HAKEEM ADAM – PORTFOLIO

Bio: 

Hakeem Adam is a Ghanaian artist-in-learning and freelance arts and culture writer exploring the power of narrative, transmitted through various creative outlets including poetry, creative writing, photography, video art and sound design. He is also the founder and creative director of DANDANO, a Pan-African cultural platform for African film and music criticism and documentation. His work is fixated on broadcasting ideas that help our collective investigation of themes such as identity, emotion, politics and freedom.

He completed a degree in Psychology and English from the University of Ghana in 2017 but is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. He has worked with publications like OkayAfrica, 10and5, Dynamic Africa, Roads and Kingdoms, Culture Trip, ACCRA[dot]ALT and Circumspecte as a freelance writer. Hakeem Adam’s current practice involves developing a methodology for employing sound as the predominant narrative device in video art.

 

Hakeem Adam – Mixed Media Portfolio

Hakeem Adam (artist cv)

Contact: tuffassassin11[at]gmail[dot]com /  dandano.site[at]gmail[dot]com

Photography. Video Art . Photography prints

Prizes: 

Winner: PORTRAITS GHANA PHOTO PRIZE 2018

Exhibitions:

ColabNowNow, Maputo Fast Forward and British Council Southern African Arts. Mozambique 2018

Limbo, Accra 2018

Mujahid Series. CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival 2018. Accra, Ghana

Ground Games. Okay Space. New York, 2018. Curated by Atim Annette Oton and Okay Africa.

The Grassi Museum in Leipzig, East Germany. June 2018

In Memoriam: Portraits of the Middle Passage, In Situ/The Nkyinkyim Installation; by Kwame Akoto Bamfo, curated by Daniel Dunson. Three poems. (June – September 2017).

The Rest Is Noise – An Experimental Sound Installation. Performed at An African Walks Into An Echo Chamber by Accra Theatre Workshop. (September 2017)

Kobi Onyame Versus The Artist – Many Studios, Glasgow 2018 (group exhibition)

Convergence Festival 2018, London; British Council Delegate

Press:

DANDANO: an online platform focusing on African film and music.” BubbleGumClub. July  2017.

Travel Diary: How Hakeem Adam Fell In Love with Maputo In 10 Days. OkayAfrica. November 2018.

The young Ghanaian visual artist discusses the themes of mental health and anxiety in his Mujahid series. Nataal. December 2018

Published writing (Arts and Culture):

Accra[dot]Alt (13) : Hakeem Adam 

OkayAfrica (20): Hakeem Adam

Africa Is A Country: Hakeem Adam

Culture Trip (30): Hakeem Adam

Roads and Kingdom (2): Hakeem Adam

Circumspecte (25): Hakeem Adam

Dynamic Africa (15): Hakeem Adam

What’s On Africa (3): Hakeem Adam

Thought Catalog : Hakeem Adam

10and5 (3): Hakeem Adam

Poetry: The Lost Scrolls

Published work [Literary Mags]:

Sisa Marauders (AFREADA)

On The Return (Brittle Paper)

A Rainy Morning in Accra + I Kill (Flash Fiction Ghana)

Romans and Waterfalls (Brittle Paper) also here.

Lets Go + I  Have Heard My Father’s Voice (Circumspecte).

Anthologies:

Kenkey for Ewes and Other Very Short Stories

Essays and non-fiction.

Pseudo-Intellectual Feminism: A Good Example of Bad Behavior (Circumspecte) and An Encounter with Ghana Must Go Writer Taiye Selasi (My Personal Fave!)

Interviews:

Talking to Bubblegum Club South Africa about my work with DANDANO.

Personal Favorites:

Interview With James Barnor

Ousmane Sembene and African Film making

The Siren of Faso Fani

Nakom Film review

These 6 Ghanaian Artists Are Continuing to Push the Boundaries of Photography

An Encounter with Ghana Must Go Writer Taiye Selasi

CHALE WOTE 2017 DAY 6 & 7 – THE RHYTHMS OF WATA MATA

On keffiyehs, masculinity and sex: Ghanaian artist Priscilla Kennedy weaves a compelling narrative

17 West African womxn photographers changing the world’s visual language

This Theatre Incubator Is Using Experimentation to Rethink Ghanaian Tradition

These Ghanaian Women Artists Publicly Chart Paths to Healing from Sexual Violence

This Performance Artist Examines Gender Roles and Boundaries in ‘Rituals of Becoming’

Ghana artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo’s exhibition depicts a new image to remember the trans-Atlantic slave trade

WALKING TOUR: FROM THE HIGH STREET TO THE NIGHT MARKET

IN TRANSIT: A GUIDE TO KWAME NKRUMAH CIRCLE

Wanlov The Kubolor and the spirit of forward thinking

4 Artists Preserving Santería, Kumina & Yoruba Religion Through Their Music

 

 

 

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