bio

My medium is the dress in its artistic, social and  material  dimensions.

I  examinate   this  object  of daily  use  and  its   performative    potentials  by  deconstructing,  

molding,  casting,  rearranging,  thinking   and  working  through  it.  Also  taking a  look  at and

taking part in  the  social practise of getting dressed.  Within my work  i am  especially interested

in the dialog between  art and  fashion  and  how this dialog is creating a dynamic in which

clothing  can be  percieved as a product of the fashion system and on the other hand  can become

material that is used as reference to the human body when it is absent.

Sarah Ama Duah, born 11.03.1989 in Bremen, Germany

Studies

2008 – 2012      Bachelor of Arts Modedesign , Design Department Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

2012 – 2017       Master of Arts Modedesign,  Design  Department  Armgartstrasse,  Hamburg

Selected Exhibitions and Fashionshows

2012                 Solo exhibition Bachelor degree ,„ La chevelure bleu“- a series of hairdresses                    

                         art association „Frappant“, Hamburg

2012                 Fashionperformance, „ La chevelure bleu“, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg

2012                 Presentation of „ La chevelure bleu“ , Ghana-Fashion-Week, Accra

2013                 Guerilla  Installation   &   Performance  – „ La  chevelure bleu“   during    MoBA,   Arnhem  ,  NL

2013                 Presentation  von  „  Conservare “ –  a series of knitwear dresses, Ghana-Fashion-Week, Accra

2013                 Fashionshow “accidental beauty“ , Deichtorhallen Hamburg

2014                 Groupexhibitio of Finalists – Bilboost Art & Fashion „Conservare“, Bilbao

2017                 Solo exhibition of Masterproject, „Performativity of things“- a series of silicon-dress-molds,

                        Design Department  Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

2018                 Group Exhibition „Mobile Worlds_ or the Museum of our Transcultural Presence“, two pieces,

                         Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg

2018                 Group exhibition, Videoinstallation „DRESS_TAKEOVER“ , Transeuropa Festival for Performative

                         Arts, Hildesheim

Scholarships/ Residencies/ Grants

2012                 Lucky Strike Award – special recognition Bachelor degree collection, Hamburg

2014 / 2018      Finalist Bilboost Art & Fashion Award, Bilbao

2018                 Artist Residency program in the frame of „Transeuropa European Festival for Performative  

                        Arts, Hildesheim

2019                 Scholarship Artist association „Schloss Balmoral, Foundation for culture Rheinland Pfalz ,

                         Bad Ems

My medium is the dress in its artistic, social and  material  dimensions. I examinate  this  object  of  daily use and  its  performative   potentials  by  deconstructing,  molding,  casting,  rearranging, thinking  and working through  it. Also taking a look  at and taking part in  the  social practise of getting dressed. Within my work  i am especially interested in the dialog between  art and  fashion  and  how this dialog is creating a dynamic in which clothing can  be percieved as a product of the fashion system and on the other hand can become very present material that is used as reference to the human body when it is absent.

 

Sarah Ama Duah, born 11.03.1989 in Bremen, Germany

 

Studies

2008 – 2012      Bachelor of Arts Modedesign , Design Department Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

2012 – 2017       Master of Arts Modedesign,  Design  Department  Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

Selected Exhibitions and Fashionshows

2012    Solo exhibition Bachelor degree ,„ La chevelure bleu“-   a series of hairdresses   art association „Frappant“, Hamburg

2012     Fashionperformance, „ La chevelure bleu“, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg

2012     Presentation of „ La chevelure bleu“ , Ghana-Fashion-Week, Accra

2013       Guerilla  Installation   &   Performance  – „ La  chevelure bleu“   during    MoBA,   Arnhem  ,  NL

2013      Presentation  von  „  Conservare “ –  a series of knitwear dresses, Ghana-Fashion-Week, Accra

2013    Fashionshow “accidental beauty“ ,  Deichtorhallen Hamburg

2014    Groupexhibitio of Finalists – Bilboost Art & Fashion „Conservare“, Bilbao

2017      Solo exhibition of Masterproject, „Performativity of things“- a series of silicon-dress-molds, Design Department  Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

2018      Group Exhibition „Mobile Worlds_ or the Museum of our Transcultural Presence“, two pieces   Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg

2018       Group exhibition, Videoinstallation „DRESS_TAKEOVER“ , Transeuropa Festival for Performative  Arts, Hildesheim

2019     Group exhibition, „Weltausstellung“, Johann-Jacobs Museum, Switzerland

 

Museum Collections

 

Johann-Jacobs Museum, Switzerland

 

Scholarships/ Residencies/ Grants

 

2012    Lucky Strike Award – special recognition Bachelor degree collection, Hamburg

2014 / 2018     Finalist Bilboost Art & Fashion Award, Bilbao

2018      Artist Residency program in the frame of „Transeuropa  European Festival for Performative   Arts, Hildesheim

2019    Scholarship Artist association „Schloss Balmoral, Foundation for culture Rheinland Pfalz,     Bad Ems

 

My medium is the dress in its artistic, social and  material  dimensions.

I  examinate   this  object  of  daily  use  and  its  performative   potentials  by  deconstructing,  molding,  casting,

rearranging,  thinking   and  working through  it. Also taking a look  at and taking part in  the  social practise of

getting dressed. Within my work  i am  especially  interested  in the dialog between  art and  fashion  and  how this

dialog is creating a dynamic in which clothing can be percieved as a product of the fashion system and on the other

hand can become very present material that is used as reference to the human body when it is absent.

 

Sarah Ama Duah, born 11.03.1989 in Bremen, Germany

 

Studies

 

2008 – 2012      Bachelor of Arts Modedesign , Design Department Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

2012 – 2017       Master of Arts Modedesign,  Design  Department  Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

 

Selected Exhibitions and Fashionshows

 

2012    Solo exhibition Bachelor degree ,„ La chevelure bleu“- a series of hairdresses   art association „Frappant“, Hamburg

2012     Fashionperformance, „ La chevelure bleu“, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg

2012     Presentation of „ La chevelure bleu“ , Ghana-Fashion-Week, Accra

2013     Guerilla  Installation   &   Performance  – „ La  chevelure bleu“   during    MoBA,   Arnhem  ,  NL

2013     Presentation  von  „  Conservare “ –  a series of knitwear dresses, Ghana-Fashion-Week, Accra

2013     Fashionshow “accidental beauty“ ,  Deichtorhallen Hamburg

2014     Groupexhibitio of Finalists – Bilboost Art & Fashion „Conservare“, Bilbao

2017     Solo exhibition of Masterproject, „Performativity of things“- a series of silicon-dress-molds, Design

            Department  Armgartstrasse, Hamburg

2018     Group Exhibition „Mobile Worlds_ or the Museum of our Transcultural Presence“, two pieces   Museum of Arts and Crafts,

             Hamburg

2018     Group exhibition, Videoinstallation „DRESS_TAKEOVER“ , Transeuropa Festival for Performative  Arts, Hildesheim

2019     Group exhibition, „Weltausstellung“, Johann-Jacobs Museum, Switzerland

 

Museum Collections

 

Johann-Jacobs Museum, Switzerland

 

Scholarships/ Residencies/ Grants

 

2012    Lucky Strike Award – special recognition Bachelor degree collection, Hamburg

2014 / 2018     Finalist Bilboost Art & Fashion Award, Bilbao

2018     Artist Residency program in the frame of „Transeuropa  European Festival for Performative   Arts, Hildesheim

2019    Scholarship Artist association „Schloss Balmoral, Foundation for culture Rheinland Pfalz,     Bad Ems