Prof. Karî’kachä Seid’ou

Associate Professor

Research Areas/Interests

Modern, Contemporary and Post-Contemporary Art, Curating, Art and Design History, Ghanaian and African Art, Black Radical Tradition, 20th and 21st Cen...~more

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karî'kachä seid’ou is an artist-intellectual, poet, mathematician and teacher. He is Ghana's key figure in non-proprietary art and the architect of the acclaimed "Emancipatory Art Teaching Project" that transformed the fine art curriculum of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST, at the turn of the century. In 2008, his doctoral dissertation of 2006 won the top award for unpublished thesis [the Silver Award of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences]. This was the first in KNUST history.

karî'kachä seid'ou has collaborated with and consulted for reputable artists, collectives, curators, contemporary art museums, art centres, academies and alternative spaces in Africa and elsewhere.  He is a co-founder of blaxTARLINES KUMASI, a contemporary hub, incubator, and open-source community which has birthed many art centers in Ghana. He heads blaxTARLINES teams of collaborators on its numerous exhibition, curatorial and writing projects. More recently, African Arts, a world-renowned quarterly journal has dedicated a Special Issue (Volume 54, Issue 2) to the achievements of blaxTARLINES KUMASI and the Emancipatory Art Teaching Projects. 

karî'kachä seid'ou continues to mentor a significant number of staff and students of the Faculty of Art and prefers to work silently, incognito and only within Africa.

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