Addoley Dzegede

Photo by Lyndon Barrois Jr.

Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist based in St Louis. Her practice is idea-driven, mixed media, and through a combination of words and images, investigates notions of belonging, home, migration and location, and hybrid identities. She explores the metaphoric potential of materials, textile traditions in her ancestral histories, and the ways in which color and pattern are used to as a means to assign belonging.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa, and she has been an artist-in-residence at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland, Foundation Obras in Portugal, and Nes Artist Residency in Iceland, as well as a post-graduate apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. She received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and was awarded a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship at Washington University in St Louis, where she completed an MFA degree in Visual Art.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include Another Country at 50/50 in Kansas City; The Labs @ Chale Wote at the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture in Accra; In Deep Ecology at Tenerife Espacio de las Artes in Spain; Ecology without Borders .01 at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space in Milan; Color Key at the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis; and Surface Forms at The Fabric Workshop & Museum in Philadelphia. Recent awards include the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial award; a MICA alumni award; a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant; and a Creative Stimulus Award from Critical Mass for the Visual Arts.

She is half of the collaborative duo, LAB:D (which is a member of the artist collective, Monaco), and currently an artist-in-residence at the University of Kansas.