Solo Exhibitions

2016

Ceramics, Textiles & Works on Paper, Tenderbooks

A body of work incorporating bold textile design, large scale ceramics and intimate works on paper to create an immersive display at Tenderbooks. Drawn from an extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana, and new studio photographs of family taken in London, Kattah’s works bring people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Arts Council Collection – Touring Exhibition
‘Criminal Ornamentation’
Curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE

Showing nearly 100 works by more than 50 artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Sarah Lucas, Sonia Boyce, Susan Derges, Mona Hatoum, David Nash, Bridget Riley and Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Shonibare has chosen works that surprise and dazzle. From a sequined dress by Alexander McQueen to nineteenth-century wallpaper by William Morris, his selection tells a story of objects that refuse to be confined.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter / Longside Gallery (YSP), Wakefield / Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton.

2018  

Arts Council Collection ‘Walls Have Ears - 400 Years of Change’ Aston Hall Birmingham

Inspired by this great house and its location, ‘Walls Have Ears: 400 Years of Change’ is an exhibition of contemporary portraiture and representations of history, culture, class and race, featuring artists from the Arts Council Collection, and Birmingham’s collection.

Artists include Richard Billingham, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Kofi Allen, Vanley Burke, Lisa Cheung, Sylvester Jacobs, Mawuena Kattah, Ryan Mosley, Eugene Palmer, Paul Rooney, Zineb Sedira, Donald Rodney, Stephen Earl Rogers, Emma Rushton, Barbara Walker, Richard Wilson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

2017 

Victoria & Albert Museum
Fashioning Space

A bespoke installation in the V&A Fashion galleries for London Design Festival 2017 bringing together garments, textile hangings and furniture in silk, cotton and a new hand screen printed linen by Mawuena Kattah.

2015

Studio Voltaire - Intoart Annual

A group exhibition of artwork made in the Intoart Studio. Including a display of watercolour portraits by Mawuena Kattah of family from London and Ghana wearing printed batik textile.

2015

Studio Voltaire Members' exhibition - Selected by Jenni Lomax and Mike Nelson

Studio Voltaire’s members’ exhibitions aim to showcase the strength and diversity of its membership, which comprises over 400 artists. The SV Members' exhibition has developed a reputation for spotting emerging talent and bringing it to a wider audience.

Including work by Holly Antrum, Emi Avora, William Cobbing, Katie Cuddon, Inez de Coo, Anita Delaney, Melanie Ezra, Ana Genoves, Rose Gibbs, Celia Hempton, Kevin Jacobs, Nnena Kalu, Mawuena Kattah, Colin Lindsay, Damien Meade, Jimmy Merris, Ben Newton, Pat O’Connor, Kate Owens, Veronika Rettich, Helen Robertson, Neil Rumming, Martina Schmuecker, Andrew Seto, Michael Stumpf, Avis Underwood, Clifton Wright.

2009

Whitechapel Gallery London - See The Revolutionary Art Exhibit

An exhibition presenting artwork by Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Mawuena Kattah, Doreen McPherson and Clifton Wright, curated by Marijke Steedman. Full Catalogue of the exhibition including text by writer and art historian Malcolm Bull published by Intoart.

Events and Screenings

2016

Victoria & Albert Museum

A display and event at the Victoria and Albert Museum bringing together Mawuena Kattah’s significant body of work in ceramics, textiles and works on paper with a new film, screened and a new artists’ book.