Senam Okudzeto (Switzerland / Ghana / UK / USA) Founder AISS, President Board of Directors

Senam Okudzeto is a transnational artist, writer and scholar, ( Ghana/UK/USA). Having spent her childhood living in Ghana, Nigeria and the UK, she now divides the year between projects in Basel, London, New York and Accra.

She received her BA from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, her Master's from the Royal College of Art, and continued post-graduate study at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, In 2003/2004 she was awarded a research fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. Recent projects include a solo show at PS1 MoMA -'Portes-Oranges' (2007), the Dak'Art Bienalle in Senegal (2006), 'Africa Remix' at the Centre Pompidou (2005) and "Freestyle" at the Studio Museum in Harlem( 2001).

Okudzeto has taught in schools andUniversities in Europe, the USA and West Africa and has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the artist's residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem 2000/2001, a Pollock Krasner award in 2002, and the Stiftung Laurenz Haus residency 2002 in Basel. Okudzeto presently serves on the editorial board of Art Journal, is a member of the artists' collective Tropical Goth and the founder of Art in Social Structures, an international NGO whichprovides educational initiatives and social development projects in Ghana through funding provided by artists.


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