Ouattara Watts  (Ivorian, 1957) 


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Ouattara Watts Biography
1957   Born in the Ivory Coast
  Lives and works in New York, NY
  L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2009 - 2010   Hess Art Collection, International Contemporary Art at Glen Carlou, Paarl, South Africa (solo)
2009   HERD THINNER, curated by David Hunt, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 - 2009   Outlaw, Magazzino d’arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
2008 - 2009   Galeria Leyendeker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canay Island, Spain (solo)
2008 - 2009   Hess Art Collection, Paarl, South Africa (solo)
2007   Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Ouattara Watts: Works on Paper, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2006   Realm of the Spirit, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Body of Evidence, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
2005   Beijing Biennial, Beijing, China
2004   Traces Everywhere, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY
2004   Crossing Currents – The Synergy of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ouattara Watts, Maggazino d.Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
2004   New Paintings, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY (solo)
2004   The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (solo)
2003   Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003   New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2002   Leo Koenig, New York, NY (solo)
2002   Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2002   Whitney Biennale, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002   The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
2001   Gorney Bravin & Lee, New York, NY
1999   Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
1998   Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
1998   Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan
1997   Setagaya Art Museum, Tokio, Japan
1997   Chiba Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
1996   The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO (solo)
1995   Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995   Group Exhibition, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1995   Un Altre Pais, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas Fundacion "La Caixa,” Palma de Mallorca, La Virreina Expositiones, Barcelona
1994   Museum of Contempory African Art, New York, NY
1994   University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (solo)
1993   Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France (solo)
1993   Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1992   Other Drums: Visionary Works, Calvin Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1992   Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1991   Syncretism: The Art of the XX Century, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1991   Social Sculpture, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1991   African Explores: New and Renewed Forms in 20th Century Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Traveled to: University Art Museum, Berkeley; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; St Louis Art Museum; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C; The Center of Fine Arts, Miami; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Antoni Tapies Fundacio, Barcelona; Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain, Lyons; Tate Gallery, Liverpool
1990   It Must Give Pleasure, Erotic Perceptions, curated by Tracy Williams, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1990   Images of Death in Contempory Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
1990   Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France (solo)
1990   Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
1990   Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990   It Must Give Pleasure Erotic Perceptions, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, NYC
1990   Images of Death in Contemporary Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
1989   Marilyn Butler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1989   Vrej Baghoomian, New York, NY (solo)
1988   Summer Exhibition, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1986   Galerie Georges Lavrov, Paris, France
1986   Centre Culturel de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France (solo)
1985   Musee National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie, Paris, France
2004   Barbara Thompson: Crossing Currents: The Synergy of Jean-Michael Basquiat and Ouattara Watts, Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire
1999   Ouattara Watts in Rome, Magazzino D’Arte Moderna, exhibition catalogue, Rome
1990   Frederick Ted Castle: Ouattara, exhibition catalogue, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York
1990   Gerard Barriere: Ouattara, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Boulakia, Paris
1989   Ben Michel Warren: Ouattara, Art Random, Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto