Serge Attukwei Clottey


Serge Attukwei Clottey, My Mother’s Wardrobe, 2015


Serge Attukwei Clottey is known for his work that examines the powerful agency of everyday objects. Working across, installation, performance, photography and sculpture, Clottey explores narratives of personal, family and collective histories often relating to trade and migration. Based in Accra and working internationally, Clottey the creator of Afrogallonism, an artistic concept that comments on consumption within modern Africa through the utilisation of yellow gallon containers. Through cutting, drilling, stitching and melting found materials, Clottey’s sculptural installations are bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into questions of form and history. As the founder of Ghana’s GoLokal performance collective, Clottey sees art as a way to transform society. With aspects of activism prevalent in his practice, his works challenge convention and advocate the importance of creativity.


Born: 1985 Accra, Ghana



  • My Mother's Wardrobe, Gallery 1957, Accra
  • Hand to Mouth, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco
  • Gallery 1957 at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
  • Practical Common Sense, Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Jamestown, Accra
  • Earthly Coversations, GNYP Gallery, Berlin


  • We Don’t Contemporary, Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany
  • What is Matter, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Silence Of An Ordinary Things, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, California


  • Color Unfinished, 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille
  • Migration Messages, Collective Realities of African Migration, WUK, Vienna
  • Global Art Local View, European Monument Day, Mohr Villa, Munich
  • MULTIPOINT International art Symposium, Nitra
  • The Auction Room — African Contemporary Photography, Ozwald Boateng, London
  • Masked Unmasked, 11th Dakart, Dakar
  • Du Bois In Our Time II ‘Colour Unfinished’, University of Amherst, Massachusetts and Nubuke Foundation


  • Muses, Goethe Institute, Accra
  • Art Speaks, Residency at Wuk, Vienna
  • Du Bois in our Time I ‘Colour Unfinished’, University of Amherst, Massachusetts and Nubuke Foundation
  • Insidethemoskitonet, Alliance Française, Accra
  • We Are Africa, Nubuke Foundation, Accra


  • whose puppet are you?, performance, Accra
  • Time, Trade & Travel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam and Nubuke Foundation, Accra
  • The Beautiful ones are not yet born, Goethe Institut, Accra
  • Alternative Independence Day Celebration, Freedom Tour, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana
  • Inside The Mosquito Net, Brazil House Jamestown, Accra


  • Cultures in Confluence, Alliance Française & Goethe Institut, Accra
  • Trash to Treasure, chale wote street art festival, Accra


  • Climate Change, Caspar House, Accra
  • Portrait of Ghana, The Drum Ace Café, Birmingham, UK
  • My Life, Charity Photo Show, W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre, Accra and Haverford College, Pennsylvania


  • Africa Show, African Contemporary Art, Naples


  • Global Warming, Featured Project, British Council, Accra
  • Portrait of Accra, Junior Art Club sponsorship, Bristol


  • Untying the Human Spirit, CAN 2008, Geothe Institute, Accra


  • Different Strokes, The Loom African Gallery, Accra



Serge Attukwei Clottey, My Mother’s Wardrobe
Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

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