Prof. Edwin Kwesi Bodjawah


Research Areas/Interests

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

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    1. k?rî’k?chä seid’ou, George Ampratwum (Buma), Kwaku Boafo Kissiedu (Castro), Edwin Bodjawah, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Robin Riskin, Patrick Nii Okantah Ankrah, Mavis Tetteh-Ocloo, Selom Kudjie, Adjo Kisser, Kezia Owusu-Ankomah, Frank Gyabeng, Michael Adashie, Kelvin Haizel(2021) Exposing Something to Someone While Exposing Someone to Something: blaxTARLINES Exhibition Cultures There-Then-And-Hereafter. African Arts, Vol. 54, Issue 2
    2. Edwin Bodjawah, Kwaku Boafo Kissiedu (Castro), George Ampratwum (Buma),Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Dorothy Amenuke, Michael Adashie, Ibrahim Mahama, Adjo Kisser, Billie McTernan, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Kezia Owusu-Ankomah, Selom Kudjie, Robin Riskin, Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson (2021) Transforming Art from Commodity to Gift: k?rî’k?chä seid’ou’s Silent Revolution in the Kumasi College of Art, African Arts, Vol, 54, Issue 2
    3. Samuel Nortey, Edwin Kwesi Bodjawah and Kwabena Afriyie-Poku. (2021). The Intellectual Legacy of the Gold Coast Hand and Eye Curriculum and Art Education in Ghana. International Journal of Education and the Arts. Vol. 22 No. 6. -
    4. Samuel Nortey, Edwin K. Bodjawah and Kwaku Boafo Kissiedu (2019) Traditional frican Art Technologies and Contemporary Art Practice. Studies in Visual Arts and Communication - an international journal Vol 6, No 2 (2019) on-line ISSN 2393-1221
    5. Bodjawah, E. K., S. Nortey & Kissiedu, K.B. (2019). Modernism and reforms in contemporary Ghanaian art education. International Journal of Education through Art Vol. 15. No. 2, pp. 133-147. doi: 10.1386/eta.15.2.133_1.
    6. Bodjawah, K., seid’ou, K., Kofigah, F. E., & Sosu, S.A. (2018). Beyond the Masquerade: Simulation and Reproduction of African Mask Forms. International Journal of Art and Art History. Vol. 6 No. 1, pp.1-12.
    7. Kquofi, S., Assibey-Bonsu, G. & Bodjawah, E.K. (2018). The Socio-Cultural and Economic Relevance of Graphic Art Hand-Printing Technique in Adinkra Cloth Production at Ntonso in Ghana. ADRRI Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Ghana: Vol. 15, No.9 (3), 35-59.http//
    8. Nortey, S. &Bodjawah, E. K. (2018). Designers’ and Indigenous Potters’ collaboration towards innovation in Pottery Production’, Journal of Design Research, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.64-81. 
    9. Bodjawah, K., Seid’ou, K., Sosu, S. A., & Ayim, B. (2018). Materializing the Image, Imaging the Material: African Facemasks in Second Life. Journal of Arts & Humanities. Volume 07,Issue 04.               Pp.22-31.
    10. Bodjawah, K., Kofigah, F.E.,& Ampratwum, G.(2018). Un-alienated Aromatic: Cornfields in Accra. European Journal of Research and Reflections in Arts and Humanities. Vol.6 No.1. Pp. 31-43.
    11. Nortey,S. Bodjawah, E. K & Ampratwum, G. (2018). The Youth and Contemporary Art in Ghana. Asian Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. Vol. 7 No. 1 Pp. 1-13.
    12. Nortey, ,   Bodjawah,   E. K.,   (2014).   Submission   of   Art-Based   Assignments: Students’ Experience. Journal of Science and Technology. Volume 34, No.3, Pp. 88-99
    13. Nortey,S., Okai F.E.,& Bodjawah, E.K. (2013). Breaking Monotony: A Reflective Study of Teaching Students Decorative Pot Making. HTAJ- Teaching Artist Journal, Volume 11 (2), Pp 69-80. 
    14. Nortey, S., Siaw, A. O., & Bodjawah, E.K. (2013). Teaching and learning of Visual Arts in Senior High Schools in Rural and Urban Settings in Ghana. International Journal of Technology and Management Research. Volume 1. No. 2, Pp 67-75 
    15. Nortey, S., Opoku-Amankwa, K., &Bodjawah, E.K. (2013). Factors Influencing Low Ceramic Decision Within the Industrial Art Degree Programme. International Journal of Education Through Art. Volume 9, No. 2, Pp 205-218. 
    16. Bodjawah, E.K.Adashie, M., Mensah, T. (2012). Dialectical Dialogues of Postmodern Sculpture (Focus on Fante Proverbial Concepts). CASS Journal of Art and Humanities, Volume 1. No. 2, Pp 99-109. 
    17. Adashie, M., Bodjawah, E.K., Nortey, S. (2011). Conversion of Invasive Grasses into Hand Made Paper for Artistic Creations. Historical Research Letter. Volume 1 Pp 1-11. 
    18. Kwasi Amoako-Hene, Samuel Nortey and Edwin Bodjawah (2022). Museums in Ghana: Visitor Education, Experiences and Satisfaction. International Journal of Creative and Arts Studies,Vol .9 2, P. 117-131.RECENT EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
    19. Samuel Nortey & Edwin K, Bodjawah (2022). Ghanaian Clay Practices: A Rethinking. JADECS (Journal of Art, Design, Art Education & Culture Studies) Volume 7 1 P.18-29 e-ISSN : 2548- 6543.



    1. Theme: Spectacles Speculations

    Date:     8th February — 10th March, 2018

    Venue: Ablade-Glover Hall (blaxTARLINES’ project space), KNUST, Kumasi.

          2.Theme: Orderly Disorderly

    Date:     30th June – 1st September 2017

    Venue: Museum of Science and Technology, Accra.

          3.Theme: of Blood, Soil and more… SILENCE SPEAKS

    Date:      28th April, 2017 – 26th May, 2017

    Venue: Cape Coast Castle

          4.Theme: Cornfields in ...

    Date:     17th June -13th August, 2016

    Venue: Museum of Science and Technology, Accra.


          5.Theme: If you Love Me...

    Date:     15th - April-5th May, 2016

    Venue: Locomotive shed, Ghana Railway Company, Kumasi

         6. Theme:   The Gown must go to Town: Of Art and Philosophical Consciencism

    Date:    June 19th -July 17th 2015

    Venue: Museum of Science and Technology, Accra.

        7.Theme: Silence between the lines: Anagrams of Emancipated Futures

    Date:    February 19th -23rd, 2015

    Venue: Kumasi


        8.Theme: 11th World Cultural Art Symposium

    Date:    25th September - 20thOctober, 2013

    Venue: Mosan Art Museum, Boryeong, South Korea



    • 2019- 12th Edition of Bamako Encounters. Streams of Consciousness. Panel Presentation: 21st Century Emancipatory Pedagogy in Africa, Bamako, 
    • 28th International  Sculpture  Conference:  Defining  Moments  in  the  Face  of  Change, 25th - 28th October, 2018. Philadelphia, U.S.A. Panel Presentation: “blaxTARLINES: Traversing a Space Within and Without Art”.
    •  PROSPA Publishing workshop hosted by the Arts of Africa and the Global South research programme towards a themed issue of African Arts Journal, Fine Art Department Rhodes University, South Africa, 19 to 24 November, 2018, Makhanda South
    •  Arts Council of African Studies Association (ACASA) 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art – August 8 – 13, 2017
    • Session 13.4 Creative Coalescing: Arts of KNUST and Ghana's Art Revolution. 
    • CASS 1st International Conference on Oil and Gas Industry: Social Dimensions, 28th – 31st August 2013. Kumasi,
    •       Nortey, S. & Bodjawah, E.K. (2013) “The Emerging Oil and  Gas Industry in Ghana:    Written and Oral Communications alone cannot help” CASS Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1 No. 1, ISSN 2343-6875, pp. 32 – 45.
    • Design, Development and Research Conference, July 18th – 20th Kumasi, Ghana. Nortey, S., Bodjawah, E. K & Osei, S. (2013). “Public Impression of Artworks: A Case study of KNUST”. 3rd Conference Proceedings of Design, Development and Research, Vol. 3, ISBN 978-9988-1-8513-8, pp. 442-460 
    • Anya Fulu Ugo, Interdisciplinary African Arts Conference in honour of El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu. Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka,    Nigeria.
    • 24th -27th June, 2015. Panel presentation- Contesting       Modernism; Insurgence at the Fine Art Department of KNUST, Ghana. Before, Between and Beyond two Cold streams; Making Artists in the Kumasi Art College.


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