Atta Kwami
1956 – 2021
Accra (Ghana)

Atta Kwami is a painter, printmaker, independent art historian and curator. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Programme, Art and Museums in Africa (2012/2013). He trained and taught at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and the UK. He has work in major collections including the National Museums of Ghana and Kenya; the V&A Museum, London; the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; The Newark Museum, USA; The Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Michigan Museum of Art and The British Museum.

Selected Awards
Maria Lassnig Prize 2021 (Maria Lassnig Foundation / Serpentine Galleries UK)
Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund
Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam
Howard Kestenbaum/Vijay Paramsothy International Fellowship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, USA
Janet L. Stanley Travel Award: Fifteenth Triennial Symposium on African Art, University of California, Los Angeles.
Artist in Residence, University of Michigan, Graduate School of Art & Design
Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship, (UCLA); Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
1st Thoyer Distinguished Visiting Scholar, New York University, New York


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