The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art is thrilled to welcome artist Addoley Dzegede as our very first Fulbright researcher-in-residence. Addoley is a Ghanaian-American artist who grew up in South Florida. With her Fulbright project Exploring textile lineages in Dutch collections through dyeing, batik, and wax print histories, Addoley takes Dutch museums and collections as primary sources and will explore textile lineages through the lens of dyeing, batik, and wax print. These lineages include textile crafts from around the world, such as Indian chintzes that have been incorporated into Dutch traditional wear, Javanese batik, and mass-produced wax prints that have found popularity in former Dutch colonies and their neighbors within Africa. During her nine-month residency, Addoley will gain a deeper understanding of the history of cross-cultural textile production, imitation, and adaptation. In the spring, she will lead workshops with MFA students to cultivate dye-producing plants in the Piet Zwart Institute’s garden.
Addoley Dzegede received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA from Washington University in St Louis, where she was a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Loghaven Artist Residency in Knoxville, Tennessee, AIR Green textile residency in Norway, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, Osei Duro in Accra, Ghana, Thread: a project of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Senegal, and Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, among others. Solo exhibitions include, Ballast, at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, and millefiori at KSMoCA in Portland, Oregon. Special projects include the Ask Addoley + Anna podcast with Anna Ihle, with seasons commissioned by Coast Contemporary, the National Museum of Norway, A Structure Envisioned for Changing Circumstances, and most recently by CAC Brétigny.
On Wednesday September 28 2022, Addoley will give a talk at the Piet Zwart Institute about moments and discoveries that developed her deepening interest in textiles and led her to apply for a Fulbright to come to the Netherlands. This talk is free and open to the public.
Address: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam
Image credit: Veiled Prophet/Profit, Addoley Dzegede, 2018