Sela Adjei

Sela Adjei

Sela Adjei, a multidisciplinary artist, researcher, and curator with degrees in communication design, and African art and culture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He received his Ph.D. in African studies from the University of Ghana, Legon. His doctoral research examined Ewe Vodu art and Philosophy.

Adjei’s artistic research mainly focuses on decentering aesthetic canons and the integration of African art, philosophy, pedagogy and indigenous knowledge systems into modern art practices. Adjei’s artistic career spans a period of over 12 years. He has worked as a designer, researcher and art consultant for various publishing companies, art galleries, museums, universities and research institutes (including Übersee Museum,Sub-Saharan Publishers, MARKK, World Bank, Oxford University, Utrecht University, etc.). 

Adjei is a member of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, the International Society for Folk Narrative Research and an advisory board member for the February Journal.  He has participated in over 22 exhibitions (including 9 solo exhibitions). He has curated high profile exhibitions and art festivals (including the 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual and Cultural Festival at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon)Adjei’s works have been exhibited at the W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre in Accra, World Bank Office, Haverford College, East African Art Biennale, Museum of Science and Technology and Nkyinkyim Museum.  

He is currently a lecturer at the University of Media, Arts and Communication, where he teaches Design, Art History, African Philosophy, Digital Imaging, Drawing and Digital Illustration.