GIDEON APPAH. *Ghanaian Born: 1989

Gideon Appah has been working with mixed media and salvaged objects for the past couple of years. His work is greatly influenced by imagery and marks of temporary structures and informal signage of the socio-cultural/economic landscape of Accra’s urban spaces. A regular element in his works is numbers and signage which he derives from the lottery palimpsest boards found on lottery kiosks in suburbs of Ghana. Gideon expresses his ideas onto canvasses by a method of scratching through painted surfaces to reveal these marks whilst making additions of mixed media materials. He calls them Scrawl Paintings.

Education/ Prizes /Awards / Residencies / Interviews / Workshops

2016   Live workshop, Barclays L’atelier Residency, Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg, S.A
2016   Barclays L’atelier Residency, Bag Factory Artists Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015   Barclays L’atelier Art Competition, Johannesburg, South Africa – Merit Award winner
2015   Kuenyehia Art Prize, Accra Ghana – Top Ten Finalists
2014   Live workshop, Clay Objects, Past and Present Aesthetics, Nubuke Foundation, Ghana
2013   Young Generation Show, TV Africa, Accra, Ghana
2013   Be Bold Show, ETV Ghana, Accra, Ghana
*2008 – 2012: Student at College of Art. KNUST. Ghana.

Group Exhibitions

2016 Origins and Lineages, DF Contemporary Gallery, Capetown, South Africa
2016 ‘Kindle ‘, Gallery2, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016 Johannesburg Art Fair, Kuenyehia Art Prize, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016 Turbine Art Fair, Gallery2, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015 Da Vinci Gallery, Capetown, South Africa
2015 Barclays L’atelier Finalists Show, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014 Artists in Focus, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana
2012 End of year Show, KNUST Museum, Kumasi, Ghana

Solo Exhibitions

2013 ‘Sensation’, Goethe Institute, Accra – Ghana


Absa Museum. Johannesburg, South Africa.
Private Collections.

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