Kofi Agorsor

Painter / musician / sculptor

Statement

To be an artist doesn't just mean painting, playing music, sculpturing or acting, but also preserving and developing one's spiritual cultural heritage.

 

Born

18th september 1970 — accra — Ghana

 

Education

1987 ankle college of art — accra — Ghana

 

Selected solo exhibitions

  • 1990 signature gallery, abuja-nigeria
  • 1996 gatobar, lome -togo
  • 1997 signature gallery, lagos — nigeria
  • 1998 many mouths to feed, alliance francais, accra — ghana
  • 2000 the agorsor: the painter — player — golden tulip — ghana
  • 2003 total fina elf niamey and ccfn, niamey — niger
  • 2004 fima niamey ccfn, niamey- niger
  • 2004 the biscuit factory, newcastle — uk
  • 2004 agorsor the painter player, golden tulip hotel, accra — ghana
  • 2005 italian cultural institute, ghana
  • 2005 agorsor — hotel berchtold, burgdorf — switzerland
  • 2008 my mother, novotel hotel, cotonou- benin
  • 2010 agorsor in lusaka, alliance francaise, zambia
  • 2011 «totobieto» (into the depths of lightness, darkness and the spaces in-between.) essay by bernard akoi-jacson. accra, ghana.
  • 2013 "eternal feeling", baginskaya gallery and studio, dubai, uae

Selected group exhibitions

  • 1990 inner expressions, golden tulip hotel, ghana
  • 1995 of mines and men ,national theatre , ghana
  • 1996 agorsor and tully, alliance frances, ghana
  • 1998 arte fiera, bologna — italy
  • 1998 galerie dauphin, singapore
  • 1999 art expo 98, los angeles — u.s.a.
  • 2003 bettendorff’sche galerie, heidelberg — germany
  • 2003 fresh art show, london- uk
  • 2004 black history month, alliance francais, ghana
  • 2004 contemporary classics, regus building, chipswick, london — uk
  • 2004 contemporary classics, business park, london — uk
  • 2005 contemporary colours ii, fitzroy square — london
  • 2006 wohn-art ingold, rohrbach —switzerland
  • 2006 diverse colour i, mayfair zizi gallery, shephard market, london — uk
  • 2006 slides of colours, oso arts center, barnes london — uk
  • 2006 diverse colours ii, fitzroy square, london — uk
  • 2007 first international original contemporary art exhibition and life auction, geneva — switzerland
  • 2007 concentration , novotel hotel, accra -ghana
  • 2007 concentration, golden tulip hotel, accra -ghana
  • 2007 anansi masters,tropen museum — holland
  • 2007 rhythms of life, oso arts center, barnes, london — uk
  • 2007-2008 travel to the african musuem, bergendal — netherlands
  • 2008 — 2009 africa/now: contemporary art from africa — norway
  • 2009 africa/now: contemporary art from africa, tampare museum — finland
  • 2009 africa/now: contemporary art from africa, copenhagen — denmark
  • 2009 art in the garden with fred spinnler (catalogue launch) switzerland embassy — ghana
  • 2009 world class contemporary paintings, the hayloft courtyards, 3 bond street, chipswick, london- uk
  • 2009 rendezvous exhibition and artists meet , nubuke foundation, ghana.
  • 2010 fifa fineart, south africa
  • 2010 world class contemporary paintings, the africa center, london — uk
  • 2010 pause the pulse: portrait of accra, acc galerie, weimar — germany
  • 2010 pause the pulse-the portrait of accra, acc galerie, weimar — germany
  • 2011 3+3. 3 artists from denmark, 3 artists from ghana, gallery gofs — denmark
  • 2011 «munyu» matters arising .essay by bernard akoi-jackson. accra ghana
  • 2012 across the volta to the niger. accra ghana
  • 2012 peace splash «the artist voice for the peace of mother ghana» . accra ghana
  • 2012 gallerie benedict «kunstreff sonnenfelsgasse » vienna — austria
  • 2013 ghana contemporary " kaleidoscope" accra — ghana
  • 2013 celebrating accra and twenty years of the artist alliance, accra — ghana

Bibliography

  • Spinnler, f. and adeyemi e., 1995 — 2005. zeitgenossische kunst —nigeria & ghana / contemporary art in nigeria & ghana, friedrich reinhardt verlag, switzerland. (pp. 256- 260.)
  • 1998 artisti contemporanei del ghana —pittura , scultura, ceramica(contemporary artists from ghana —painting, sculpture, ceramics), arte fiera pad.32b4, bologna ,italy .(exhibition catalogue,p.10)
  • Here and now- nigerian art meets ghanaian art, essays by oluwatosin onile-ere rotimi and wemega-kwawu, r., iroko art consultants ltd., nigeria, 2010 .(exhibition catalogue ,p2)
  • Africa /now : contemporary art from africa 2008 — 2009.tine thorup art, denmark. (exhibition catalogue, pp. 26-27).
  • Arthouse contemporary limited, modern and contemporary art, art lagos, nigeria, 2010. essays by jegede, b. and okeke-agulu, c. (auction catalogue, p.53)
  • Art house contemporary limited. modern and contemporary art, lagos, nigeria,2010. essays by chika okeke, a. and nicodemos, e. (auction catalogue, p. 9)
  • Modern «totobieto» (into the depths of lightness, darkness and the spaces in-between.) essay by bernard akoi-jacson. accra, ghana. 2011. (exhibition catalogue)
  • Arthouse contemporary ltd. modern and contemporary art.lagos, nigeria.2011.( auction catalogue,p26,,,,back cover lot# 28)
  • «Munyu» matters arising .essay by bernard akoi-jackson. accra ghana , 2011.(exhibition catalogue,p7)
  • Bonhams/africa now, london 2012.( auction catalogue,p88 ,,,,lot # 183)
  • Arthouse contemporary ltd. modern and contemporary art. lagos, nigeria, 2012. ( auction catalogue,p101)
  • Across the volta to the niger. accra ghana ,2012. (exhibition catalogue, p 6-9)
  • Peace splash «the artist voice for the peace of mother ghana» . accra ghana 2012. (exhibition catalogue, p 21)
  • Ghana contemporary " kaleidoscope" accra — ghana,2013 ( exhibition catalogue, p 41-47)
  • «Orakwue» let the whole world talk. lagos — nigeria 2013. (exhibition catalogue, p 14)
  • Arthouse contemporary ltd. modern and contemporary art. lagos, nigeria, 2013. ( auction catalogue, p42—44 )