Gideon Appah Ghana, b. 1989

"My paintings embody what I believe to be a contemporary obsession with sexuality and recent pop culture, fused with various modes (anxiety, pleasure, violence, glamour, labor and death). All of which evoke a subculture within postmodern urban life in Ghana and relating to the rest of the world."

– Gideon Appah

EDUCATION

2012 BFA, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi,

GH

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Love Letters, Gallery 1957, Accra, GH

2018 Memoirs Through Pokua’s Window,1:54 Art Fair, Gallery 1957, New

York, NY, US

2017 In Pokua’s place, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, GH

  Between a life and its dream (Scrawl paintings), ABSA Gallery,

Johannesburg, ZA

2013 Sensation, Goethe Institute, Accra, GH

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Residents, Art Dubai, Dubai, AE

  Frieze New York, Mitchell Innis & Nash, New York, NY, US

2019 18:20 The Collection, Gallery 1957, Accra, GH

  Estancia Femsa, Casa Barragan, MX

2018 1718, Bode Projects, Hamburg, DE

  CODE Art Fair, Bode Projects, Copenhagen, DK

2017 Orderly/Disorderly, Ghana Science Museum, Accra, GH 

  Arising African Perspectives, Bode Projects, Hamburg, DE

  Alternative Facts, The Road Gallery, New York, NY, US

2016 Origins and Lineages, DF Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town, ZA

  Kindle, Gallery2, Johannesburg, ZA

  Johannesburg Art Fair, Kuenyehia Art Prize, Johannesburg, ZA

  Turbine Art Fair, Gallery2, Johannesburg, ZA

2015 Da Vinci Gallery, Cape Town, ZA

  Barclays L’Atelier Finalists Show, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA

2014 Artists in Focus, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, GH 

2012 End of year Show, KNUST Museum, Kumasi, GH

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2020 Art Dubai Residency, Dubai, UE

2017 Young Ghanaian artist, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, GH

2016 Barclays L’Atelier Residency, Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg, ZA

  Kuenyehia Art Prize, Accra, GH - Top Ten Finalists

2015 Merit Award winner,Barclays L’Atelier Art Competition, Johannesburg,

ZA 

 

COLLECTIONS

Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, Marrakesh, MA

Absa Museum, Johannesburg, ZA

The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, CA