Atta Kwami

Atta Kwami Atta Kwami


Senior Lecturer - College of Art (1993 - )

Fellow - London Institute (1992 - 1993)

Lecturer - Royal College of Art (1992 - 1993)

Head - Dept. of Fine Arts, School of Arts and Science (1981 - 1985)


Art Exhibition

Kumase Blue [Group exhibition, Beardsmore Gallery, 2001]

Kunsthall Exhibition [Solo exhibition, Kunsthalle, 2001]

A Slice of Contemporary African Art [Group exhibition, Galleri B:FORS, 2000]

Small Small [Solo exhibition, L'Alliance Française de Kumasi, 2000]

Triangle Workshop 2000 [Group exhibition, World Trade Centre, 2000]

A Step in Africa [Group exhibition, Natioanal Museum, 1999]

South Meets West [Group exhibition, National Museum, Accra and Kunsthalle, Bern, 1999]

Geometric Organic [Solo exhibition, National Museum, 1998]

Alternating Currents [Group exhibition, Electric Workshop, 1997] 

As part of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale

Fordsburg Artists Studios Exhibition [Solo exhibition, Fordsburg Artists Studios, 1997]

School of Oriental and African Studies Exhibition [Solo exhibition, SOAS, 1996]

Point of View Gallery Exhibition [Solo exhibition, National Museum of African Art, 1994]


Atta Kwami is a painter, printmaker, independent art historian and curator. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Programme, Art and Museums in Africa (2012/2013). He completed his Ph.D. in Art History at The Open University in 2007. As a Senior Lecturer, he taught painting and printmaking from 1986 to 2006 at the College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi. A number of his paintings hang in major public collections including the National Museums of Ghana and Kenya, the V&A Museum, London, the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Newark Museum, USA, The Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan Museum of Art and The British Museum.

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