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 locally, but exhibiting 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.

Permanent collections:
Nubuke Foundation (Ghana)
Seth Dei Foundation (Ghana)
Modern Forms (UK)
The World Bank Collection (USA)



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Solo Exhibitions

2020

Sensitive Balance, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

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

Serge Attukwei Clottey: Routes, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (USA)


2019

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

Kubatana, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo (Norway)

Current Affairs, Fabrica, Brighton (UK)


2018

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

360 LA, Accra (Ghana)

Differences Between, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York (USA)

Gallery Takeover, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai (UAE)


2017

Astala Tsala, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad (Switzerland)


2016

My Mother’s Wardrobe, Gallery 1957, Accra (Ghana)

10th year anniversary exhibition, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (Ghana)

Hand to Mouth, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (USA)

Earthly Conversations, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


2015

The Displaced, Feuer/Mesler, New York (USA)

Time, Trade and Travel, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (Ghana)


2014

Color Unfinished, 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille (France)

Migration Messages, Collective Realities of African Migration, WUK, Vienna (Austria)

The Auction Room — African Contemporary Photography, Ozwald Boateng, London (UK)

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


2013

Insidethemoskitonet, Alliance Française, Accra (Ghana)


2012

whose puppet are you?, performance, Accra (Ghana)

The Beautiful ones are not yet born, Goethe Institut, Accra (Ghana)

Alternative Independence Day Celebration, Freedom Tour, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (Ghana)

Inside The Mosquito Net, Brazil House Jamestown, Accra (Ghana)


2011

Cultures in Confluence, Alliance Française & Goethe Institut, Accra (Ghana)

Trash to Treasure, chale wote street art festival, Accra (Ghana)


2010

Climate Change, Caspar House, Accra (Ghana)

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 (USA)


2009

Africa Show, African Contemporary Art, Naples (Italy)


2008

Global Warming, Featured Project, British Council, Accra (Ghana)

Portrait of Accra, Junior Art Club sponsorship, Bristol (UK)

Untying the Human Spirit, CAN 2008, Goethe Institute, Accra (Ghana)


2003

Different Strokes, The Loom African Gallery, Accra (Ghana)


Group Exhibitions

2020

Concrete Limbo, Haus der Statistik, Berlin (upcoming)

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


2019

Stormy Weather, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem (Netherlands)


2018

Right at the Equator, Depart Foundation, Malibu (USA)

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


2017

Untitled Group Show, Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

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

Dans Un Ciel Ensoleille, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles (USA)

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

Gallery 1957 at Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town (South Africa)


2016

Practical Common Sense, Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Jamestown, Accra (Ghana)

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


2015

We Don’t Contemporary, Kampnagel, Hamburg (Germany)

What is Matter, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing (China)

Silence Of An Ordinary Things, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (USA)


2014

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

MULTIPOINT International art Symposium, Nitra (Slovakia)

Masked Unmasked, 11th Dakart, Dakar (Senegal)


2013

Muses, Goethe Institute, Accra (Ghana)

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

We Are Africa, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (Ghana)


2012

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


Residencies

2013

Art Speaks, Residency at Wuk, Vienna (Austria)