About Amoako

Amoako 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’s 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, 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, and Paris

 

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.

 

Collections:

CCS Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, US
City of Miami Beach Art Collection, Miami, FL, US
The Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
The Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, US
Longlati Foundation, Shanghai, China
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MI, US
The Aishti Foundation, Lebanon, Beirut
The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
The Blenheim Foundation, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
SolomonR.GuggenheimMuseum,NewYork,NewYorkRubell
Museum,Miami,Florida
Miettinen Collection, Helsinki, Finland
HesselMuseumofArtatBardCollege,Annandale-on-Hudson,NewYork

 

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