In Memoriam

Atta Kwami (1956- 2021)

The Ghanaian artist and curator who created unique geometric paintings and prints passed away on 11 October 2021.

Atta Kwami in 2019. Courtesy of Serpentine Galleries.

Atta Kwami was a painter, printmaker, independent art historian and curator. He trained and taught at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and the UK.

Kwami’s work is part of 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.

Among many prizes, he was awarded the Maria Lassnig Prize in 2021.

Atta Kwami, Another Moment, 2019. Courtesy Serpentine Gallery.

 

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