The Artbility of Adelaide Damoah

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Adelaide Damoah is a self-trained British artist and writer of Ghanaian descent whose work combines African and Western influences while highlighting social issuesDamoah's debut exhibition entitled "Black Brits," took place in 2006 in Islington in London, UK. Damoah has had four solo shows to date in the UK  including Supermodels, Black Lipstick, and a domestic violence exhibition for registered charity, the National Centre for Domestic Violence. Damoah in her works has examined social issues including issues regarding race, identity, sexuality, and domestic violence.

Born in 1976, Adelaide Damoah graduated with a degree in Applied biology in 1999 and went on to work for two leading pharmaceutical companies in the first six years of her career. In 2000, Damoah was diagnosed with a chronic debilitating illness called endometriosis. The disease got steadily worse over the years, prompting her to leave the pharmaceutical industry and re-evaluate her life. Damoah says.


 "I had been drawing and painting as a hobby my entire life, so going on to do that professionally was a natural progression." 

Damoah's debut exhibition entitled "Black Brits," took place in 2006 in the well-respected Charlie Allens Boutique, Islington, London, UK and received some media attention. It was featured on BBC News, Channel 5 News and other regional and local media outlets in the UK.

Damoah has had four solo shows to date in the UK including Supermodels, Black Lipstick, and a domestic violence exhibition for registered charity, the National Centre for Domestic Violence.
Damoah has examined social issues through her paintings including issues regarding race, identity, sexuality, and domestic violence. She cites her main influences as being artists Frida Kahlo, Renee Cox and Nancy Spero.
Adelaide Damoah also enjoys writing about art and is currently working on a series of interviews entitled “Art Success” in which she probes the minds of her contemporaries in a bid to discover what it takes to become successful in the art world. The interviews are currently published via a popular arts and culture magazine in the UK called Lime, her own blog and an art blog called Contemporary and Modern Art. Damoah will be publishing 100 of her Art Success series interviews in a book in 2013.


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