Working across installation, performance, photography and sculpture, Serge Attukwei Clottey mines the agency of everyday objects in order to explore narratives of personal, family, and collective histories often relating to trade and migration. This approach is exemplified in Afrogallonism, an artistic concept that comments on consumption within modern African through the use 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 notions of form and history. As the founder of Ghana’s GoLokal performance collective, he sees art as a way to transform society.
Clottey’s work held the inaugural exhibition at Gallery 1957 (2016), and has been shown at Kampnagel, Germany (2015); Amherst University, USA (2013); and Stedelijk Museum, the Netherlands (2012). His work has also been featured at the 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, France (2014); the 11th Dak’art, Senegal (2014); and the Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Ghana (2011).