Prof. Dr. Daniel Kojo

Einladende Institution: Dr. Ulf Vierke
Aufenthalt: 01. Juni 2010 - 31. August 2010
Heimatuni: Hampshire College Amherst-USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
Schwerpunkt regional: Associate Professor of Art
Informationen zur Person: Daniel Kojo is currently associate professor of art at Hampshire College, USA. He studied in Germany and Spain and received an M.F.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany. His paintings and installations have been presented internationally including the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo/Oaxaca-Mexico; Alliance Français/Kumasi-Ghana; Haus der Kunst/München and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, USA.

He has taught painting at the Kwame Nkrumah University/Kumasi-Ghana and the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. He has received grants and awards from the Cusanuswerk Foundation/Bonn-Germany, the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and from Amherst College-USA. Daniel Kojo creates works in series using motifs originating from various cultural contexts. Combined with purely gestural, non-representational elements, these motifs – fragments of figures, letters, words, texts – are used as ciphers of identity. As each series progresses, the artist repeats and transforms the motifs that have become his personal iconic archive. Among his major cycles are Afronauts and Brother Beethoven.

Guest lecture and research at Bayreuth:

        • Lecture: “Afronauts and the Liminal Space” (Afronauten-Malerei aus Zwischenräumen) Wed., 7 July 2010, 4 p.m. at IWALEWA-Haus


        • Exhibition “AfroSat” Thu., July 15th, 8 p.m. opening at IWALEWA-Haus