Serge Attukwei Clottey

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Biography

Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985) 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 utilization 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.

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Exhibitions

2018

Everyday Myth: Survival and Sustenance, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco


2017

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré & Serge Attukwei Clottey, Burning in Water, New York

Untitled Group Show, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles

Dans Un Ciel Ensoleille, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles

Astala Tsala, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad


2016

My Mother’s Wardrobe, Gallery 1957, Accra

10th year anniversary exhibition, Nubuke Foundation, Accra

Hand to Mouth, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco

Practical Common Sense, Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Jamestown, Accra

Earthly Conversations, GNYP Gallery, Berlin


2015

We Don’t Contemporary, Kampnagel Hamburg

What is Matter, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing

Silence Of An Ordinary Things, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles

The Displaced, Feuer/Mesler, New York

Time, Trade and Travel, Nubuke Foundation


2014

Color Unfinished, 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille

Migration Messages, Collective Realities of African Migration, WUK, Vienna

Global Art Local View, European Monument Day, Mohr Villa, Munich

MULTIPOINT International art Symposium, Nitra

The Auction Room — African Contemporary Photography, Ozwald Boateng, London

Masked Unmasked, 11th Dakart, Dakar

Du Bois In Our Time II ‘Colour Unfinished’, University of Amherst, Massachusetts and Nubuke Foundation


2013

Muses, Goethe Institute, Accra

Art Speaks, Residency at Wuk, Vienna

Du Bois in our Time I ‘Colour Unfinished’, University of Amherst, Massachusetts and Nubuke Foundation

Insidethemoskitonet, Alliance Française, Accra

We Are Africa, Nubuke Foundation, Accra


2012

whose puppet are you?, performance, Accra

Time, Trade & Travel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam and Nubuke Foundation, Accra

The Beautiful ones are not yet born, Goethe Institut, Accra

Alternative Independence Day Celebration, Freedom Tour, Nubuke Foundation, Accra

Inside The Mosquito Net, Brazil House Jamestown, Accra


2011

Cultures in Confluence, Alliance Française & Goethe Institut, Accra

Trash to Treasure, chale wote street art festival, Accra


2010

Climate Change, Caspar House, Accra

Portrait of Ghana, The Drum Ace Café, Birmingham, UK

My Life, Charity Photo Show, W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre, Accra and Haverford College, Pennsylvania


2009

Africa Show, African Contemporary Art, Naples


2008

Global Warming, Featured Project, British Council, Accra

Portrait of Accra, Junior Art Club sponsorship, Bristol

Untying the Human Spirit, CAN 2008, Goethe Institute, Accra


2003

Different Strokes, The Loom African Gallery, Accra