Serge Attukwei Clottey is known for work that examines the powerful agency of everyday objects. Working across installation, performance, photography and sculpture, Clottey explores personal and political narratives rooted in histories of trade and migration. Based in Accra and working internationally, Clottey refers to his work as “Afrogallonism”, a concept that confronts the question of material culture through the utilisation of yellow gallon containers. Cutting, drilling, stitching and melting found materials, Clottey’s sculptural installations are bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into the languages of form and abstraction.
Clottey’s work opened the inaugural exhibition at Gallery 1957, Accra (2016); and has been shown at Kampnagel, Hamburg (2015); the 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille (2014); Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2014); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012); and the Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Accra (2011).