Artist Residency: Eric Adjetey Anang

With generous support through the UI International Programs Major Project Award, Eric Adjetey Anang will serve as a UIMA artist-in-residence this fall, from October 1 to November 18. Working in a space at the Old Museum of Art, Anang will focus his residency upon the completion of two Ga “fantasy coffins,” commissioned by UIMA for the permanent collection. During his time at UI, which overlaps an exhibition of his work at the Black Box Theater, Anang will also work with UI students who enroll in “Topics in Sculpture: Journeys through Installations, Site Specific, and Objects,” a course led by Isabel Barbuzza, Professor of Sculpture in Dimensional Practice. As part of the overall project with Anang, John Richard of Bocce Ball Films will create a short film on key aspects of the residency, commission, exhibition, and fall lecture series. UIMA will use the film for educational use in future exhibitions and events.

Members of the public may visit Anang in the museum's workshop by appointment only.  To schedule a visit, please contact Brady Plunger,  Assistant Curator of Education, 319-335-1739 or

 View images of Eric Adjetey Anang at work