Press & VideosSelected press and interviews with Serge Attukwei Clottey:
Serge Attukwei Clottey puts Africa at the centre of global communication
(August 2, 2018) Ghanaian artist, Serge Attukwei Clottey, speaks to ART AFRICA about his installation, Kusum Gboo Ga at the Facebook Headquarters in San Francisco.
The City as Canvas: Ghana’s Artists Are Building—and Engaging—Communities
(July 11, 2018) This past April, a group of men wearing dresses and wigs, their lips painted bright red and pink, some in big hoop earrings, trudged through the streets of the Labadi neighborhood in Accra carrying large...
This Artist Is Wearing His Mother’s Clothing to Promote Social Change in Ghana
Ghanaian Independence Day falls on March 6 and last year artist Serge Attukwei Clottey marked the occasion with a boundary-pushing act of self-liberation. He walked through the streets of Accra, the nation’s capital, in his deceased mother’s clothes...
‘Everyone Is Excited to Learn’: Why Dealers From Around the World Love the Dallas Art Fair
(April 7, 2017) The collectors may still be local, but the whole world wants a piece of the Texas art market.
Les artistes africains à la conquête de Paris
(March 31, 2017) Grand Palais, Halle de la Villette, Galeries Lafayette et Fondation Vuitton : les artistes africains sont partout à Paris, plus que jamais annoncés comme la relève de l'art contemporain mais dont une nouvelle génération refuse désormais les clichés.
L'Afrique à l'honneur d'Art Paris Art Fair 2017
(March 29, 2017) Du 30 mars au 2 avril, curieux et amateurs d'art ont rendez-vous sous la nef du Grand Palais pour l'édition 2017 d'Art Paris Art Fair. L'occasion d'admirer une belle sélection d'œuvres...
Quand les bus font découvrir l’art contemporain aux Parisiens
(March 24, 2017) Du 25 mars au 3 avril, vingt bus reliant Paris aux aéroports exposeront à l’occasion d’Art Paris Art Fair cinq œuvres d’art contemporain sélectionnées parmi les solo shows de la foire.
Serge Attukwei Clottey: "My body is part of my work’s mystery"
(March 17, 2017) Using his body as an object, Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey works with international media – as well as plastic yellow “gallons” (jerrycans) – to speak out about politics, religion, sex and tradition
Afrikas vernetzte Bildwelten
(February 4, 2017) Die vielfältige Kunst Afrikas profiliert die Messe „Art Paris“. 40 von insgesamt 139 Galerien zeigen ein darauf zugeschnittenes Programm. Das Spektrum reicht von der Stammeskunst bis zum Videofilm.
The Artist Critiquing Voting Systems through Performance Art
(January 18, 2017) Serge Attukwei Clottey sits cross-legged on the floor of his studio in Labadi, the ocean-side community where he lives in Accra, Ghana’s capital. Endless yellow tangles of cut-up water gallons sprawl the floor of the tiny studio. Picasso-like...
Serge Attukwei Clottey
(December 13, 2016) The mixed media artist invites Nataal into his Accra studio to discuss his socially engaged concept of Afrogallonism
Serge Attukwei: Clottey Earthly Conversation
(October 22, 2016) In his work, the Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey addresses ideas that pervade his personal life as much as they have pervaded the recent history of Africa. The uncontrolled...
Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women
(October 6, 2016) Serge Attukwei Clottey walked through Ghana’s capital city in his dead mother’s clothes to honour her memory – and to highlight injustice against women. It is the latest step in his art collective’s mission to create social change.
Common Sense, Sex and Politics: Serge Attukwei Clottey's Burning Questions
(August 14, 2016) Meet Serge Attukwei Clottey, a fine Ghanaian contemporary artist and illustrator. His installations and works extend beyond Ghana’s shores matching a down-to-earth personality that grounds his work with a deep resonating message.
Serge Attukwei Clottey @ Ever Gold
(March 31, 2016) by Lawrence Gipe: In drought-stricken Ghana life is measured a gallon at a time. It is not something you get from opening a tap.
The Ghanaian turning thousands of discarded plastic bottles into art
(March 31, 2016) The brightly coloured plastic jugs once played a vital role transporting water during Ghana's droughts. Now, they're creating a new environmental catastrophe of their own...
Serge Attukwei Clottey's tapestries made from plastic gallon jugs
(March 2016) Serge calls his method 'Afrogallonism' and he wants to raise awareness of waste and pollution.
Art in the Age of Afrogallonism: An Interview with Ghanaian Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey
(October 26, 2015) There are not a lot of artists willing to get dragged by a noose through the streets of Accra, the capital of Ghana, in the name of social justice. Gallon by gallon, Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey is returning your used plastic refuse...
"African Electronics" Takes a Spiritual Approach to Individual Power
(August 26, 2015) Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey takes his recycled plastic "African Electronics" to the streets.