About the work
Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye’s practice integrates the visual, written and spoken word through print, text, image and live performance.
‘I am a writer, performer and maker of artwork. I explore the relationships between words and images, the artist as someone who listens, recording to collect the writing as well as the drawings. I want to present what I am doing in performance and reading in performance but also ask -where do people find me in the exhibition when I am not there?’ Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye
Eno-Amooquaye creates stage sets and garments to perform her writing. Her most recent performance 'Art Deco Zebra Crossing' was developed at Flat Time House, archive and artist's residency space in the former home and studio of John Latham (1921—2006). The performance explores the intersections of writing, scenography and performance within the domestic setting of Flat Time House and in conversation with the John Latham archive.
The central elements from 'Art Deco Zebra Crossing' reappear at White Columns, New York alongside 'African Bird Dynasty' a group of four new large-scale silk wall hangings that combine Shibori tie dyeing and hand screen printing. Each of these wall-hangings function as a backdrop to a scene to be performed by Eno-Amooquaye as part of a new film.
For 1000 Patterns at Texture Museum Kortrijk, Belgium (2017) Eno-Amooquaye developed hand screen printed works on linen and printed silk garments from poems referencing themes from the history of fashion and textile shown alongside works by an international group of artists including Louise Bourgeois, Kimsooja, Emmanuella Flandre and Morton Feldman.
A number of significant works have been exhibited and performed in major contemporary art galleries and museums in the UK including Flat Time House, London (2021) and internationally at White Columns, New York (2022). Previous exhibitions include Whitechapel Gallery London (2009), Texture Museum, Belgium (2017) and her solo exhibition at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre London (2014). In 2017 Eno-Amooquaye was awarded the Artists International Development Fund by Arts Council England and the British Council.
2022 - Art Deco Zebra Crossing, White Columns, New York
2021 - Art Deco Zebra Crossing, Flat Time House, London
2014 - Hera Master Come Down, Poetry Library Southbank Centre
Selected Group exhibitions
2017 - 1000 Patronen, Texture Museum Belgium
2017 - Fashioning Space - Victoria and Albert Museum
2011 - Verovisation, MAD Musee Belgium
2010 - No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern
2009 - See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery
2021 - Art Deco Zebra Crossing - Flat Time House, London
2018 - The Vocal Project, performance for Paperwork 3 - Iilwimi lipsing at Peer Gallery, London
2017 - Hera Master Come Down, performance for If You Fall Asleep You Will be Woken Gently at Goldsmiths Library.
2017- Dress Poems, performance at Texture Museum Belgium
2014 - Hera Master Come Down, performance at Poetry Library Southbank Centre
2009 - See Revolutionary Art Exhibit, performance at Whitechapel Gallery
2017 - Dress Poems, Ntiense Eno Amooquaye. Published by Intoart
2014 - Artist Audio Recorder, Ntiense Eno Amooquaye. Published by Intoart
2018 - Paperwork 3 - Iilwimi lipsing Published by Paperwork
2010 - See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit. Published by Intoart
2007 - The Studio Project: Opening Art Practice. Published by Intoart
2017 - International Development Fund Arts Council England and British Council
2014 - Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
Ntiense Eno Amooquaye became a member of the London based collective Intoart in 2007.