Contemporary African Art Exhibition Series


Belongs to me
Even my Body...
I Am..."

Owusu-Ankomah 2006 

Owusu-Ankomah was born in Secondi, Ghana in 1956. He Studied under F.H. Savage at the College of Art (Ghanatta) in Accra, Ghana from 1971 to 1974. From 1979 through 1985, he traveled throughout Europe and came into contact with European artists. His work has been widely exhibited in, among other places, the UK, the US, France, Belgium, Senegal, Japan, South Africa and Germany. In 2006, Owusu-Ankomah was invited to participate in the World Cup FIFA Art Edition Project. He also collaborated with designer Giorgio Armani to develop a line of clothing for the Red Campaign, raising funds to help fight AIDS in Africa. He lives and works in Bremen, Germany.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

YMCA-Hall, Accra, Ghana   1986

Villa Ichon, Bremen, Germany
Galerie Roche, Bremen, Germany   1988

Galerie la trastienda del arte, Madrid, Spain

Savannah Gallery, London, GB
Hochschule St. Gallen, Switzerland
Galerie Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland   1998
Skoto Gallery, New York, USA
Artificio, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Galerie Walu, ZĂĽrich, Switzerland   2004
Heroes, Sages and Saints, Ghana National Museum, Accra   2004
FUTURE TRACK, ARTCO Galerie, Herzogenrath, Germany   2006
FUTURE TRACK, Skoto Gallery, New York, USA
BODY & SOUL, Nomad Gallery, Brussels, Belgium   2008



Group Show of Ghanian Painters, Oakland, USA   1981
Artists for Human Rights, Ăśberseemuseum, Bremen, Germany   1985
Bremer Förderpreis-Ausstellung fĂĽr Bildende Kunst, Weserburg Bremen, Germany   1988
The Right To Hope, Johannesburg, South-Africa   1995
Absolute Ghana, Accra Contemporary Art ACA, Accra, Ghana   1995
African Art of our Time, Tokyo, Japan   1996
Biennale Dakar, Senegal   1997
Africana, Sala 1, Rome, Italy   1997
Biennale Havanna, Cuba   1998
Polarisation, Dokoupil/Dahn/Owusu-Ankomah, Galerie Jörg Heitsch, Munich, Germany   1999
Aids Worlds, Les Mondes du Sida, Geneva, Zug, Bellinzona, ZĂĽrich, Switzerland   2000
Five Continents One City, International Salon of Painting, Museum of Mexico City
Transavantgardia, October Gallery, London, GB   2003
Kunstkoffer, Dialog der Kulturen, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany   2003
Transafricana, Bologna, Italy   2003
Ghana Yesterday and Today, MusĂ©e Dapper, Paris, France   2005
Espacios Mesticos II, International Contemporary Art Meeting, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain   2005
Journeys and Destinations, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA   2005
Africa Remix, Hayward Galley, London, GB   2006
Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan   2006
Africa Remix, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Biennale Dakar, Senegal
LEND ME YOUR EAR, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany   2006
RELATIVE DISTANCE, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South-Africa   2007
AFRICA SELECT, ARTCO Gallery, Herzogenrath, Germany   2007
FROM COURAGE TO FREEDOM, October Gallery, London   2007
AFRICA REMIX, Johannesburg, South Africa   2007
THE WORLD BANK COLLECTION, World Bank, Washington DC, USA   2007
The Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA   2007
IN AND OUT OF AFRICA, Museum Haus der Völker, Schwaz, Austria
Group Show, Skoto Gallery, New York   2007
ANGAZA AFRICA, October Gallery, London   2008
PLEASE CAST AN EYE, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany   2008
AUF AUGENHĂ–HE, Städtische Galerie Viersen, Germany   2008
INPUT, Museu National, Luanda, Angola   2008
MULTIPLE ART, ARTCO Gallery, Herzogenrath, Germany   2009
AUS LEIDENSCHAFT, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany   2009
Unbounded: New Art Of The New Century (Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA)   2009
Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa (ARTCO Gallery, October Gallery)   2009
Is There a Contemporary African Art? (INFLUXCONTEMPORARY, Lisbon, Portugal)   2010
Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa (ARTCO Gallery)   2010