Dorothy Amenuke

Artists Professional Resume

Artist's Professional Resume




2013                     “Fabric As Spatial Metaphor” – KNUST MUSEUM, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2013

2010                     “Awe from Fibres”, French Ambassador’s Residence, Accra, Ghana, July 2010

2009                     “Fluid Flow through Woven Screens”, Alliance Française, Kumasi, Ghana. 28th June-13th July 2009.

2006                     “Variations on Devotion” –Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2006



2013                               Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam, has in their collection, “How Far How Near“of  “Time Trade And Travel”                


Selected Group Shows

2016                     Cornfields In Accra- Museum of Science and Technology, Accra. 17th June – 31st August

2016                     “Marks on the sheet” in the exhibition “if you love me”- Kumasi Locomotive Shed, 15th April- 5th May, Kumasi Ghana.

2015                     “Scroll Series” in the exhibition “the Gown must go to Town”…of Art and Philosophical Consciencism, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra. 19th June-31st July

2015                     “Scroll Series” in the exhibition ” Silence between the Lines”, New Ghanaian Contemporary Art, Kumasi, Ghana. 19th- 23rd February, 2015

2014-2015           “How Far How Near” in the exhibition How Far How Near”, The world in the Stedelijk, Amsterdam, 19th September 2014 -1st February 2015,

2014                     ENGAGE; colour, ritual, material. The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, October 16-November 22, 2014

2012-2013           “How Far How Near” in the exhibition “Time Trade And Travel”, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam, 25th August- 21st October.

                             “How Far How Near” in the exhibition “Time Trade And Travel”, Nubuke Foundation, Accra, 24th November 2012-10th February 2013

2010                     “Dreaming is a Map”, in the art exhibition “Migration-Identity”, Studio Kurtycz, Osu, Accra, December 2010.

2009                     “Sweet Pain Space”/The Seat of Life, Goethe-Institute, Accra, 10th-24th November, 2009.

2009                     “Inside Out”, Art Omi International Artists residency 2009, New York, 28th June- 21st July.

2009                     “Still 2 troubles One God”: some Contemporary Ghanaian Artists Comment on Modernization, University of Ghana, Legon, 28th July-28th September.

2009                     “Out of Your Mind: Dialogues on Mental Health”, Nubuke Foundation, East Legon, Ghana , February 2009.

2008                     “Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Textile Art in Kumasi, Ghana”, Perpich Center for Arts Education, St Paul, Minneapolis, March and April 2008.

2008                     “Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Textile Art in Kumasi, Ghana”, Metropolitan State University 24th January-24th February, 2005.        

2007                     “Spice”, 2nd International Women Artists Workshop, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya. 31ST MARCH, 2007.

2007                     “Edzi ko miele” Exhibition, SaNsa International Artists’ Workshop 2007, Kokrobitey, Ghana, 25th November 2007.

2006                     “Faces and Phases”,  Alliance Française in collaboration with the French Embassy in Ghana and Faculty of fine art, KNUST, Kumasi.

2006                     “Tale of Two Cities” – Organized by foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana.



2016      OFKOB 2016, Art Retreat/Residency Akuse, Ghana; Residency Organizer/ Director and participant,  19th -31st July 2016.

2015      OFKOB 2015, Art Retreat/Residency– Aburi, Ghana, Residency Organizer/ Director and participant.

2014      Hand-made paper making workshop, Exortica, Kumasi, 28th July to 4th September, 2014, Kumasi, Ghana.

2014      Links and SystemsOFKOB 2014, Art Retreat/Residency, Residency Organizer/ Director and participant– Ofoase Kokobeng, Ghana, 13th-26th July 2014

2013      Hand-made paper making workshop, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, 18th November to 23rd November Bolgatanga, Ghana.

2013      Residency Organizer/ Director and participant, OFKOB 2013, Artists and Art Retreat/Residency– Ofoase Kokobeng, Ghana, 4th-13th July, 2013

2012      Resources person and instructor, batik workshop, Women’s Studio workshop, 2012 Summer Art Institute, 16th -22nd July 2012

2012      Resident of the 2012 fifth session ( mix media Class), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, 29th July – 12th August 2012

2009      Workshop Director, International Women Artists Workshop, organized by “Art in Aktion” in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, Accra, From October 28-November 17

2009      Art Tent Artist/Facilitator, Western Sculpture Park Art Tent Program,   Public Art, St Paul,MN, 21st July, 2009   

2009      A resident of Art Omi International Artists residency 2009, New York,  28th June-21st July

2009      Sansa international Artists workshop 2009, Kumasi, Ghana, 2nd 16th June,

2008           Printmaking workshop, Arthaus Accra  Ghana , 21st-25th July, 2008

2008           Visiting Artist’s talk with Perpich Center for Arts Education, Minneapolis,11th-22nd April 

2008           Dwayer’s international visual arts workshop for women, Alexandria, Egypt.25th January-8th February 2008

2007           Apexart resident, New York, from 16th October to 14th November 2007

2007           Apexart resident/artist public talk/conversation, New York, 13th November 2007

2007      Visiting Artist (Dorothy Akpene Amenuke)’s art talk/discussion on her fibre art and the lives of contemporary Ghanaian women artist, Macalester College Art Department, 6th November,2007

2007      SaNsa International Artists’ Workshop 2007,Kokrobitey, Ghana 15th -25th November 2007.   

2007      2nd International Women Artists Workshop, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya. 19TH -31ST MARCH, 2007

2006           Glass Blowing Workshop, Chemistry Department, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana   2006

2006           “Glimpses and Patches”, seminar presentation, department of painting and sculpture, college of art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.  2006

2006           Seminar sections with Full Bright Scholar, Prof. Mary Hark, on cloth and fibre art and the trend of contemporary art. May-August 2006 

2005           “ Art Feeling” – A workshop organized by Alliance Francaise in collaboration with Commercial Artists and College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.2005

2003           Resource person for Workshop on Batik/tie dye for various American Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana. April 2001, March 2002, April 2003.


Professional Academic Experience:

Areas of Focus:

Sculpture, mix media, fibre art, installations, resists dyeing

Current Academic Employment:

Lecturer, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. (Under graduate and MFA programs)

2009-Present        Lecturer for carving, modellig, casting, drawing, fabric sculpture, fabric resist techniques, Research Methods and Seminar


Supervised undergraduate and graduate Projects/Theses:


  1. Unity in Diversity
  2. Bamboo Tiles: an alternative material for sculpture
  3. Effective management of KNUST sculpture space
  4. Exploration with found glass
  5. The concept of permanence through paper clay.
  6. Archi-sculpture: A viable contemporary art form in Ghana
  7. Commemoration in Ash.
  8. Concrete in shells: An exploration of strength in fragility
  9. The chamber of the woman

Graduate (MFA)

  1. Exploring immortality through natural fibre
  2. Optical Effects: The Other Phase of Net-Working
  3. Cubic Optical Paradox
  4. Taste and Desire: Disillusion in Migration

Past Academic Experience:

2007-2008           Temporary Lecturering in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, College of Art and Social Science, KNUST, Kumasi. (From December 2007-May2008)

1998-2004           Tutor/Instructor, Technology Secondary School, KNUST    Subject taught: Picture making, sculpture and General Knowledge in Art.

2004-2006           Resource person for Art Clubs in the basic school. (Ridge School, Kumasi)



2007-2012           Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sculpture, College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

2004-2006           Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture (MFA Sculpture) College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

1994-1996           Master of Art Degree in Art Education (MA Art Edu) KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

1993-1994           Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

1989-1993           B.A. Art, Second Class Honors degree (Upper Division) in sculpture. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana



Name:                                      Dorothy Akpene, Amenuke (Dr., Mrs.)

Date of Birth:                           April 27, 1968

Place of Birth:                           Adzokoe, Peki, Volta Region Ghana.

Nationality:                              Ghanaian

Marital Status:                          Married

Degrees Held:                          PhD Sculpture (KNUST); MFA sculpture (KNUST); M.A Art Education (KNUST);        PG Dip. Art Education; B.A (Art) honours, (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana.