Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985, Accra, Ghana) works in a variety of media including performance, photography, video, painting, drawing, and sculpture. He attended the Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Ghana before studying at the Escola Guinard University of Art in Brazil and has completed multiple fellowships abroad. Clottey has had solo exhibitions at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2020, 2018, and 2016); The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, 2019); Lorenzelli Arte (Milan, 2019); Fabrica Gallery (Brighton, 2019); Jane Lombard Gallery (New York, 2018); Gallery 1957 at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (Dubai, 2018); Gallery 1957 (Accra, 2016); GNYP Gallery (Berlin, 2016); and Feuer/Mesler (New York, 2015). Clottey has been included in group exhibitions at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (Vestfossen, Norway, 2019); Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2018 and 2019); Kampnagel Hamburg (Hamburg, 2015); The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, 2015); University Museum of Contemporary Art (Amherst, MA, 2014); and the Goethe-Institut Ghana (Accra, 2011). His work is in the permanent collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, Kansas); the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (Marrakech, Morocco); the Nubuke Foundation (Accra, Ghana); the Seth Dei Foundation (Accra, Ghana); Modern Forms (UK); and The World Bank Collection (Washington D.C.), as well as a number of international private collections. Clottey lives and works in Accra, Ghana.

 

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Selected Press:

The Art Newspaper: Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in January
United Nations Environment Programme: From cartons to carpets: rethinking plastic waste
Man Repeller: Why African Fashion Is Impossible to Define
BBC: In pictures: Follow Ghana’s ‘yellow-brick road’
GARAGE: The New Afrofuturism
BBC: Serge Attukwei Clottey – making art from Ghana’s plastic waste
Elephant: Plastic Art in a Post-Plastic Age
The National: Serge Attukwei Clottey shows Dubai how he disrupts the art trade
SLEEK: The Artist Critiquing Voting Systems through Performance Art
Vogue: This Artist Is Wearing His Mother’s Clothing to Promote Social Change in Ghana
The Guardian: Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women
Artforum: Critics’ Picks
The Guardian: The Ghanaian turning thousands of discarded plastic bottles into art
The New York Times: Technology Expands the World for African Artists
SF Weekly: Minnesota Street Project: The Counter-Revolutionists’ Gallery

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey and GoLokal
My Mother’s Wardrobe, 2016.
Performance at Gallery 1957.
Photograph by Nii Odzenma.

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
360 LA, 2018
Installation view, Labadi, Accra

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
360 LA, 2018
Installation view, Labadi, Accra

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Make it possible, 2017
Plastics, aluminum plates, wires, and oil paint
60 x 81 inches.

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Search for her, 2016
Plastics, wire and oil paint
37 x 23 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
My statement, 2017
Plastics, wires, and oil paint
82 x 60 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Love and connections, 2016
Plastics, wire and oil paint
95 x 89 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
We multiply, 2016
Plastics, wire and oil paint
68 x 86 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey installing a 20 by 50 foot commission at Facebook, 2018.

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey installing a 20 by 50 foot commission at Facebook, 2018.

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
The Keepers (Ed 3 of 3), 2017.
Bronze
30 x 30 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Protocol, 2017.
Charcoal on paper
60 x 45 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Common Men Series, CII, 2015
Fabric, plastics, wires and hard cardboard
14.5 x 13 inches

 

 

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Common Men Series, 12, 2015
Fabric, plastics, wires and hard cardboard
15.5 x 13.5 x 2 inches

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions with Ever Gold [Projects]:

Serge Attukwei Clottey
ADESA WE
January 11 – February 29, 2020

Gold Standard: Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition
Zachary Armstrong, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Mario Ayala, Sadie Barnette, Chris Burden, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Petra Cortright, Mark Flood, Kate Groobey, Brian Harte, Marc Horowitz, Paul Kos, Jasmine Little, Mieke Marple, Shaina McCoy, Barry McGee, MOCA (Museum of Conceptual Art), Oscar Murillo, Guy Overfelt, Cameron Platter, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Adam Parker Smith, Takis, and Christine Wang
January 12 – February 24, 2019

Defying the Narrative: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa
Takunda Regis Billiat, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Paa Joe, Troy Makaza, Wycliffe Mundopa, Gareth Nyandoro, Simphiwe Ndzube, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Irvin Pascal, Cameron Platter, Julio Rizhi, Nicola Roos, and Moffat Takadiwa
September 8 – October 27, 2018

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Everyday Myth: Survival and Sustenance
April 7 – May 26, 2018

Serge Attukwei Clottey
Hand to Mouth
March 18 – April 30, 2016

 

 

 

SERGE ATTUKWEI CLOTTEY

Born 1985, Accra, Ghana
Lives and works in Accra, Ghana

 

 

Education

Escola Guignard University of Art (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Ghanatta College of Art and Design (Accra, Ghana)

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Serge Attukwei Clottey: Routes with The Mistake Room at Platform (Los Angeles, CA)
ADESA WE at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)

2019
Serge Attukwei Clottey: Solo Chorus at The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, CA)
Sometime in your life at Lorenzelli Arte (Milan, Italy)
Current Affairs at Fabrica Gallery (Brighton, England)

2018
Everyday Myth: Survival and Sustenance at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)
Differences between at Jane Lombard Gallery (New York, NY)
The Displaced at Gallery 1957 at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (Dubai, UAE)

2016
Hand to Mouth at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)
My Mother’s Wardrobe at Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana)
Earthly Conversations at GNYP Gallery (Berlin, Germany)

2015
The Displaced at Feuer/Mesler (New York, NY)
Two Person Exhibitions

2017
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré & Serge Attukwei Clottey with Burning in Water at New York Untitled (New York, NY)

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
KUBATANA at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (Vestfossen, Norway)
Gold Standard: Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)

2018
Defying the Narrative: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)
Right at the Equator at Depart Foundation (Malibu, CA)

2017
Dans Un Ciel Ensoleille at UTA Artist Space (Los Angeles, CA)
Atsala Tsala at Patricia Low Contemporary (Gstaad, Switzerland)
Material Connections at Jane Lombard Gallery (New York, NY)

2016
10 Year Anniversary Exhibition at the Nubuke Foundation (Accra, Ghana)
Practical Common Sense at Chale Wote Street Art Festival (Accra, Ghana)

2015
We Don’t Contemporary at Kampnagel Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
The Silence of Ordinary Things at The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, CA)
What is Matter at Intelligentsia Gallery (Beijing, China)

2014
Du Bois In Our Time II at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (Amherst, MA)

2011
Cultures in Confluence at the Goethe-Institut Ghana (Accra, Ghana)

 

 

Collections
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, Kansas)
Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (Marrakech, Morocco)
Nubuke Foundation (Accra, Ghana)
Seth Dei Foundation (Accra, Ghana)
Modern Forms (UK)
The World Bank Collection (Washington D.C.)