OUATTARA WATTS
Born Abidjan
Lives and works in Abidjan and New York City

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouattara_Watts

Education

L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

New painting , Magazzino , Rome ,Italy

2015
Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France

2012
Vertigo, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, NY

2011
Hong Kong International Art Fair, Charest-Weinberg

2009/2010
Hess Art Collection, International Contemporary Art at Glen Carlou, Paarl, South Africa

2008/2009
Outlaw, Magazzino d’arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Galeria Leyendeker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canay Island, Spain
Hess Art Collection, Paarl, South Africa

2007
Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Ouattara Watts: Works on Paper, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

2004
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Crossing Currents – The Synergy of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ouattara Watts, Maggazino d.Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2002
Leo Koenig, New York, NY

1999
Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

1998
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

1996
The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO

1995
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

1994
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1993
Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France

1992
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Vrej Baghoomian, New York, NY

1989
Marilyn Butler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
Centre Culturel de la Rochelle, La Rochelle, France


Selected Group Exhibition

2017

Hall de Lavillette  Paris , France

2016

Dakar , Biennale ;  May 3 , Africa

Armory show New York City , Magazzino d’art Moderna , Rome ,Italy


2011
Ouattara Watts and Katy Schimert, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Armory Show New York City, Magazzino d’Arte Morderna, Rome, Italy
HERD THINNER, curated by David Hunt, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL

2006
Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Realm of the Spirit, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
Body of Evidence, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

2003
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2002
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
Whitney Biennale, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

2001
Gorney Bravin Lee, New York, NY

1997
Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan
Chiba Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan

1994
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
Un Altre Pais, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas Fundacion, Spain
La Virreina Expositions, La Caixa, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain

1993
Venice Biennale, Italy

1992
Other Drums: Visionary Works, Calvin Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Haessle, Ouattara, Ray Smith, Navara Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Syncretism: The Art of the 20th Century, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
Social Sculpture, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
African Explores: New and Renewed Forms in the 20th Century Art, travelling exhibition: University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Dallas; St.Louis Art Museum, MO; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C., The Center of Fine Arts, Miami, FL; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Antoni Tapies Fondacion, Barcelona, Spain; Espace Lyonnais d.Art Contemporain, Lyons, France; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1990
It Must Give Pleasure Erotic Perceptions, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, NYC
Images of Death in Contemporary Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

1988
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Exhibition

1986
Galerie Georges Lavrov, Paris, France

1985
Musée National des Arts Africans et Océaniens, Paris, France