Artist and curator Richard Kofi (1988, Wageningen) creates
interdisciplinary art projects that take a futuristic approach to
spirituality, heritage, and history. Collaboration and co-creation play a significant part in Kofi's practice. In 2021 Richard Kofi was a curator for the exhibition Trailblazers at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, a
prominent art show to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal
Dutch Prize for Painting. At the same time, he led an experimental artistic research project called Radical Space. He guided an international group of artists, poets, and performers to comment on the gentrification of the Amsterdam South East neighborhood. This resulted in performances in public space and a big manifestation at
the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam.
In 2019 Kofi was nominated for the Museum Talent Award and the &Award, for change agents in the field of inclusion and diversity. In 2021 he won the Thami Mnyele Residency Award and he got elected to be the Amsterdam City Illustrator.
  • Acting (3 Credits)
    Drapetomania2022
    Short
    Imprenta2021
    Experimental, Short
    C'est l'époch2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Visual Artist (2 Credits)
    Imprenta2021
    Experimental, Short
    C'est l'époch2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Drapetomania2022
    Short
    C'est l'époch2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Drapetomania2022
    Short
    C'est l'époch2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Art Director (1 Credit)
    Imprenta2021
    Experimental, Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    C'est l'époch2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
College
Radboud Univeristy Nijmegen
American Studies
20102012
College
Radboud University Nijmegen
Culture Studies
20062010
College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
American Studies (exchange minor)
2010
Birth Date
March 15, 1988
Birth City
Wageningen
Current City
Arnhem
Hometown
Arnhem
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black
Richard Kofi used to play JV basketball in the United States at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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