Senam Okudzeto is a transnational artist, writer and scholar. (Ghana/UK/USA) Born in Chicago USA, she spent her childhood living in Ghana, Nigeria, The UK and USA. 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, London, her master’s from the Royal College of Art, London and continued Post Graduate study at the Whitney Museum’s Independent study programme in New York. In 2003/4 Okudzeto was awarded a research fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. Recent projects Include a solo show at Kunstraum Lakeside Klagenfurt, Austria (2009), a solo project at PS1 MOMA – ‘Portes- Oranges’ (2007) The Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal (2006) where she represented the USA and Diaspora with her work Capitalism and Schizophrenia’. Her installation ‘The dialectic of jubilation’ was shown in Africa Remix at the Centre Pompidou (2005) and the Work ‘Long distance lover was exhibited at Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001) Okudzeto has taught in schools and universities in Europe, The USA and West Africa. She
has has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the artist’s residency at the Studio Msueum in Harlem, 2000-01, a Pollock Krasner award in 2002, and the Stiftung Laurenz Hais Residency in Basel, 2002. Okudzeto is widely published and currently serves on the editorial board of the academic publication, Art Journal. She is also a member of the artists’ collective Tropical Goth (with Adam Lehner and Ania Soliman). Okudzeto is the founder of “Art In Social Structures,” an international NGO that provides education initiatives and social development projects in Ghana through funding provided by artists. Her work is featured in several public institutions, including the Amistaad Center in New
Orleans, Schaulager, Basel, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Okudzeto is currently a doctoral candidate in cultural studies at the London Consortium, Birbeck College, London University.