Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985, Accra, Ghana) is an artist living and working in Accra, Ghana. Working primarily in sculpture, photography, installation, and performance, Clottey has received international acclaim and recognition for his radically unique revisioning of scrap materials. Often working with readily-available discarded plastics found near his home of Accra, Ghana, Clottey shapes, cuts, weaves, and binds refuse into vibrant and vital reimagined art objects. Tactile and formally beautiful, Clottey’s sculptures, installations, garments and masks point to the unabiding human need to create.
Clottey received an Honorary Doctorate of Art from the University of Brighton in 2019. Clottey’s work has recently been presented in solo exhibitions at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles; Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco; Gallery 1957, Accra; Gnyp, Berlin; Lorenzelli Arte, Milan; Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Foundation, Oslo. His works have been included in recent group exhibitions at Desert X, Palm Desert; Christie’s Beverly Hills, Los Angeles; The Moody Center, Rice University, Houston; Iziko South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town; UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles.