Serge Attukwei Clottey

Biography / CV

Serge Attukwei Clottey is known for his work that examines the powerful agency of everyday objects. Working across, installation, performance, photography and sculpture, Clottey explores narratives of personal, family and collective histories often relating to trade and migration. Based in Accra and working internationally, Clottey the creator of Afrogallonism, an artistic concept that comments on consumption within modern Africa through the utilisation of yellow gallon containers. Through cutting, drilling, stitching and melting found materials, Clottey’s sculptural installations are bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into questions of form and history. As the founder of Ghana’s GoLokal performance collective, Clottey sees art as a way to transform society. With aspects of activism prevalent in his practice, his works challenge convention and advocate the importance of creativity.

More Information

SF Weekly – 'Minnesota Street Project: The Counter-Revolutionists' Gallery'
NY Times – 'Technology Expands the World for African Artists'
Hip Africa – 'Gallery 1957'
sfaq.us – 'Serge Attukwei Clottey / Hand to Mouth'
CNN – 'Dystopian dreams: artists draw, design and stage a dark future'
Guiness New Africa Special
culturebox – Les artistes africains à la conquête de Paris
connaissance des arts - Quand les bus font découvrir l’art contemporain aux Parisiens
Handelsblatt – Afrikas vernetzte Bildwelten
Vogue.fr – L'Afrique à l'honneur d'Art Paris Art Fair 2017
Sleek – The Artist Critiquing Voting Systems through Performance Art
studio international – Serge Attukwei Clottey: ‘My body is part of my work’s mystery’
The Guardian – 'The Ghanaian turning thousands of discarded plastic bottles into art'
The Guardian – 'Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women'
Nataal – Serge Attukwei Clottey
Griot Mag – Afrogallonism | A day in Serge Attukwei Clottey’s studio
Autre – Art in the age of Afrogallonism
Anoghana – My Mother’s Wardrobe, Exhibition with Serge Attukwei Clottey at Gallery 1957, Accra, 2016
Art in Berlin
Artnet
Contemporary And
Creators
Square Cylinder
okayafrica
Artnet
africaspeaks4africa
Zenmagazineafrica
artforum
Designindaba
huffingtonpost

Videos

Art Paris:
https://vimeo.com/209294591
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E5Amk3IvfQ&feature=share

https://vimeo.com/137357154
https://vimeo.com/161636793
https://vimeo.com/151583992
https://vimeo.com/64008576
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTsl9F2tNRA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMw8xlmnpNI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmiSk7E01hQ
Arte Tracks

Exhibitions at GNYP

Earthly Conversation – opening 22 October till 3rd of December.

Works

Keeping conditions, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 63 x 86 in

Keeping conditions, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 63 x 86 in

Obsessive admiration, 2016, Plastics, wire and spray paint, 45 x 64 in

Obsessive admiration, 2016, Plastics, wire and spray paint, 45 x 64 in

Preventable accident, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 72 x 50 in

Preventable accident, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 72 x 50 in

Respect for a custom, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 78 x 79 in

Respect for a custom, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 78 x 79 in

Dolorous songs, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 64 x 56 in

Dolorous songs, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 64 x 56 in

Voices demanding, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 64 x 64 in

Voices demanding, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 64 x 64 in

Forward as sensible people, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 65 x 85 in

Forward as sensible people, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 65 x 85 in

Sensationalism and heated emotions, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 75 x 77 in

Sensationalism and heated emotions, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 75 x 77 in

Respectful dialogue I, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 62 x 122 in

Respectful dialogue I, 2016, Plastics, wire and oil paint, 62 x 122 in

Social Sculpture, 2016, 70.75 x 47 in

Social Sculpture, 2016, 70.75 x 47 in

Brown envelope or romance, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 51 x 46 in

Brown envelope or romance, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 51 x 46 in

Election brainstorming, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 58 x 40 in

Election brainstorming, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 58 x 40 in

Awaiting, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 58 x 40 in

Awaiting, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 58 x 40 in

Volunteers abroad, 2016 Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 58 x 40 in

Volunteers abroad, 2016 Charcoal, acrylic on paper, 58 x 40 in