Curriculum Vitae

  • Date of Birth: 18/09/1981
  • Place of Birth: Ho, Volta, Ghana
  • Nationality: Ghanaian 

Education

  • 2015-2017 : MFA (AbD) -Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • 2010-2014: BFA-(Painting)- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • 2003-2006: Amedzofe E.P. Teacher Training College

Professions/Job

  • 2013-Present: Multidisciplinary Artist and Curator- crazinisT artisT studiO
  • 2018- Present: Director of PerfocraZe International Artist Residency
  • 2005-2010: Teaching- Ghana Education Service 
  • Upcoming Performances /Exhibitions/ Projects:
  • https://www.crazinistartist.com/what-next/ 

CURATORIAL PRACTICE

2019

  • “Pidgin Imaginarium”, Chale Wote Art Festival, Accra Ghana
  • “ADeakyeabia” Group Exhibition for Artists in Residence, Alliance Francaise Accra, pIAR August 2019
  • “Ignite”  Group Exhibition for Artists in Residence, pIAR July, 2019
  • “Tomorrow” Group Exhibition for Artists in Residence, Alliance Francaise Accra, pIAR June 2019
  • ‘noW or neveR’ Group Exhibition for Artists in Residence, pIAR May 2019
  • ‘Open House Performance’ Group Exhibition for Artists in Residence, pIAR April 2019
  • ‘so URgent 000’ Group Exhibition for Artists in Residence, pIAR Feb 2019

2018

  • Prism of Freedom, The One Minute Film, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 

  • Table of Negotiation collaboration with John Herman, Chale Wote, Accra
  • Borderless Ocean, Collaboration with Gloria Godinez, Chale Wote, Accra
  • Strikethrough, FIT Rio 2019, Rio Preto, Brazil
  • agbanWu, FIT Rio 2019, Rio Preto, Brazil
  • dZikudZikui-aBiku-aBiikus, FIT Rio 2019, Rio Preto, Brazil
  • Open source Performance, interval 10_PAErche Essen, Germany
  • DONOTSAVEME, interval 10_PAErche  Essen, Germany
  • Intimate death, HFBK, Hamburg, Germany
  • Lamentation. Kumasi Ghana
  • nkwabiaahia _allLIVESmatter, Kumasi, Ghana
  • WouNded wouNds, online performance, Translucent,  crazinisT artisT studiO, 
  • WouNded wouNds, White Out Project NRW-Forum Dusseldorf 
  • tranSFiguration, perfocraZe International Artists Residency

2018

  • “Voyage” Mindelact Festival, Cape Verde
  • Performance Project and workshop, Cologne, Germany (In progress)
  • “The oatH_c”  Geneva, Switzerland
  • strikethrough, Slow Sunday, Steakhouse, London
  • “ouTcasT” The Rising’ ]Performance Space[ Folkestone, UK
  • “The oatH_b”  Munich, Germany
  • ‘Untitled’ Berlin, Germany
  • froZen series LagosPhotos Festival
  • ‘the oatH’ Performance Series New Oerlikon, Zurich,
  • “agbaWnu” at Chalewote Art Festival Accra Gh.
  • ‘Lying awake’  Watermill Centre, New York, USA
  • Passing Through-Act of Radical Empathy, Gallery 1957, Accra Ghana
  • forgotten truth, participating in “Past Tells” a group show at Alliance Francaise Kumasi Ghana, curated by Michael Babanawo
  • dZikudZikui-aBiku-aBikus, Oduom, Kumasi Ghana
  • wouNded-wouNd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017

  • How The Stars Were Made, Legon Botanical Garden, Accra, Ghana (A collaborative project (AfriQueer) with Drama for Life AFRICA Project from South Africa.)
  • nativeimmiGrant III – efiewurasuame, ICAF2017 Iwaya, Lagos Nigeria
  • inthemiddleofNowhere, Ruffi Haus Munich Germany
  • The specter[less] specters - find the X, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • nativeimmiGrant II, Villa Waldberta, Munich Germany
  • iNisheahim, Villa Waldberta, Munich Germany
  • stillDeath, Break Through #19 Munich Germany
  • Bond[H2o], Duo performance by crazinisT artisT [Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi] & John Herman CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival 2017 'WATA MATA' James Fort Prison, Accra, Ghana
  • nativeimmiGrant, Performance at the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) 17th Triennial Symposium 2017
  • illiGalbody II, Black Star International Art Festival, Accra
  • nazaKU, Accra, (Orderly Disorderly, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana by blaxTARLINES, Kumasi)
  • IlleGalbody, KNUST, Kumasi
  • lettertotheChuRch I, KNUST Catholic Church, Kumasi
  • lettertotheChuRch II, Roman Hill Catholic Church, Kumasi
  • Rituals of Becoming, Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana

2016

  • rE·gen·er·at[e] Bone 19 Performance Art Festival, Bern
  • chocolate kiss, Duo performance with Jazmin Taco, Schlachthaus, Bern Switzerland
  • myBodyisaPrison... KNUST, Kumasi Ghana
  • ‘frozen’ Cornfields in Accra’, (Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana by blaxTARLINES, Kumasi
  • X in REd, ‘if you love me’... exhibition, Kumasi, Ghana
  • ‘eAt me...’, performance with voluntary participating Students from the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • reThinking-naZa, collaborative performance with the Security Department of KNUST, Ghana

2015

  • Triptych, collaborative performance with Natascia Siverio and Dean Hutton, Chale Wote Art festival, Jamestown, Ghana
  •  pieta- afriCan resurrect, collaborative performance with Natascia Siverio, Chale Wote Art festival, Jamestown, Ghana
  • Broken Exile, Lome, Togo
  •  BookofLive -In the Absence of our Gods, (on-going project) Lome, Togo
  • The Return of the Slaves, collaboration with volunteers, Elmina Castle, Ghana
  • Voyage, the Gown must go to Town Exhibition organised by blaxTARLINES, Science and Technology Museum Accra, Ghana
  • Stench of Silence, Silence between the Lines exhibition, Kumasi, Ghana, Eye Contemporary and blaxTARLINES

2014

  • The Borders, collaboration with Natascia Silverio, Saint Joseph College, Lomé, Togo
  • Gbugbordzi, Gbossimé (Goat market), Lomé, Togo
  • reThinking-naZa, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
  • Life Sex-series, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Crucifix Crises, Lake Bosomtwe, Ghana
  • The First Last Supper, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • That’s Why You are Mad, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Crucifix-series, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Still Birth African Gender, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Long Walk, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

2013

  • CCC, Kumasi
  • Kplamase series - Videos
  • The Mask, Adum-Kejetia, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Self-Portrait- Series
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/FESTIVALS

2018

  • Pidgin Imaginarium, Chale Wote Art Festival, Accra
  • FIT Rio Brazil
  • Art, Soul and Affection, Mindelact, Cape Verde
  • Slow Sunday, Steakhouse, London
  • Performance Series New Oerlikon, Zurich
  • Para-Other, Chalewote Art Festival
  • Discover WaterMill Day, New York, USA
  • Time Bomb, Watermill Centre, New York, USA

2017

  • Bond HO2, Chale Wote Art Festival, Accra, Ghana Selected Exhibitions
  • Orderly Disorderly, (nazaKU, 2014-2017, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana by blaxTARLINES, Kumasi)
  • Rituals of Becoming, (Solo show, Gallery 1957, Ghana)

2016

  • Bone 19, (performance art Festival, Bern, Switzerland)
  • ‘Cornfields in Accra’, (frozen, 2016 Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana by blaxTARLINES, Kumasi
  • ‘if you love me ...’ exhibition, (x in REd, 2016), Locomotive shed, Kumasi, Ghana.

 2015

  • Chalewote Art Festival, African Electronics, Jamestown, Accra, Ghana
  • TERRITOIRE DE CRÉATION 5ieme édition, Residency in Lome, Togo
  • Protest, Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • The return of the Slaves, Elmina Castle, Ghana
  • The Gown must go to Town, Science and Technology Museum, Accra, Ghana by blaxTARLINES, Kumasi
  • Silence between the Lines, PML, Kumasi Ghana by blaxTARLINES and EYE Contemporary

2014

  • Chalewote Art Festival, voluntary participant in Street Performance with Kwame Write, James Town, Accra, Ghana
  • KNUST End of Year Show, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana
  • KNUST Final Year Exhibition, Dept. of Painting and Sculpture Kumasi, Ghana 

Residencies and workshops

  •  2019 Camargo Foundation, Visa of Creation Residency Cassis France.
  • 2019 (June) Facilitator,  "Anyienenye..." Performance Art workshop Figurentheater-Kolleg, Bochum, Germany
  • 2019 (June) VR Workshop, the Alliance Francaise Accra
  • 2019 (May) Body noise, crazinisT artisT studiO, Kumasi
  • 2018 (October)-The Rising ]Performance Space[  Folkestone UK, (upcoming)
  • 2018 (July-August)- Watermills Summer Program, New York, USA  
  • 2017 (October-December)- Beyond Rituals, Villa Walberta, Munich, Germany 
  • 2015 (July-August)- TERRITOIRE DE CRÉATION 5ieme édition, Residency in Lome, Togo
  • 2014 - Inkfluent’s Chalewote (Because the Ancestors Live), Poetry Workshop, Accra, Ghana 

Grants/Sponsorship

  • 2019: Institut Francais, Camargo Foundation, France
  • 2018: Art Moves Africa, Travel Grant, Mindelact, Cape Verde
  • 2018: Prince Claus Fund, for Participating in Lost & Found performance Event, Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
  • 2017: Goethe Institute Travel Fund: to attend a five-week Artist Residency, Munich, Germany

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cTcT 2015