Curriculum Vitae
Galerie Peter Herrmann

Sokari Douglas Camp

  1958 Born in Bugama, Nigeria
  Ausbildung / Education 
  1983 Central school of Art and Design. London BA (Hons)
  1986 Royal College of Art London. MA
  Einzelausstellungen / Solo Exhibitions 
  1982 Alali (Festival Time) - Africa Centre, London
  1984 Artist of the Day - Angela Flowers, London
Alali - Touring, October Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery Birmingham (85'), Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery (86'), Dorman Museum, Middlesborough (87').
Sculpture in collaboration with Sekiapu dance troop - Africa Centre, London. Toured to; Royal Festival Hall, London; Commonwealth Institute, London; Museum of Mankind, London


Alali Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery



Echoes of the Kalabari National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.



New Work, Sue Williams Gallery, London.



Market People, Chelsea Arts Club, London.
Marcus and Marcus Gallery, Amsterdam.
Pitminster Studio, Taunton.



Sue Williams Gallery, London
Urban Women, South Bank Centre



Steel Clothes and Ornamentation. Redfern Gallery, London.



Peopling of London Museum of London
Urban Walk, Barbican Centre, London



Contemporary African Art Gallery, New York, USA



Play and Display Museum of Mankind, London



Steel Stories - Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, U. K.

  1997 National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA.

Echolot. Galerie Peter Herrmann, Stuttgart, Germany
American Museum of National History, U.S.A.
    American Museum of Natural History, New York USA 2000
  1998-99 Spirits in Steel- The Art of the Kalabari Masquerade- American Museum of Natural History, NY.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA
Knots of the Human Heart - Morley Gallery, London. Black History Month- Maritime Museum, London
Imagined Steel. The Lowry Arts Centre, Manchester
  2003 Imagined Steel. Oriel Mostyn Gallery
Imagined Steel. Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester.
    Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Derby. UK
  2004 Sculptures - Sokari Douglas Camp. Galerie Peter Herrmann. Berlin, Germany
  Kommendes Projekt/Future Solo Project
    Festival Boat Project in association with the Lowry Centre

Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen/Selected Group Exhibitions


New Contemporaries, I.C.A., London
Amy Sadur Friedlander Memorial Art Fund, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London
Christie's Inaugural Show
Sculptural Drawings - Ruskin College, Oxford


Textiles Making and Meaning - Brixton Art Gallery, London;
Graham Park Festival, Graham Park Library
African Music Village - Holland Park Commonwealth Institiute, London


New Horizons, Royal Festival Hall, London
Visual Aid for Band Aid, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Artists Against Apartheid - Royal Festival Hall, London
Contemporary African Art - The Learning Material Centre, Highbury, London



In the Eye of the Sun, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Five Festival Sculptors - Stoke on Trent Museum & Art Gallery
MA Show - Royal College of Art, London
The National Garden Festival -Stoke-on-Trent
Contemporary Art Fair - Covent Garden, London



From Two Worlds, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh
Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh
Conceptual Clothing - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


Performance in Art/Art Performance - Castle Museum, Nottingham
Springing to Life - Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester
Influences - South London Art Gallery
Palm Trees - West African Music Village, Kew Gardens, London


Palm Trees, West African Music Village, Kew Gardens, London



Time and Motion, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle City Art Centre, Edinburgh
The Minories, Colchester



Art 90, Islington, Flowers East Art 90 Olympia,
Art 90, Sue Williams Gallery, London
JAPE (Japanese Association for Promotion of Creative Events) - Tokyo, Japan
Rainforest Festival - The Arts for the Earth Exhibition - Barbican Centre london
Five Contemporary Artists - Redfern Gallery, London
Contemporary Art Society Market - London
Small is Beautiful - Angela Flowers, London



The South of the World, Galeria d'Arte Contemporanea, Marsala, Sicily
Art '91 - Islington, London
Two Man Show - Marcus & Marcus Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland



Africa Explores: New and Renewed Forms in 20th Century African Art:


New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
University Art Museum, Berkeley, USA Dallas
Museum of Art, USA St. Louis Art Museum, USA
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, USA Ludovic
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
Espace Lyonnaise d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona
The Tate Gallery, Liverpool, U. K.



Art for a Fairer World, Oxfam 50th Anniversary Exhibition



Sculpture 1993, Chelsea Harbour, London
Small is Beautiful - Angela Flowers
Unilever - Recent Aquisition
Sculpture 1993, Chelsea Harbour, London



CAS. Contemporary Art Society Market, London



Figure and Fantasy Sculpture, Canterbury, England



Another Country - Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria



Sculpture in Paradise, Chichester, England
African Metal Work, Crafts Council, London
Around & Around
, Galerie Peter Herrmann/Stuttgart & Doual'Art, Douala, Cameroon



African Metalwork - Crafts Council
Sculpture in Paradise
- Chichester, Sussex

An Inside Story. African Art of out Time


Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan
Himeji City Museum of Art, Japan
Koriyama City Museum of Art, Japan
Maru Game Inokuma - Genich Iro
Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Museum of Fine Art, Gifu, Japan



Die Andere Reise (The Other Journey), Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, U. K.



Biennale Havanna, Cuba
Mixed Show - National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japa
Mixed Show - Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Namibia Mixed Show



Croydon Clocktower Exhibition of Automata, U. K.
Tropenmuseum - Netherlands
Vielfaches Echo
, Galerie Peter Herrmann, Stuttgart, Germany
Afrika-Europa. 7. Triennale der Kleinplastik. Fellbach, Stuttgart, Germany. Courtesy of Peter Herrmann Gallery, Stuttgart
Small is Beautiful - Flowers East, London
Forja el Espacia - Centro d'Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Touring to Valencia, Spain and Callais, France
Echo. 5 artists from Africa. Galerie im Thalhaus, Wiesbaden. Facilitated by P. Herrmann
Aktuelle Kunst aus Afrika. Neue Galerie Landshut. Facilitated by P. Herrmann

  1998/99 Glabal II - Addison Wesley Longman, Essex

Devious Devices, an Exhibition of Automata :
- Croydon Clocktower, London touring to;
- Wolverhampton Art Gallery
- Museum of Science & Industry,Manchester
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- Newport Museum and Art Gallery
- Crafts Council Gallery, London

Around & Around, Galerie Achim Kubinski, Berlin, Germany
Around & Around, Galerie Peter Herrmann, Stuttgart, Germany
The Shape of the Century - Salisbury Festival, Salisbury
Canary Wharf, London
Arts Council Collection - National Institute for Medical Research
Les Champs de la Sculpture No.2 - Champs Elysees, Paris, France


New Millenium. Champs Elysees. Paris, France
Über-Blick, Galerie Peter Herrmann, Stuttgart, Germany
200 Years of Metal Work from Africa. Galerie Peter Herrmann, Stuttgart
Transatlantic Dialogues, Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa - Auckland 2000
Arche - Kunstgebaude im Schlosshof Bodenburg, Bodenburg, Germany
Expo 2000 - Hanover, Germany.
Black History Month - National Maritime Museum, London
Still Form, Bright Line - Canary Wharf, London
Women to Women - University Art Gallery, Indiana State University and touring

Über-Blick, Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin, Germany
200 Years of Metall Work from Africa. Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin

Encounters with the Contemporary - Smithsonian National Museum of Art
Sainsbury/ African Galleries - The British Museum.
The Artist and the City - Centre de Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain.
Sense of Occasion - In association with Craftspace Touring. Various venues until March 2002.

See the Talent, Brighton museum and Art Gallery
DAK'ART 2002 la Biennale de l'Art African Contemporain, Senegal.
The Bridge, The Morley Gallery London Se1
The Commonwealth 2002 and Beyond, Commonwealth Institute, London W8
  2003 Contemporary African Art, The Bagagehal, Amsterdam
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York USA.
Art Cologne. Galerie Peter Herrmann. With Chéri Samba, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Aboudramane and Owusu-Ankomah.
  2004 L'Afrique à venir. Kunstverein Ostseebad Kühlungsborn. Curator: Peter Herrmann. In Cooperation with BpB. With Jürgen Schadeberg, Chéri Samba, Nicole Guiraud, Pascale Marthine Tayou and others.
Africa Screams. Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth. Germany. Facilitated by P. Herrmann
Premiere Biennale d'Art Contemporain Africain en Europe, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
Africa Sreams. Kunsthalle Wien. Vienna, Austria. Facilitated by P. Herrmann
L'Afrique à venir. 8 female artists from Africa. Kunstverein Galerie im Waschhaus, Potsdam. Curated by P. Herrmann
  2005 .flex_re-flex.impact. Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin
Africa Sreams. Kunstverein Aalen. Germany. Facilitated by P. Herrmann
Visualised Rhythms. Kunstverein Galerie im Waschhaus, Potsdam. Curated by P. Herrmann
Groß und Quer. Galerie Peter Herrmann. Berlin, Germany

Africa Sreams. Museum der Weltkulturen, Franfurt. Germany. Facilitated by P. Herrmann
Dialog der Positionen. Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim, Germany

  Kommende Ausstellungen/Forthcoming Shows
Exhibition series with the German Ministry of the Interior and Galerie Peter Herrmann. 2 cities in Germany.



Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester



Saachi & Saachi Award


Princess of Wales Scholarship
Henry Moore Bursary
  2004 Finalist for Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
  2005 Commander of the British Empire (CBE)
    Living Memorial Winner, Ken Saro-Wiwa Price
  1986-87 Part-time Lecturer at Middlesex Polytechnic
  2002-03 Intercultural Educational Project, Essex County Council Freelance Artist.



Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester



Peterborough Development Corporation Peterborough, England



Horniman Museum London
Afrika Centrum Maastricht, Holland



Cardiff Bay Arts Trust - Sharpe & Fisher,
Cardiff Art in Partnership, Blantyre Station, Edinburgh
Art in Partnership Edinburgh, Blantyre Station, Scotland



Museum of Mankind (British Museum)

  1996 Copenhagen 96 - Containers of Art Across Oceans
  1997 Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Purelake Homes, Greenwich, London
  2001 Sculpture for Gallmore Homes, Pioneer Building. St Marys street, Peckham
  2001 Commission for Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Main Atrium
  2002 Guys and St Thomas's Hospital. London
  1998-2002 Nandos Restaurants
  2002 Jerwood Art Commission Scheme for the Commonwealth Institute
  2002 Sculpture for Meridian Hotel, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  2000-2003 Designing Choumert Market, Bellenden - the Art of Regeneration/ and Southwark Council, Peckham.


A Feast for Neptun. Sculpture for Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany
  Derzeitige Aufträge/Current Commissions

Ausgewählte Sammlungen/Selected Collections
    Part of Private Collections in Canada, Nigeria, England, Italy, Japan, USA, France, Spain and Germany
American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
British Museum, London
Centro Atlantico de Art Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain
Citibank Corporation
Glenbow Museum, Canada
Horniman Museum, London
Leicestershire Education Authority
Leicestershire Museums
Minneapolis Museum of Art, USA
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
Unilever, London, UK
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, U.K
St. Thomas's Hospital, South London, UK
Michael Graham-Steward
Centro Atlantico de Art Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain
Collection Hans J. Bogatzke. Herdecke, Germany
Collection Artur und Heidrun Elmer. Aalen, Germany
Collection International Finance Corporation, World Bank. Washington, D.C.

Ausgewählte Filme/Selected Films


Baccanal Channel 4 TV



Ebony BBC2



Alter Image Channel 4 TV



The Arts Connection Channel 4 TV



Chief Chief, Documentary, After Image - Discovery Channel



Alagba Documentary, After Image

  Unterricht und Workshops/Lectures and Workshops
  University of Indiana - USA
  Friday is Faraday - Blue Elephant Theatre, London
  University of Oxford, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
  The Learning Material Centre, Highbury, London
  Central Saint Martin's School of Art, London
  Issues in Contemporary Art - Hornimann Museum, London
  Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, Sculpture School, Nottingham
  University of Canterbury, Fine Art Department, Christchurch, New Zealand
  Chelsea School of Art, Foundation Department, Fulham, London
  Africa and the Performing Arts, Africa Centre, London
  Farnham Polytechnic, Farnham, Surrey
  Masquerade, Clore Centre, The British Museum, London
  2003 Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1991 Africa Explores. The Center for African Art. PP 189 & P 220
1993 Revue Noir. Nr. 2, PP. 30-42
  Kunstforum Nr. 122 Afrika-Iwalewa. PP. 250 - 253

Around and Around. Galerie Peter Herrmann,
  Nka. Magazine for Contemporary African Art
1998 Vielfaches Echo. Catalogue, Galerie Peter Herrmann, . P. 119
  7. Triennale der Kleinplastik. Afrika-Europa. Stuttgart. Catalogue. P. 64 - 65
2001 Über-Blick.
2002 Afrikanische Kunst. Dr. Stefan Eisenhofer & Karin Guggeis. Deutscher Kunstverlag. P. 141