Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 Addoley Dzegede
Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American artist whose work investigates notions of belonging, location, and hybrid identities. Through a variety of media, she explores the metaphoric potential of materials, textile traditions, and the ways color and pattern are used to assign belonging. Dzegede received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has most recently been an artist-in-residence at Thread, a project of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Senegal and The University of Kansas. Her recent group exhibitions and screenings include Overview is a Place, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York (2018); Surface Forms, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia (2017); and The Labs @ Chale Wote, W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre, Accra, Ghana (2017). Solo exhibitions include Fare Well, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St Louis (2016), and Ballast, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2018). Dzegede is a winner of the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial award.
“My work touches on the infinite historical connections and entanglements lurking behind the decorative artifacts that have shaped our contemporary world. Projects are often based on the materials and conditions specific to the location where the work is made, whether at home or abroad.”
Veiled Prophet/Profit, 2018, batik and screen printed dye on cotton, 70 x 80 inches
Loving/Killing (Divided City), 2018, batik and screen printed dye on cotton, 77 x 66 inches
Current(cy), 2018, mixed media (see additional details), dimensions vary, shown in approx. 33 x 11 foot area
Obama Oloba, 2017, batik (indigo on cotton sateen), 64 x 70 inches
Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.