Bio

Kwame Aidoo (b. 1986) is a writer and artist from Ghana with a background of BSc biochemistry and biotechnology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Kumasi and MOOC Managing the Arts: Cultural Organizations in Transition from Goethe-Institut eV. His work explores West African oral folklore, polyrhythms and symbolism. He has performed and/or shown work at Manifesta 12 – Palermo (2018), Chale Wote – Accra (2014-2017), Prem Arts – Berlin(2017-2018), Nasjonalmuseet – Oslo(2016), FLUPP – Rio(2015), and more. He is the author of SciFi/Folklore booklet Ananse Makes Aurora and lives and works in Accra, Ghana.

 

Education

2017                Swahili, Swahili, Nat. Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris, France

2016                MOOC Managing the Arts: Cultural Organizations in Transition, Goethe-Institut eV, Germany

2005 – 2009  BSc Biochemsitry, Kwame Nkrumah Uni of Science & Tech-Kumasi, Ghana

2002 – 2004  Science – Biology, Presby Boys’ Senior High- Legon, Ghana

Appearances

June, 2018 – Migrant Resources, Art & Glob, Manifesta 12 Collateral Events, Palermo

June, 2018 – Storyboard: Abossey Okai, PremArts- Berlin Germany

May 2018 – Le Zorba w/ Lucked In, Paris France

April 2018 – Les Disquaires w/ Breakyabones, Paris – France

May 2018 – YOUth Movement, Accra Ghana

September 2017 – Distant Electricity, PremArts- Berlin Germany

August 2017 – Chale Wote festival, Ghana

January 2017 – The Write Experience, Ghana & Togo

November, 2016 – Paperbag with kids, Berlin Germany

November, 2016 – Slam Prague, Czech Republic

November, 2016 – Canon Scie, Paris France

November, 2016 – Slam Madrid, Spain

October, 2016 – Portugal Slam, Portugal

September, 2016 – Aurora Ekvatorialis & Ananse makes Aurora at Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, Norway

August, 2016 – Nkabom festival, Ghana

August, 2016 – Chale Wote festival, Ghana

April, 2016 – Bodies of Knowledge, Austria

January 2016 – The Write Experience, Ghana

December, 2015 – Grand Nuit d’un Slam, Burkina Faso

November, 2015 – Flupp Slam, Brazil

January 2015 – The Write Experience, Ghana

August, 2014 – Chale Wote festival, Ghana

May, 2014 – Jeu dit Jeudi Slam, Togo

Publications & Catalogues

2017/2018 Ghana Hub Articles for The Culture Trip & Musicinafrica.net Websites

2016 – Ananse makes Aurora, Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, Norway

2016 – Norsk Natur Catalogue, Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, Norway

2015 – Unlearning Interpretations, Ghana+ Norway

2014 – The Tale of Busy Body Bee – long-list Golden Baobab Children’s Literature Awards

 

Residencies

March 2018 – Rueil Malmaison

December 2017 – Operaen, Copenhagen