Prof. Edwin Kwesi Bodjawah


Research Areas/Interests

Contemporary Art, Art History and Art Education...~more

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Professional/Teaching Experience



    • I have had a successful teaching career of 19 years.
    • Coordinator KNUST Museum: I have developed proposals which when implemented would give KNUST Museum the global leverage in the sub region among University and Public Museums. With little infrastructure and resources, I have curated significant exhibitions and through collaborations organized art talks and seminars with international institutions and professionals for research and education of students, faculty and the public.
    • Artist/Resource Person: Dewerger, Gruter, Brown and Partners- Architects and Project Consultants.
    • Contemporary Art Administrator/Co-founder: BlaxTARLINES- Project Space for Contemporary Art. An incubator space for promoting art through organizing exhibitions, developing linkages and collaborations with reputable Art Institutions, Artists, Art Galleries, Museums, Connoisseurs, Collectors, Art Historians, Critics, Writers and Curators for the development of art in KNUST, Ghana as well as the local and Global Art communities.
    • Archive of my Exhibitions: Smithsonian Institution Archives. Edwin Kwesi Bodjawah, 1970. Art and Artist Files at the Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African. Art.(


    • Patron/Advisor: I support Contemporary Art in diverse forms. In recent times, I have been an advisor to the Prince Klaus Fund, Amsterdam, in 2020 which led to the award of the most prestigious award to Ibrahim Mahama, the most significant Artist on the African continent under 40 years of age. Together with other colleagues we negotiated and collaborated with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board to organize end of year shows- The Gown must go to Town in Accra, in June/July, 2015, Cornfields in Accra, in June/July, 2016, of Blood, Soil and More… Silence Speaks in Cape- Coast, May, 2017 and in Orderly Disorderly exhibition in  2017 and still collaborate to organize other shows till date. I have also been resourceful in engaging private and public resources to support these exhibitions in the department and Faculty. Moreover, I monitor and mentor graduate artists’ progress after school by following their practice, introducing them to mainstream art institutions and art market; and involving them in various art projects after school. These give our graduates the opportunity to compete effectively globally with their peers in their artistic


    • I have among others, partnered other colleagues to engage local and international institutions such as Foundation for Contemporary Art in Accra, Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art, Tamale, Red Clay Studios, Tamale Museums and Monuments Board. Others are Tate London and Liverpool, Harn Museum, Florida, White Cube Gallery, London, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, First Floor Gallery, Harare and the Bamako Biennale in Mali, Kolding University, Denmark, Ramapo College and Rutgers University in New Jersey and Städelschule, Frankfurt, for the development of Fine art in the Department through regular exchange programmes, juried and critic sessions, residencies, art talks, presentations, workshops by professionals, students, and curated exhibitions.

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