Lot 292 - Godfried Donkor - Financial Times Race 1922
Lot 292 - Godfried Donkor - Financial Times Race 1922
Lot 292 - Godfried Donkor - Financial Times Race 1922

Lot 292 - Godfried Donkor - Financial Times Race 1922

Collage on Paper

2022

A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

About  

 

 

Godfried Donkor is a British-Ghanaian artist employing contemporary painting, mixed media collages, video and printmaking, to explore the iconography of mass culture. Mixing styles and imagery from various periods throughout history, Donkor’s work emphasis creolisation as a creative force emerging from the reciprocity of language, culture and social interaction. Donkor’s work is included in selected international collections such as: National Gallery of Botswana. National Collection of Senegal. Nirox Foundation collection. Studio Museum, Harlem. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Smithsonian Museum of African Art - Washington D.C. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Spanish Sports Council Collection. University of Helsinki. Selected group and solo exhibitions include David Adjaye: Making Memory, Design Museum, London 2019. Battle Royale I, last man standing, Gallery 1957, Accra. The First Day of the Yam Custom: 1817, Gallery 1957, Accra ,2017. Afriques Capitales, Parc de la Villiette, Paris 2017 and Still the Barbarians, EVA International Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick 2016. Speaking of people, Ebony Jet and contemporary Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, USA ,2014.   In 2010 Donkor was approached by Puma sports to design a new football kit for the Ghana National Football team. Godfried Donkor is a fellow of visual arts at the Rockerfeller Foundation Bellagio artist in residence fellowship, 2018 2021, Camberwell Adinkra, Denmark Hill station.  
 

 

Education 

 

BA Fine Art Painting (1989) St Martin's school of art,  

Post Graduate Studies Painting (1992) Escolla Massana,  

MA History of African Art (1996) SOAS 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2021 A Collection on Works on Paper, Gallery 1957, London, UK  

2019 Battle Royale – The Last Man Standing – Part I, Gallery 1957, Gallery II, Accra, Ghana  

2017 The First Day of the Yam Custom: 1817, Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana 2011 People of Utopia, Artco Gallery, London, UK  

2010 The Fives Court, Fred Gallery, London, UK  

2009 The Olympians and Muses, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa Story of a London township, Space, London, UK  

2008 State of the Union, T1 + 2 Gallery, London, UK Once upon a time in the west, there was lace, Wollaton Hall Nottingham, UK  

2007 Financial Times, Gorre Festival, Gorre Island, Senegal Abolition 07, Hackney Museum, London, UK  

2006 The Sable Venus and the Black Madonna, Gallerie 23, Amsterdam, Holland Jamestown Masquerade, Walsh metal works, St Croix, USVI  

2005 Concerto in light and Darkness no 1, National Museum, Ghana  

2004 Godfried Donkor, Pascal Polar Gallery, Brussels, Belgium Financial Times, Ecole Regionale des beaux Artes, Nantes, France  

2003 The Fancy, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, UK Godfried Donkor, Recent works, The Scene Gallery, NY, USA 

2002 Godfried Donkor, Albrecht Durer Kunstverein, Nuremberg, Germany  

2001 Handel and Hogarth at Vauxhall pleasure gardens, St Peters Church, London, UK  

2000 Whose Africa, Horniman Museum, London, UK Wrestling and Mysticism, Dak’Art  

2000 Dakar, Senegal 1999 Slave to Champ, E M A C A, Nottingham, UK 

 

Gallery Representation  

 

Gallery 1957 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork    

 

The financial times race series for this postcard's edition starts from 1722 - 2022 and reminds us of the constant race for humanity to improve and achieve despite all or any obstacles. This is a test for a larger series of paintings and collages in the future. 

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