Feb - August 2019
A returning residency, following his initial time with Gallery 1957 in 2017, Donkor is taking part in a seven month residency to finalise over 20 years of research by the arist into the history of pugilism. The result will be a solo exhibition at Gallery 1957, working title: Battle Royale: Last Man Standing – Part I, running from 24 August – 5 October 2019.
November 2017 – March 2018
Gallery 1957 hosts Florine Demosthene on a five month residency in Ghana. The resulting body of work created during the residency is the subject of a solo exhibition, The Stories I tell Myself (6 March – 6 May). Opening on Ghana’s Independence Day – the exhibition marks the artist’s first in Ghana, and celebrates Gallery 1957’s second anniversary.
May – August 2017
Gallery 1957 hosts Godfried Donkor on a four month residency in Ghana to reimagine an illustration by the 19th century English explorer Thomas Bowdich. The resulting body of work created during the residency is the subject of a major solo exhibition, The First Day of the Yam Custom: 1817 curated by Koyo Kouoh (22 August – 30 October).