Serge Attukwei Clottey

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Biography

Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985) comes from Ghana and is based in Accra. He works across installation, performance, photography and sculpture, exploring narratives of personal, family and collective histories, which often relate to trade and migration. Working internationally, Clottey is 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 speak to the international art market as well as to the particular social reality of many people in Ghana. 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. In August 2019 Clottey received the award of Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Brighton.

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Solo Exhibitions

2020

Sensitive Balance, GNYP Gallery, Berlin

Serge Attukwei Clottey: ADESA WE, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco

Serge Attukwei Clottey: Routes, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles


2019

Serge Attukwei Clottey: Solo Chorus, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles

Kubatana, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo

Current Affairs, Fabrica, Brighton


2018

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

Simchowitz/simco’s club: 2018 Virtual Architecture & Exhibition Design Competition

Brighton University, UK

360LA, Accra, Ghana

Differences Between, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York

Gallery Takeover, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai


2017

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

Earthly Conversations, GNYP Gallery, Berlin


2015

The Displaced, Feuer/Mesler, New York

Time, Trade and Travel, Nubuke Foundation, Accra


2014

Color Unfinished, 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille

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

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

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


2013

Art Speaks, Residency at Wuk, Vienna

Insidethemoskitonet, Alliance Française, Accra


2012

whose puppet are you?, performance, 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

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


Group Exhibitions

2020

Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Moody Center of the Arts, Houston


2019

Stormy Weather, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem


2018

Right at the Equator, Depart foundation, Malibu

Untitled Art fair, Miami

Defying the Narrative: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco


2017

Untitled Group Show, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles

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

Dans Un Ciel Ensoleille, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles

Gallery 1957 at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York

Gallery 1957 at Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town


2016

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

Gallery 1957 at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London


2015

We Don’t Contemporary, Kampnagel, Hamburg

What is Matter, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing

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


2014

Mohr-Villa trifft Ghana: Gesellschaft im Auge der Kunst, Mohr Villa, Munich

MULTIPOINT International art Symposium, Nitra

Masked Unmasked, 11th Dakart, Dakar


2013

Muses, Goethe Institute, Accra

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

We Are Africa, Nubuke Foundation, Accra


2012

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