Resumé


Born 1972 - Chicago, Ill, USA
Nationality UK/USA/Ghana
Lives and work in Basel, London, Ghana and New York.

Current Positions Held


2007-Present Founder/ Director of Art in Social Structures NGO ( AiSS)
2005- Present Editorial Board -CAA publication 'Art Journal'
2007- Present Member, artists collective 'Tropical Goth'

Education


2005 - March 2009, Doctoral Candidate in Cultural Studies at The London Consortium, London University
University-Thesis : "Ghana Must Go, Modernity, Memory and Material Culture in Post-Independence West Africa". (Defense pending)
2003-2004 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999-2000 Whitney Museum Independent Program, NYC, USA (post graduate course)
1995-1997 Royal College of Art, Master of Arts (Painting), London, UK
1991-1995 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), London, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2009 March 19th, "Capitalism and Schizophrenia", Lakeside Klagenfurt, Austria
2007 Senam Okudzeto, "Portes Oranges",International project, PS1 MOMA, NYC, USA
2004 Ghana Must Go, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
2003 Senam Okudzeto, Burrough Market, London
2000 Long Distance Lover, Dana Center, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA
1999 Long Distance Lover, Skirt, NYC, USA
1999 Alive at the Fridge, The Fridge, London, UK
1998 Fresh As A Daisy, The Brickhouse, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions


2009 Traits Complices, Galerie Beatrice Binoche, Saint Denis de La Réunion
2009 Arte Invisible platform for Alternative Arts Practice and Collectives, Arco 09 Madrid
2008 Nostalgie. L'istante e la durata del tempo, Museo d,Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy
2007 eFEMera; the art of feminist activism, Binghampton University Museum, NY, USA
2007 The Color Line, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Cape 07, Cape Town, SA
2006 Distant Relatives/Relative Distance, Michael Stevenson Gallery Cape Town , SA
2006 Dak'art, Biennale Senegal
2006 Women with Guns, National Gallery, New Orleans
2006 The Whole World is Rotten, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, USA
2005 KunstKredit, Kunsthaus Baseland, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Prologue, New Feminism, New Europe, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
2005 Living for the City, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
2005 Africa Remix, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2005 Prologue, New Feminism, New Europe, ESC, Graz, Austria
2004 Fela Kuti; Black President, Barbican Center, London, UK
2004 Marcia Kure. Otobong Kkanga, Senam Okudzeto, Galerie Peter Herrmann , Berlin Germany
2004 Fela Kuti; Black President, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2003 Nueva Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Fela Kuti; Black President, New Museum, New York, USA
2003 Fiction Ou Realite; Goddy Leye, Omer Fast, Senam Okudzeto, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland
2003 "Das ist Mich Velo', Performance, Basel, Literature Festival, Switzerland
2003 The Circle Squared; Boxing in Contemporary Art, The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, USA
2003 Split; Women in Dislocation, Curatorial Centre, Bard College, USA
2003 Artists in Residence in der Scheiwz, Binz 39, Zurich, Switerland
2002 Regionale, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
2002 Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina, USA
2002 Watercolour, The New York Studio School, NYC, USA
2001 Sticky Fingers; Identity, Distance Desire, ParaSite, Hong Kong
2001 Claudia + Julia Muller, Olu Oguibe, Senam Okudzeto, Outtara Watts, Gorney Bravin + Lee, NYC, USA
2001 For The Record, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, USA
2001 Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, USA
2000 Talk About Complications: (Re)presenting Women, Pratt Institute, NYC, US

Upcoming Exhibitions


2009 /2010 Art in Social Structures, Architechtural Heritage in Ghana, AiSS project

Awards And Fellowships


2006 British Council Grant for Artists
2005 Kunstkredit Stipendium, BaselStadt
2004 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Research Fellowship
2004 British Council Grant for exhibitions abroad
2003 BINZ 39, residency (feb-april), Zurich, Switzerland
2002 Stiftung Laurenz Haus, residency (jan-dec), Basel, Switzerland
2002 Pollock Krasner Award, NYC, USA
2001 Jadeas Trust, International Achievement in the Arts Award, Lagos, Nigeria
2000-2001 The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist in Residence, NYC, USA
1997 ACAVA- First Base Studio Award, London, UK
1995 Idelwilde Trust Bursary, London, UK
1996 Slade School, Art Institute of Chicago Foreign Exchange program

Permanent Collections


Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland (Private collection of Maja Oeri)
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, USA
Amistaad Research Center, Permanent Collection, New Orleans, USA
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Teaching Experience


2009 March 1-6, Senam Okudzeto, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, ( visiting professor, exhibiting artist, lecturer).
2008 Visiting Professor, New York University (NYU) Study Abroad Campus in Ghana. Courses taught: Seminar on Slavery in West Africa, Seminar on Visual Art
2007 Visiting Lecturer, NYU Steinberg school, New York, USA
2006 Visiting Lecturer and Teaching Artist, New York University (NYU) study abroad campus in Accra, Ghana.
2005 Visiting Lecturer and Teaching Artist, New York University (NYU) study abroad campus in Accra, Ghana.
2005 Panelist, "Pleasure, Perversion, Play: Practices of Insubordination and refusals of Discipline in Art Practice and-Theory", ( Lecture Performance)College Art Association Conference, Atlanta, USA
2004 Visiting Lecturer/ Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, USA
2003 "Afro Funk Lessons", Lecture Performance and dance workshop, New Museum, New York, USA
2003 School for Gestaltung, University of Basel, "One Week Conceptual Drawing Workshop", Basel, Switzerland
2002 School for Gestaltung, University of Basel, Visiting Lecturer Basel, Switzerland
2001 PS1 Museum, Visiting Lecturer, Short Century Teaching Seminar, New York USA
2000 - 2001 The Studio Museum in Harlem. After School Educator and teaching consultant, NYC, USA
2001 Occidental College, Visiting Lecturer, Literature and Art Departments, LA, USA
2000 Loyola University, Visiting Lecturer, New Orleans, USA
2000 The Bronx Museum Community Arts Program, Teaching Artist at 'Casa Esperanza' Prison-Half way house for women (may- aug), NYC, USA
1997 The Slade School of Fine Art, Visiting Lecturer, London, UK

Permanent Collections


The Baltimore Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, USA
Amistaad Research Center, Permanent Collection, New Orleans, USA
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Essays and Writing by Senam Okudzeto


2009 Art Journal The Currency of Practice: Reclaiming the Authority of the MFA- Roundtable discussion chaired by Senam Okudzeto and Susette Min for the CAA 2006 annual conference. Vol 68, Pages 41-57 CAA publications
2008 Lyle Ashton Harris: Blow Up. Essays by Cassandra Coblentz, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and Kwame Anthony Appiah, Introduction by Susan Krane Conversation with Senam Okudzeto, Gregory R. Miller & Co., June 2008
2008 Feminist Time: A Conversation, Aruna D'Souza, Miwon Kwon, Ulrike Müller, Mignon Nixon, Senam Okudzeto. Grey Room Spring 2008, No. 31: 32-67. Spring 2008, No. 31, Pages 32-67 2008 by Grey Room, Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2004 Adbruck, Marcus Schwander Basel, Switzerland

Selected Art Publications


2007 Day by Day, Kunsthalle Fribourg, 2007, Switzerland
2005 Arts Correspondent, I Magazine, Berlin, Germany
2003 Fela Kuti; Black President, publishers, New Museum, New York, USA
2003 Twenty Years of the Binz, publishers Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
2001 Sticky Fingers, publishers ParaSite, Hong Kong
2001 Freestyle, publishers Studio Musuem in Harlem, New York, USA
2001 For the Record, publishers Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

Selected Biography


2003 Lunn, Felicity, Art Forum Fiction Ou Realite, Kunsthalle Fribourg, December Issue
2003 Martin, Courtney NKA Post-post Black; Senam Okudzeto in Basel
2002 Martin, Courtney One World: Afrodisiac, March Issue
2001 Griffin, Tim Time Out: For the Record, September 13
2001 Valdez, Sarah Art In America: Freestyling, September Issue
2001 Cotter, Holland The New York Times: Invoking Marcus Garvey While Looking Ahead, 24 August
2001 Cotter, Holland The New York Times: Claudia+ Julia Muller, Olu Oguibe, Senam Okudzeto, Outtara Watts, July 27
2001 Cotter, Holland The New York Times: A Full Studio Show Starts with 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn, May 11
2001 Lovin, Kim The Village Voice: Voice Choice, Claudia + Julia Muller, Olu Oguibe, Senam Okudzeto, Outarra Watts at Gorney Bravin + Lee. 7 Aug, 2001
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