Chronik

1957
Born in the Ivory Coast
Lives and works in New York, NY
L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Ausstellungen

2009 – 2010
Hess Art Collection, International Contemporary Art at Glen Carlou, Paarl, South Africa (solo)
2009
HERD THINNER, curated by David Hunt, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 – 2009
Outlaw, Magazzino d’arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
2008 – 2009
Galeria Leyendeker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canay Island, Spain (solo)
2008 – 2009
Hess Art Collection, Paarl, South Africa (solo)
2007
Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006
Ouattara Watts: Works on Paper, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006
Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2006
Realm of the Spirit, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Body of Evidence, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
2005
Beijing Biennial, Beijing, China
2004
Traces Everywhere, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY
2004
Crossing Currents – The Synergy of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ouattara Watts, Maggazino d.Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
2004
New Paintings, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY (solo)
2004
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (solo)
2003
Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2002
Leo Koenig, New York, NY (solo)
2002
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2002
Whitney Biennale, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002
The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
2001
Gorney Bravin & Lee, New York, NY
1999
Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
1998
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
1998
Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan
1997
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokio, Japan
1997
Chiba Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
1996
The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO (solo)
1995
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995
Group Exhibition, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Un Altre Pais, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas Fundacion "La Caixa,” Palma de Mallorca, La Virreina Expositiones, Barcelona
1994
Museum of Contempory African Art, New York, NY
1994
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (solo)
1993
Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France (solo)
1993
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1992
Other Drums: Visionary Works, Calvin Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1991
Syncretism: The Art of the XX Century, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1991
Social Sculpture, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1991
African Explores: New and Renewed Forms in 20th Century Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Traveled to: University Art Museum, Berkeley; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; St Louis Art Museum; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C; The Center of Fine Arts, Miami; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Antoni Tapies Fundacio, Barcelona; Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain, Lyons; Tate Gallery, Liverpool
1990
It Must Give Pleasure, Erotic Perceptions, curated by Tracy Williams, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1990
Images of Death in Contempory Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
1990
Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France (solo)
1990
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
1990
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990
It Must Give Pleasure Erotic Perceptions, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, NYC
1990
Images of Death in Contemporary Art, Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
1989
Marilyn Butler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1989
Vrej Baghoomian, New York, NY (solo)
1988
Summer Exhibition, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Galerie Georges Lavrov, Paris, France
1986
Centre Culturel de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France (solo)
1985
Musee National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie, Paris, France

Literatur

2004
Barbara Thompson: Crossing Currents: The Synergy of Jean-Michael Basquiat and Ouattara Watts, Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire
1999
Ouattara Watts in Rome, Magazzino D’Arte Moderna, exhibition catalogue, Rome
1990
Frederick Ted Castle: Ouattara, exhibition catalogue, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York
1990
Gerard Barriere: Ouattara, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Boulakia, Paris
1989
Ben Michel Warren: Ouattara, Art Random, Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto