Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom

Staff details

Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom


Lecturer in Fine Art




A.Boakye-Yiadom (

Working across mediums, predominantly working with sound, photography, video & live performances.

Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom is a London-based cross-disciplinary artist, predominantly working with sound, photography & video. In more recent years these mediums are used within a live performance/ process setting to create work within the duration of exhibitions. Making the work generative in the sense that something can be created within one exhibition that will eventually be shown in another at a later date. These materials often find themselves in an installation format working interdependently.

Exploring ways of looking and hearing that move away from a linear trajectory and has been exploring through the presence of the body and its removal.

Academic qualifications

  • Royal Academy Schools, Post Graduate Diploma 2008
  • Winchester School of Art, BA Fine Art 2005

Research interests

Boakye-Yiadom is interested in ideas around communication, support and human history as intertwined. This is exposed through the process of making and learning as an intrinsic part of the work, highlighting moments of connection: most cultural moments and ideas stem from where they merge, grow, collide, complicate and evolve new relationships alongside contradictions, fluctuations and uncertainty.

Grants and awards

2023: Donna Lynas Residency
Celebrating Curator Donna Lynas' legacy the residency is supported by Wysing Arts Centre, South London Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and Somerset House Studios for three years.

2020: Henry Moore Foundation Artists Award Scheme
Funding and resources to the ‘future of sculpture’

Professional projects


Research projects

2023: Before, During & After: Here Now (How To Keep The Balance)
Solo Exhibition

2023: Co-curating sound performances: Black Industrial/ Noise Five series event at Iklectic, London, UK
This series brought together artists, musicians, and writers to think about different notions of Black Industrial/Noise.

2023: Co-curating: Trevor Mathison, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, London, UK

2023: Co-curating: Trevor Mathison, Argos, Brussels, Belgium

2023: Co-curating: Trevor Mathison, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway

2022: Co-curating: Trevor Mathison, ‘From Signal to Decay: Volume 1’ CCA Goldsmiths (Co-Curated with Oliver Fuke), London, UK

Conferences and talks

2023: Yale Lecture in conversation with Crissie Illes

2022: In conversation with Ned McConnell at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

2019: ROUGH VERSION hosted by Francesca Gavin
Monthly radio show focusing on different artists

2021: In connversation with Paul Goodwin, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK
UNTITLED: Art on the conditions of our time exhibition


Recent shows include, ‘Before, During & After: Here Now (How to Keep the Balance)’, SITE Gallery, Sheffield (2023); ‘Ritornellos’, Nicolleti Gallery, London (2023); ‘Receiver’ Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2022); ‘Before: Socialized, Circularized, Linearized, Artificialized, Corrupt Time’ Southwark Park Galleries/Dilston Groove, Lonodn (2022); ’Untitled Art and The Conditions of our Time’, Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2021), ’Solos’, Goldsmiths CCA (2020), London; ‘Jerwood Solo Presentations’, London (2019); ‘Before: Adaptive Rhythm’, Black Tower Projects, London (2018); ‘The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection’, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2019); ‘Michael Jackson: On The Wall’, Touring National Portrait Gallery, London, Grand Palais, Paris, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany (2018/19); 13th Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar (2018); 

Live performance and screening works include; ‘During: Compliments’, Fruitmarket, Scotland (2022), Live Art Commissions, The Roberts Institute of Art, London (2022), Hanging Out, Artists’ Moving Image Festival, LUX Scotland, UK (2019), Nocturnal Creatures, Whitechapel Gallery Festival, London, UK (2019), Intimate Trespass, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2017)