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Abdul Razak Awofeso was born 31 March 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria. He now lives in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. SA.

In 1996 he completed his Senior Secondary Certificate at Maryland Comprehensive High School, Lagos

In 2000 completed an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) at Yaba College Of Technology and in 2004 did Web design at Tnet IT training.

EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS:

  • 1999 - learned Drawing and Painting Techniques at Dotun Alabi Painting Studios (Lagos)
  • 2000 - Worked With Universal Studios Of Art (Lagos) Jan-July 2000. Drawing and Painting.
  • 2003 - JAG (Johannesburg art gallery) holiday drawing workshop
  • 2003 - 247 residency programme - JAG (Johannesburg art gallery)
  • 2003 - 247 residency exhibition - JAG (Johannesburg art gallery)
  • 2003 - New Compositions, (akojopo titun) - Eskom African Business Leaders Forum(EABLF) alongside fellow artist Christian Nerf - Sandton Convention Centre. Johannesburg
  • 2003 - Solo exhibition "FIRST STEP" - the Goethe institute, Johannesburg
  • 2003 - "Small WONDERS" exhibition gallery vertigo, Vernon BC, Canada.
  • 2003 - Conducted a Watercolor portraiture workshop for portrait students at the creative inner city initiative (CICI), Joubert Park, Johannesburg.
  • 2003 - Group exhibtion - Gordart Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg.
  • 2004 - Solo exhibition ‘life in(to) sojourn¨ - JAG (Johannesburg art gallery)
  • 2004 - Guides training w/shop for gallery guides - JAG
  • 2004 - Drawing and painting workshop in coffee on paper as a medium at JAG
  • 2004 - field-of-vision exhibition, New York
  • 2004 - Conducted a drawing and painting with coffee as medium for students workshop at the Lapeng Centre, Joubert Park.
  • 2005 - "Far and wide" exhibition - ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2005 - "KNOT JUST ANY TIE" exhibition - Gordart gallery, Johannesburg. The Croatian Necktie Exhibition will be travelling to at least 20 countries.
  • 2005 - Santon Convention Centre

    PUBLICATIONS

  • Oct.2002 - Youth Indaba. The voice Radio Station, Johannesburg.
  • NOV.2003 - Johannesburg’s Regal budding artist, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
  • NOV 2003 - An artist’s journey, Business in Africa Magazine
  • June 2004 - Strokes of a genius, Star newspaper, Star Tonight section.
  • April 2005 - "Beeld" April 5th 2005

    COMMISSIONS

  • ABSA FOUNDATION, Goldcity Communication, Nandos (Nigeria)


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