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Thu, Jul 14


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Tour of Amoako Boafo Exhibition at CAHM

Join Wendy as she gives a guided tour of the amazing portraiture exhibition by Ghanaian artist, Amoako Boafo at CAMH. Boafo's style is unique and personal. $15/person - all ages welcome; Fee includes donation to museum. Must RSVP in advance to

Tour of Amoako Boafo Exhibition at CAHM
Tour of Amoako Boafo Exhibition at CAHM

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

About the event

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks is the debut museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo (b. 1984), one of the most influential artistic voices of his generation. Working primarily in portraiture, Boafo is known for his vibrant use of color and thick, improvisational gestures created by his finger painting technique. His work is actively centered on Black subjectivity, Black joy, the Black gaze, and radical care as a foundational framework for his artistic practice.

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

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