Cecilia Lamptey Botchway, Art X Lagos

27 October - 21 November 2021

Nubuke Foundation is proud to host Cecilia Lamptey Botchway’s participation in the

upcoming edition of ArtXLagos 2021 online only from 4th November to 21st November 2021. Her works are now available for view on ArtXLagos.com and for purchase and view on Artsy.

 

Cecilia Lamptey Botchway is a Ghanaian Nigerian mixed media artist versed in portraiture, performance, abstractism and textile making. Her practice also encompasses ideas about gender roles and womanhood, crafting works and performances that comment on societal challenges she and her fellow African women face.

 

Born to a family of painters and textile designers, Cecilia’s childhood was characterized by lessons in tie-dye, textile making and designing. Taking these lessons, Cecilia employs an imaginative approach in the creation of her own traditional motifs that make up her subjects’ clothing over backgrounds.

  

Upcycling mop wool and fibres, Cecilia invites viewers to explore the versatility of

contemporary African women with her textured portraits. Cecilia’s practice also addresses outdated notions about gender roles and womanhood, crafting works and performances  that comment on societal challenges she and her fellow women face. Cecilia is a dynamic artist whose emotive portraits and abstract works encompass heritage, sustainability and the expansive nature of womanhood.

 

Cecilia Lamptey Botchway is the current participant in Nubuke Foundation’s Young Ghanaian Artists(YGA) in residence. We look forward presenting her upcoming exhibition at our gallery in Accra in 2022.