Bio:

Amoako Boafo is a painter and artist, born in Accra/Ghana, based in Vienna/Austria.
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Figurative Painting Class under Prof. Kirsi Mikkola and Contextual Painting Class
under Prof. Ashley Hans Scheirl). Interested in investigating the relation of the personal and the structural by centering Black subjectivity and care. Works with oils, acrylics, and pastels on canvas and paper. Awarded with the jury prize, Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis in 2017. Collected by private and public collectors, most recently Kehinde Wiley and The Albertina Museum Vienna.


Artist Education:

Studying for MA in Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Diploma 2007 Ghanatta College of Art and Design Accra, Ghana.


Solo Exhibitions:

2018 RE MASCULINITY BRASIL HOUSE, ACCRA, GHANA
2017ILLUMINATED, HOUSE OF BANDITS, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2017 PILLOW TALKS, CASINO-BAUMGARTEN, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2017 DETOXING MASCULINITY, WE DEY xSPACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2017 NIGHT SCHOOL, VOLKSKUNDE MUSEUM, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2016 STEP INTO THE DARKNESS, KUNSTHALLE VIENNA,AUSTRIA


Group exhibitions:

2018 ARCHIPELAGO, WIENER FESTWOCHEN, HAUPTBÜCHEREI, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2018 XPOSIT 18/1, AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2018 RUNDGANG `YOUR PRESSURE IS MY PLEASURE`, AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2017 11TH YOUNG ART AUCTION, NOVOMATIC FORUM, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2017 ART THE HAGUE: IN TRANSITION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
2017 RETHINKING AFROPOLITAN: THE ETHNICS OF BLACK ATLANTIC MASCULINITIES, THE COLLEGE OF HOLY CROSS, WORCESTER, MA, USA
2017 WALTER KOSCHTZKY KUNSTPREISE, HOFSTALLUNGEN MUMOK, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2017 DECOLONIAL BORDERLANDS, AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2016 ANTI COLONIAL FANTASIES, FRIDAY EXIT, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2016 WE DEY SHOW, WUK PROJEKT RAUM, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2015 FAMILIARITIES- UNEXPECTED QUEERINGS, VBKÖ, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2014 GROUP EXHIBITION, NATIONAL MUSEUM GHANA
2013 GROUP EXHIBITION, STILWERK, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2013 GROUP EXHIBITION, CHALE WOTE FESTIVAL, ACCRA, GHANA
2012 GROUP EXHIBITION, NOVOTEL, ACCRA, GHANA


Publications:

2017 Strabag Art award International, Editor, Herausgeber Strabag Kunsforum
2017 Walter Koschatzky Kunst-Preis
Autumn 2017: Anticolonial Fantasies-Decolonial Strategies, editors Sophie Utikal, Sunanda Mesquita, Imayna Caceres. Zaglossus publication
Spring 2018: Ghanaian Contemporary Art Magazine. Editor Ben Bosah


Awards and Grants:

2017 Walter Koschatzky Kunst-Preis
2014 KültürGemma!, Arbeitsstipendium der Stadt Wien
2008 Best Portrait Painter of the Year, Ghanatta College of Art and Design
2007 Best Abstract Painter of the Year, Ghanatta College of Art and Design


Private/Public Collection:

Rotary Club Albertina, Vienna
Timo Miettinen, Helsinki
Michael Glaser, Vienna
Dora Denerak, Vienna
Edith Varga, Budapest
Justine Mendy, Paris
Kehinde Wiley













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