All CAMH Members are invited to an exclusive preview of Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks. Join CAMH Members and friends for a private first look at the exhibition before the public opening reception at 7PM.
About the Artist
Boafo was born in 1984 and raised in Osu, Accra in Ghana. He studied at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Accra in 2007, before attending the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria. Boafo was awarded the jury prize, Walter Koschatzky Art Prize in 2017 and the STRABAG Art award International in 2019 both in Vienna, Austria. In 2019, he participated in a residency with the new Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida and in 2020 collaborated with Dior for their Spring/Summer 2021 Men Collection. His work is widely collected by private and public collectors and institutions, most recently by Leopold Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rubell Museum, Marieluise Hessel Collection, the Aishti Foundation, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Hessel Museum of Art, The Pizzuti Collection of Columbus Museum of Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
Boafo is represented by Roberts Projects, Los Angeles and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Chicago.
Image caption: Amoako Boafo, Seye, 2019. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy Hernandahn Family Collection, Jacinto J. Hernandez and Chat Callahan, and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles. Photo: Robert Wedemyer.
Major support for Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks is provided by Daniel Xu and Flora Huang, with additional support from Louise Jamail, Glenn and Debbie August, Jeffrey Childers and Onay Gutierrez, Scott and Judy Nyquist, Anita and Gerald Smith, and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Chicago and Paris, and Daniel and Rosy Levy.
Special thanks to Denby Auble and Kerry Inman; Marley Lott; Penelope and Lester Marks; Roberts Projects, Los Angeles; and all lenders to the exhibition.