Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Bus Nut

May 16, 2017 – June 18, 2017

Bus Nut re-articulates the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political and social protest against US racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery Alabama and its relationship to an educational video on school bus safety. Akosua Adoma Owusu studied film, media and art at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of Virginia.


Akosua Adoma Owusu

Named by Indiewire as one of the six Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema, her work addresses the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a “triple consciousness.” Owusu interprets Du Bois’ notion of double consciousness and creates a third identity or consciousness, representing the diverse consciousness of women and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture. She has been featured in major international exhibitions including the Museum of Modern Art; the Centre Georges Pompidou; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Fowler Museum at UCLA; Art + Practice; Prospect.3: Notes for Now New Orleans Biennial; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is the recipient of many awards including an African Movie Academy Award and a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. 


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