Serge Attukwei Clottey



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


Sensitive Balance, GNYP Gallery, Berlin

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

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


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

Kubatana, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo

Current Affairs, Fabrica, Brighton


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


Astala Tsala, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad


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


The Displaced, Feuer/Mesler, New York

Time, Trade and Travel, Nubuke Foundation, Accra


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


Art Speaks, Residency at Wuk, Vienna

Insidethemoskitonet, Alliance Française, Accra


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


Cultures in Confluence, Alliance Française & Goethe Institut, Accra

Trash to Treasure, chale wote street art festival, Accra


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


Africa Show, African Contemporary Art, Naples


Global Warming, Featured Project, British Council, Accra

Portrait of Accra, Junior Art Club sponsorship, Bristol

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


Different Strokes, The Loom African Gallery, Accra

Group Exhibitions


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


Stormy Weather, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem


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


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


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

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


We Don’t Contemporary, Kampnagel, Hamburg

What is Matter, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing

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


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

MULTIPOINT International art Symposium, Nitra

Masked Unmasked, 11th Dakart, Dakar


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


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