis, United States

Out of Africa Gallery, Sitges, Barcelona

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018: Echigo-Tsumari Triennale Executive Committee, Gendaikikaku Shitsu Publishers, Japan, ISBN: 9784773818055

Ron E. Shelton, High Art Fridays Artist Catalogue: Global Art Place (2018:6), linemark Inc. Upper Marlboro, USA

PaintScupt Trail Blaizers,Catalogue of the Exhibition: Bianca Ama Manu, Nubuke Foundation, Ghana

2017

Les Galleries De L’a Art: Global Nomadic Art Project France 2017, Association Cranberry, Doue-en- Anjou, France

2016

Jokinen H. Ort-m [Migration. Memory], Catalogue of the Exhibition: (2016:70-73), Revolver Publishing, Berlin, Germany, ISBN: 978395763365

South Africa, Korea III, Iran (GNAP Catalogue (2016: 49, 79) Yatoo Publishers, Korea, ISBN: 978-89-93531-23-7

The Role of Painting in Pre-School Education (A case study in Takoradi Metropolis): Journal of Art and Design International Institute for Science and Education (2016) Vol. 45, New York, United States

Von Frank Keil: Aufbruch und Rückblick,Kunst Vier Monate lang hat ein Team um die Hamburger Künstlein HMJokinen mit Geflüchteten zusammengearbeitet. Die Ergebnisse sind nun in der Ausstellung, ort_m [migration memory] zu sehen taz nord (January 16, 2016:47) Hamburg, Germany

Breathing Art: The organization Committee of the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale,              (2015-2016:100) Gongju, Chungnam, South Korea, ISBN: 978-8828-8838

2015

Patrick Makes a Statement with Slippers, Ghanaian Times (Saturday September 5, 2015)

2014

Inspiration from Nature: Oil City Magazine: Flour Power, (2014:18-20) Volume 2, Issue 4,     Link: www.oilcityghana.com

Go Go Ghana Imago Mundi: Contemporary Art from Ghana, Luciano Benetton Collection (2014:284,285) Fabrica, Italy

2013

Horizontally Growing Trees: Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, The organization Committee of the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale (2013-2014:50-51) Gongju, Chungnam, Korea,                        ISBN: 978-89-93531-16-9

2011

Nature, Human Being and Sound: Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale, The organization Committee of the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale (2011-2012) Gongju, Chungnam, Korea,  ISBN: 978-89-93531-13-8.

Unexpected Communication: The 1st Exhibition of Yatoo international Project (2011:26), Geumgang International Nature Art Centre, Gongju, Korea

2010

Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, The Organization Committee of Geumgang Nature art Biennale (2010:9) Gongju, Chungnam, Korea

Gary Frier, Greatmore Art Studios (2010:33) Pennicot and Fleming, South Africa

Intervention: International Project Series, Art in Process (2010) ISBN: 098075190X, 9780980751901. For online publication visit: www.artinprocess.com/intervernsion2009

2009

Nature and Peace: Geumgang Nature Art Biennale (2009:198) Korean Nature Art Association, Gongju, Chungnam, Korea, ISBN: 978-89—935531-11-4

Kumasi Crossroads - Global Kiosk Affairs: 2009, Link: http://www.wandsbektransformance.de/news

Concept of Effutu Asafo Flags as Basis for Painting: (2009:3, 11), Art FOCUS: Journal of the ArtHAUS and Nubuke Foundation, June 2009 Issue Infinity Graphics, Accra/Ghana

2003

Colours of the Wind:Kumasi Mail (June, 2003)

 

CATALOGUES

2017

From the Mundane to the Beautiful: Collection of Found Flip-flop Works, Ultra Film, Accra, Ghana

2016

Stone Stimuli from Butre, Ghana, Nature Art, Ultra Film, Accra, Ghana,                                      ISBN: 978-9988-2-3716-5.

2016: Inspirations from Nature: Art From the Coast of Ghana, [Revised Edition], Ultra Film, Accra, Ghana, ISBN: 978-9988-1-7600-6

2015

Dialogue Through Fabric: Ultra Film, Accra, Ghana, ISBN: 978-99-1-9011-8

Intrinsic: Ultra Film,Accra, Ghana, ISBN 978-9988-2-2036-5

PaintSculpt I: Department of Painting and Sculpture, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana, ISBN 978-9988-2-1494-4

2014

Chalewote Bricolage, Ultra Film, Accra, Ghana

Fusion I: School of Applied Art, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana, ISBN 978-9988-1-9585-4

2013

Inspirations from Nature: Art From the Coast of Ghana, Dafoko Concepts, Ghana,                  ISBN: 978-9988-1-7600-6

2012

Asafo Flags with a Difference: Painting with Effutu flag Art Concepts, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8484-0007-2

 

LECTURES AND PANNELS

Traces from Mexico through Cape Coast to Elmina: Art Talk, FAAT Intellectuals Network, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana, 2019

Photo Presentation of Work: GNAP- Mexico: Sacbe White Road, International Nature Art residency, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 2019

GNAP-France Experience: Art Talk, FAAT Intellectuals Network, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana, 2017

Mundane to the Beautiful: Art Talk/Lecture, Eszterhazy Karoly University of Applied Sciences, Department of Visual Arts, Eger, Hungary, 2017

Being, Becoming, Transformations, Art Talk/Lecture, Department of Painting and Sculpture, College of Art and Build Environment, Blaxtarlines KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, 2017

Stories of Rain: Global Nomadic Art Project, Lecture, Painting Studio, Department of Industrial Painting and Design, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana, 2016

Stories of Rain: Art Talk/Lecture, Global Nomadic Art Project, Hotel Verde, Cape Town Airport, Cape Town, South Africa,2016

Land Art: Art Talk/Lecture, Muffin Bekker Studio, Plattenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, 2016

At the Foot of My Rubber Sandals: Working with Migrants Shoe-Shine Boys in Ghana, Public Lecture, ort-m, Migration Memory, Hamburg, Germany, 2016

Annual Art Jury: Judge, Department of Painting and Department of Sculpture, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana, 2015

Fusion 1: Judge, Exhibition for Artists in Academia, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana, 2014

Annual Art Jury:, Judge, Department of Painting and Department of Sculpture, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana, 2013

Annual Art Jury: Judge, Department of Painting and Department of Sculpture, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana, 2012

Meeting the Artist: Artist Talk/ Panel Discussion, College of and Social Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, 2011

New Existence (The Slipper): Panel Discussion, Geumgang International Nature Art Biennale. Gongju, South Korea, 2010

Rejected, Reformed, Reclaimed: ‘Cha-le-wo-te’ (The Slipper): Artist Talk - Tupelo International Artist Workshop, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town/South Africa,2010

Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Art Education: Panel Discussion, International Practice Workshop, African Community of Art Educators “, Abba House, Teshie Nungua, Accra, Ghana, 2008

 

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

2019

GNAP Residency-, Germany: Naturfreundehaus, Darmstadt, Germany (upcoming)

Aesthete Nature Art Workshops: Sanzule, Bakanta and Kristan, Western Regions, Ghana

GNAP Residency- Mexico: Sacbe White Road, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

2018

Echigo-Tsumari Art Residency: Matsuba-Sou, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan   

Recycling Art Workshop (Resource Person): Lycée Frahçaise d’ Accra Jacques Prévert School. East Lagon, Accra, Ghana

The Paint Workshop: Corel Ghana Limited, Atlantic Hotel, Takoradi, Ghana

2017

17th Triennial Symposium, ACASA Conference: University of Ghana, Lagon, Accra, Ghana

GNAP Residency-France: Centre Des Perrières, Doué-en-Anjou, France

Aesthete Nature Art Workshop: Elmina Beach, Ghana

2016

Soweto Nature Art Workshop (Resource Person): Soweto, South Africa

Resource Person: Drumming and Story Telling Workshop, Boitumelo Outreach Foundation Rietfontein De Aar, South Africa.

Scienceful Art: Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Food Art Workshop: Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Open Day Workshop Art Workshop: Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

Resource Person: Drawing Workshop, Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

Paint and Paint Applications: Corel Paint Ghana, Atlantic Hotel, Takoradi, Ghana

CBT Curriculum Development Workshop: School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

2015

Taking your Medium to the Next Level: Open Day Workshop, School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

Annual Drawing Workshop (Resource Person): Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

2014

School of Applied Arts Research Conference: Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi Ghana

Conference on Polytechnic Industrial Linkages: Takoradi Polytechnic Auditorium, Takoradi, Ghana

Academic Quality Assurance Workshop: Takoradi Polytechnic Auditorium, Takoradi, Ghana

Drawing Workshop: Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

Non-Residential Leadership orientation Workshop: Animens Hotel, Takoradi, Ghana

Paper-Making Workshop: El- Anatsui Studio, Takoradi, Ghana

2013

OFKOB Artists and Art Retreat/Residency: Ofenso Kokobeng, Kumasi, Ghana

Drawing Workshop (Resource Person): Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

Guidance and Counseling Workshop: Guidance and Counseling Unit, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

MyILibrary Training: Takoradi Polytechnic Library, Takoradi, Ghana

2012

New Frontiers; School of Applied Art Conference, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

2011

2nd Kumasi Biennial Symposium: Community Art in Focus, KNUST, Kumasi/ Ghana

2010

Yatoo Workshop, International Practice Workshop: Wongol, South Korea

Greatmore Walk and More International Artist Residency/Workshop: Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town/South Africa

2009

The Kumasi Symposium: College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

2008

Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Art Education: International Practice Workshop, Aba House, Teshie Nungua, and Accra, Ghana

2007

SaNsA International Artist Workshop: Kokrobite Institute, Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana

2006

Glass Blowing Workshop: KNUST, Department of Chemistry, Kumasi/Ghana

2005

Art Feeling Workshop: Alliance Française, Kumasi, Ghana

 

TEACHING

2017-2019: Head of Department- Department of Industrial Painting and Design, Takoradi Technical University, Ghana

2014- 2016: Head of Department- Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

2013- 2015: Vice-Dean- School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

2013: Senior Lecturer- Department of Painting, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, Ghana

2007: Instructor- Saint Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana

2003-2004: Art Teacher (Part Time) - Saint Louise Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana

1998-1999: Teacher- Uncle Rich Preparatory School, Winneba, Ghana

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