Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe | Hall Of Fame

23 March – 27 April 2024

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Hall Of Fame

Los Angeles

Quaicoe has exhibited internationally since 2016 and in February 2021, he was selected to complete an artist-in-residence at the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida.
Artist Profile
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe
Roberts Projects is pleased to present Hall of Fame, a new series of paintings and photographs by Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe celebrating the rich legacy of boxing in his homeland of Ghana. Quaicoe grew up in the villages surrounding Ghana's capital, Accra, that have long been united in their devotion to local boxing culture—a symbolic path that could transcend circumstances of systemic poverty. On each canvas, the artist captures the determined gaze of amateur boxers from Bukom, a neighbourhood mythologized as the birthplace of featherweight champion Azumah Nelson and welterweight champion Ike Quartey, now home to some of the nation's most prominent boxing gyms and training facilities. On a recent visit to Accra, Quaicoe absorbed Bukom's spirit to record the dynamic personas of its aspiring boxers—each immortalised in the anticipated moment of glory.