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Statement
NANA DANKWA: ARTIST STATEMENT
Nana Dankwa was born in Kumasi, Ghana. In the early 80's he 
studied and followed private art lessons at the University of Science 
and Technology (Faculty of Fine Arts) by Dr. Kojdo Edusei in Kumasi, 
Ghana. An all round artist making oil paintings, acryl wall paintings, 
ceramic/wood sculptures, metal castings, theater, scripts & designing 
& directing performance with special effect. Both western education & 
African myths told by the great-grand-mother in his youth at the 
village has evolved in an impact already in him which adds feather 
research in the world of painting.
 
Freedom-sadness, Africa-the western, humanity survival, nature-
technology, and universal traditional worthiness stays of constant 
importance to him and reflect the themes he uses in his artwork. 
 
Nana Dankwa teaches art workshops in more than eight hundred 
educational institutions for the past years.
Nana Dankwa lives in Antwerp with his family, but travels regularly 
between Antwerp and The Netherland, European countries, West 
Africa and North American states (USA). 

 

C.V.
Naam: Nana Dankwa 
Nationaliteit: Belg
 
Mobile:  +32(0)497/94 42 94
Telefoon:+32 (0)3 272 07 37
E-mail:    dankwa-nana@pandora.be
Web: www.nanadankwaArt.com

 

Education:
 
1979-1983: School Certificaat, basis niveau 
           Ashanti Juaben Secondary School, 
1983-1985: Kumasi High school, Ghana
 
1981-1985: Private studies: College of Fine Art,University of Science                  
           Technology (KNUST),Kumasi,Ghana                                                                                            
           
1987-1988: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Mechelen, Belgium
1996-1997: Infomatica bouw.VDAB. B.O. Runkst. Belgïë (Architecture)
           Accounting: BEDRIJFSBEHER van ETNISCH ONDERNEMEN
           (BOM,NOA&ATEC)Stad Antwerpen.
           Local integration partnership action
2007:      Certificate”My City” Tour Guide of Antwerp by Averechts VZW 
 
Hobbies:   Marathon 42km195m, Mixed Media ART, Dance. 
Languages spoken: Twi-Akan/Ghana, English,Flamish/Vlaams,
Nederlands, German, French
 
Exhibitions/Solo & Group Artist

 

1996:   Cultureel Centrum A.Spinoy, Mechelen, Belgium
        Y.M.C.A Centrum, Antwerpen, België
        Centrum Wijngaard V.P.K.B., Antwerpen, Belgium
        African Trade Fair, Leuven, België
        Cultureel Centrum Badhuis Burchtgracht, Antwerpen
        Ghana Okyeman Union Inauguration, Brussel
        Cultureel Centrum De Bolder, Oostende, Belgium
 
1997:   Carel Cypers Humanisties Centrum, Antwerpen
        Galerie De Dimensie, Antwerpen
        City/Townhall Beveren-Waas, België
        Bussiness Center Noa, Antwerpen
        African Festival, De Conickplein, Antwerpen
        Muur schilderingen, De Coninckplein, Antwerpen

 

1998:   Art Gallery Enzo, Antwerpen
        48 meter lange muur schildering Permeke, Antwerpen
        Lustrum A(rt)ssenede '98, Assenede, Belgium
        Open Atelier Zuiderpershuis, Antwerpen
        Open atelier Brederodestraat, Antwerpen
        Ghana Asanteman Association Inauguration, Brussel
        African Festival, De Coninckplein, Antwerpen
        Praatcafe Apropoo, Antwerpen
        Schwarzes Schaf, Ottenbronn, Stuttgart, Germany
        5th International Art-Ceramic Kerathor '98, Torhout, Belgium
        Humanist Moral Centrum, Antwerpen
        International Visual Art, Benelux, Poperinge, Belgium
        Gallery Jules Boudry, Poeringe, België
        Blossom heart, Cultureel Centrum Berchem, Belgium
        Ghana Welfare Association, Antwerpen
        Fufu Installatie, De Conickplein, Antwerpen
        A.C.P. House (H.H. President J.J. Rawlings), Brussel

 

1999:18 Belgische lagere scholen (Murals projects in Schools), Gent
        Trafique S.M.A.K. Extra muros, Gent
        Museum Het Caermersklooster, Gent 
        Openbare Installatie Respect of Human Dignity, Antwerpen
        Axion Beach Festival, Body Painting, Zeebrugge, Belgium
        Sfinks festival, installatie en storytelling, Boechout, Belgium
        Carel Cypers Humanities Centrum Dark Light, Antwerpen
 
2000:   Sfinks festival, installatie en storytelling, Boechout, Belgium
        Solo kunst tentoonstelling, Haarlem, Nederland
        Art from hier en ginder, Beveren-Waas, België
        Atlantic City Art Center New Jersey, USA
        Projects: Atlantic city Community School/New Jersey, USA 
        (Emotional fine art paintings)           
        
 
 
2001:   PAP-Opera - Afrikaanse opera, Straattheater Festival Noordwijk
        African Festival Delft, Nederland
        4th International Straattheater Festival Noordwijk, Nederland
        International Kunst Installation A(rt)ssenede, Belgium
        Galerie Waai en Braai Maarn, Nederland
        Galerie Artotheek Zuidoost & Stichting Recogin Amsterdam.
        Kwakoe Festival Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Nederland
        Open ateliers Kwakoe Festival Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Nederland
 
TV & Website: 
 
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Tessa van Zutphen:Student Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit der Letteren
 
TV:
1998-08: ATV,Antwerpen, Belgium
1999: Kanal 3 ,Gent/Oost Flanders, Belgium
 
2000: NBC/WMGM-TV, New Jersey, United States of America

 

Projecten/ workshops
 
1985-86:National Service, teacher at Oforikrom pimary school, Ghana
      
1996: Kunstworkshop, lezingen aan 15 klassen, Mechelen, Belgium
1997: N.G.O. Afapack kunstprojecten, Amsterdam 
      Werkers Centrum Zuidoost Amsterdam, 
1998: Kinder-kunst uitwisselingsprojecten, België-Ghana
1999: Vlaggen en Wimpels, School project lagere school, Antwerpen
      Articult Carnaval Antwerpen en Podium Art Performance   
      African festival, klei workshops voor kinderen, Antwerpen,Belgium  
 
2000: Reizende (Traveling Teacher) leraar in meer dan 100 
      Europese en 10 Afrikaanse   scholen   
 
2001: African Festival Delft/Wonderful Woman Theater, Nederland
      4th International Straattheater Festival Noordwijk, Nederland
      Straatartist-Spreuken Ashanti Trommel Antwerpen, België
      Candela Festival (Ghana Royal Dance) Antwerpen, Belgium
      African Festival Antwerpen, België
      Stichting Kuana African Day Almere, Nederland
      Circus A'penstaart-De Cultuurcel BZ/DSO;Kunstproject,Belgium
      Articult. Kunstonderwijs met Kleur Bekennen Flanderen, Belgium
      Vijf keer Kinder Straat Carnaval Antwerpen, Belgium
      Kwakoe Festival Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Nederland
2005:   

 

2006: Mano Mundo Wereld-doe-dorp,Boom,Belgium
 
2007: Stad Kortrijk/Wereldlabo/Burger & Welzijn,N/Zuid,Belgium
      Docent Maatschappelijke Oriëntatie Stad Antwerpen/Sociale
      Zaken/Integratiedienst/Onthaalbureau Pina
      CBI Vacantiebeur/Jaarbeurs Endoven,Nederlands.
      Mano Mundo en Wereld-doe-dorp,Boom,België
      Pennenzakkenrock in Mol,België

 

2008: CBI Vacantiebeur/Jaarbeurs Endoven,Nederlands
      Mano Mundo en Let’s Mundo Wereld-doe-dorp,Boom,Belgium
      Pennenzakkenrock in Mol, Belgium
      Werk Winkels Afrikaanse Voeding, 
      Docent Maatschappelijke Oriëntatie Stad Antwerpen/Sociale
      Zaken/Integratiedienst/Onthaalbureau Pina

 

2002: Art, Murals projects & commissions (Randstad Art Interim)
2003: Art, Murals projects & commissions (Randstad Art Interim)
2004: Art, Murals projects & commissions (Randstad Art Interim)
2005: Art, Murals projects & commissions (Randstad Art Interim)
2006: Art, Murals projects & commissions (Randstad Art Interim)

 

2007: Stad Kortrijk - Directie Burger en Welzijn - Noord-Zuid     
      Fiesta Mundial Balen, Belgium
2008: Gemeentelijke Technische School Merchtem 

             IBSO De Horizon Molendreef Aalst         

      Sint-Michielsschool, Leopold Jette
      Kokopelli Strobantsreke GULLEGEM
      Hannut SAGA Fête Multiculturelle/Ghana Embassy Brussel. 
      Stedelijke Museum Aalst/IBSO DE HORIZON. Aalst,Belgium
      Anderzijds Groep INTRO vzw.Genk/Limburg, België
       
2009: CBI Vacantiebeur/Jaarbeurs Endoven,Nederlands.
Docent Maatschappelijke Oriëntatie Stad Antwerpen/Sociale 
Tolken (Twi, Engels, Nederlands)
      Zaken/Integratiedienst/Onthaalbureau Pina
 
2010: Tolken Docent Maatschappelijke Oriëntatie 
      Stad Antwerpen/Sociale
      Zaken/Integratiedienst/Onthaalbureau Pina
      Tolken (Twi, Engels, Nederlands)
 
2011: TRIAS vzw Vlaanderen. Concept koken en keuvelen               
      interculturaliteit. The Art of cooking
      Contract Consulentenopdracht Nana Dankwa tot 2012
      
      Ghana werkgroep Roden (verschillende kunstworkshops)
      www.verkuno.nl
      Holland meets Ghana
      De expositie in Museum Koetshuis Mensinge,Roden,Assen/Groningen)
      
      New Yam Festival: Igbo’s Nigerians in Antwerp.
      Popenkast theater Anansi de spin en de bergen (animatie)
 
2011: Exhibitions: 
      
      Broadway Gallary New York CitySoHoCurated by 
      Abraham Lubelski           
      Director: of NYC Art Magazine & NY Arts Beijin Gallery 
 China                                                                                                       
       Projects:
      Berlin Community School/ New Jersey, USA (Emotional fine art in    
      Stories & tales paintings)
      MAS Museum Antwerpen (dance performance) Belgium
      
 
 
Recent Exhibits

Nana Dankwa participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2011 November Artists At Home and Abroad
BROADWAY GALLERY
 
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