Donkor, Godfried
Born 1964 in Kumasi, Ghana
Lives and works in Accra, Ghana
Godfried Donkor is a British-Ghanaian mixed-media artist interested in the socio-historical relationships of Africa and Europe. Donkor left Ghana at the age of eight, growing up between Spain and England before completing a BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London and an MA in African Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Donkor’s work is included in international collections such as: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington D.C; Studio Museum, Harlem; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; National Collection of Senegal; University of Helsinki; and National Gallery of Botswana. Selected group and solo exhibitions include: David Adjaye: Making Memory, Design Museum, London (2019) and The First Day of the Yam Custom: 1817, Gallery 1957, Accra (2017). Godfried Donkor will be participating on 1-54 Forum in the talk 'A History of Echoes' on Friday, 15 October. Register Here. Explore the full 1-54 Forum programme here.
Godfried Donkor, Red Madonna on Vogue, 2010, Oil and collage on paper, 82.5 x 62 cm. Courtesy of Gallery 1957. |Godfried Donkor, 'Around the world in 80 days, No. VIII', 2006, Collage, mixed media on wood, 62 x 45 cm, Courtesy ARTCO Gallery|Godfried Donkor, Ebony Lagos Edition, 2015, Collage on Paper, 70 x 100 cm. Courtesy Gallery 1957 |Godfried Donkor, Warsaw Air, 2017, Ink and collage on paper, 70 x 120 cm. Courtesy Gallery 1957 |Godfried Donkor, St Jack Broughton vs St George Stevenson, 2019, Courtesy of Gallery 1957