Godfried Donkor

Works

Godfried Donkor, Ebony Lagos Edition, 70cm x 100cm, Collage on Paper, 2015

 

Godfried Donkor was born in Ghana in 1964 and left at the age of eight. He grew up in Europe, completed his education in Spain and England and after his studies he settled in London to begin his art practice Godfried uses a range of different techniques. In addition to painting, drawing and photography; the traditional collage is his dominant means of expression in his works on paper. Godfried frequently uses newspaper pages such as the stock market figures from the Financial Times as the background for his collages.

As someone who straddles borders between continents and cultures, the artist is interested in historical, sociological and societal topics; in particular, the shared history of the peoples of Africa and Europe. In view of this, he reflects on the trading of people in all its facets. For Godfried, it is important to illustrate the high value of sport and sexuality and thus the marketing of their protagonists in a global world. Godfried Donkor has become an integral part of the international art world thanks to his unmistakable style. He is not only represented as an artist at many biennials and art fairs around the world, but he is also a popular speaker, lecturer and discussion partner as is demonstrated by his many invitations to lecture tours in Europe, the USA and many African countries.

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Born 1964 Kumasi, Ghana

Education

1994–1995

  • M. A. Area Studies African Art History, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, UK

1991–1992

  • Fine Art Painting Post Graduate Studies, Escolla Massana, c/ Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

Exhibitions

2017

  • Yellow is the Colour of Water, Gallery 1957, Accra

  • Afriques Capitales, Parc de la Villiette, Paris, France

Publications

Godfired Donkor, People of Utopia, 2011

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