Abena Addo

I am an artist and sometime teacher and curator. My interest is working alongside, other artists, and helping/mentoring others to achieve their aspirations. I do have a website, it does need updating, but you can get an idea of it at this location


From my teens, I have been involved as an artist and co-curator in a variety of real projects such as Brixton Art Gallery and Brixton Artists Collective, Bedford Hill Gallery, Urban Art Fair, Lambeth Country Show, Lambeth Open, and Horizon Community Arts, where I was responsible for community publishing, and linked alongside the printing worker. The scheme provided a 'deprived' South East London estate with a range of arts activities.

I have also been involved in more 'illustrious settings' exhibiting in Mayfair, helping to see a project that I had initially applied to as an artist, into fruition, and volunteering to invigilate the show. I have also exhibitied in the Oxo Tower Bargehouse, and last year, my work has been in a couple of US publications. I graduated out of St. Martin's School of Art.

Earlier in 2018, in response to what I felt to be an increasing negativite environment for 'the arts' I curated on online show on the website, under the theme of London, to which I was very pleased with the outcome, though it came at an extremely busy time, as I had just finished working in a school in Canary Wharf, which I hadn't expected to be doing, as it was right up to the penulitimate day of term.

I said at the time I would be looking to do more 'real' things in the future, and had originally imagined that would be in conjunction with some north London links, but following my inclusion and staging of a studio open venue, I found it to be fun, and I decided to open that up to a certain extent, so that's the main thing I will be doing at this time, aside from my work. I will also be having open studios every Weds and Sat from four thirty to six thirty. You can FB friend and reach me quickly if message me, telling me where you saw this profile, I am on Insta as abenaartistaddo and artYesart.co.uk also has an account.

Current opportunities

  • art lab conflab

    Deadline: n/a  |  Published: 20/10/2018  |  City: London  |  Region: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Abena Addo

    artlab conflab is a new initiative aimed at empowering women and invited guests to explore particularly visual art of a ’non-commercial’, controversial, exploratory, experimental or developmental nature. Or just to view their work in a different, supportive and non-judgemental, ‘human-scale’ environment.

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Previous projects

  • London Online Show

    Dates: 30/07/2018 to 30/09/2018  |  Venue: Online Themed Show  |  City: World wide web

    Excerpt from publicity; I am a London-based artist, curator and educator, working to develop a collective of artists as a nod to the art-school experience, with an emphasis on diversity of expression and outcomes. I'm looking for artists to contribute to an online exhibition around the theme of London on the upcoming website artYesart.co.uk. Artists featured on the site will also be able to get involved in future opportunities to display their work in both on and offline exhibitions as part of the artYesart community.