ReSIGNIFICATIONS Exhibit by Awam Ampka


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, May 5, 2018 (All day)


The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art (102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138)

The Cooper Gallery spring 2018 exhibition features an interpretive version of the remarkable installation, ReSignifications, by our guest curator, Awam Ampka. ReSignifications was originally presented in 2015 at New York University’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy as part of “Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories.”

About the Curator

Awam Amkpa is a curator of visual and performing arts. He recently curated Lines, Motions and Rituals in New York, Significaciones in Havana, Cuba, ReSignifications in Florence, Italy and the international traveling exhibition Africa: See You, See Me. Trained as a dramatist, documentary filmmaker and scholar of theatre and film, he teaches Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Africana Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Amkpa is co-founder and co-curator of ‘Real Life Pan-African Documentary Film Festival’ in Accra, Ghana.

ORGANIZER: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art