JOJO ABOT
A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, South Gallery, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, South Gallery, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, South Gallery, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
Installation photography, JOJO ABOT: A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING
JOJO ABOT / 
Etr?va (they return), 2018 / 
plaster, acrylic (6 elements) / 
each element: 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (21.6 x 12.1 x 8.9 cm) / 
(dimensions variable)
JOJO ABOT / 
Yayra (Blessings), 2023 / 
textile, acrylic, clay / 
61 x 42 in. (154.9 x 106.7 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Codes of earth and sky (deka), 2022 / 
textile, shells / 
42.5 x 31 in. (108 x 78.7 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Medo Mawu Gbɔ, 2021 / 
yarn, beads, gemstones, repurposed plastic bags, raffia, seashells, acrylic mirror, wood, clay, acrylic paint, steel wire, brass wire / 
168 x 120 x 120 in. (426.7 x 304.8 x 304.8 cm) / 
(dimensions variable)
JOJO ABOT / 
Kpɔ nkunyeme (Look into my eyes), 2022 / 
raffia wood, beads brass plaster, copper coins, acrylic
62 x 13 1/2 x 8 in. (157.5 x 34.3 x 20.3 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Xɔse (Faith), 2023 / 
textile, acrylic, clay / 
66 x 41 in. (167.6 x 104.1 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Head in the water, 2023 / 
clay, shells, glass, wood, sand from Morocco / 
10 1/2 x 12 x 12 in. (26.7 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Dekawɔwɔ (Unity), 2023 / 
textile, acrylic, clay / 
62 x 42 in. (157.5 x 106.7 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Head over tail / 
clay, shells from York, Maine, wood / 
15 x 12 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Fafa (Peace, Calm), 2023 / 
textile, clay / 
61 x 41 in. (154.9 x 104.1 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Of earth and blood, 2023 / 
clay, glass, shells, foliage, acrylic, wood / 
10 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (26.7 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
ANCIENT CODES OF DIVINE MESSENGERS, 2016 / 
bogolan, yarn, acrylic, gem stones / 
65 x 42 in. (165.1 x 106.7 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Remnants of an Eclipse, 2015 / 
bogolan, yarn, acrylic, shells / 
65 x 45 in. (165.1 x 114.3 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Ta Kpe Kpe, 2020 / 
oil on canvas / 
110 x 74 in. (279.4 x 188 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Union of Sun and Moon, 2015 / 
bogolan, yarn, acrylic, shells / 
62 x 44 in. (157.5 x 111.8 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Kpo Nkunyeme, 2016 / 
bogolan, acrylic yarn / 
63 x 42 in. (160 x 106.7 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Sogbo Evelia, 2020 / 
clay, glass, mixed materials / 
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (14 x cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Lisa Evelia, 2020 / 
clay, glass, mixed materials / 
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (14 x cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Mawu Sogbo Lisa, 2015 / 
bogolan, acrylic, yarn / 
44 x 62 in. (111.8 x 157.5 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Weight of the world, 2023 / 
clay, shells, wood, paper, foliage, metal / 
34 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (86.4 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Dzidzor (Joy, Happiness), 2023 / 
textile, acrylic, clay / 
63 x 42 in. (160 x 106.7 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Three heads are better than one, 2023 / 
clay, foliage, metal / 
52 1/2 x 17 x 17 in. (133.4 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Two sides, One Ori, 2023 / 
clay / 
20 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 8 in. (52.1 x 38.7 x 20.3 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
MuthaBoard, 2023 / 
clay, foliage, paper, plastic figurines, wood / 
17 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (43.2 x 45.1 x 45.1 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ancestral Return (I), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
Pleasure Portal, 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ancestral Return (IV), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ones Before Us (II), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ancestral Return (III), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ones Before Us (III), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ancestral Return (V), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
JOJO ABOT / 
The Ones Before Us (I), 2018 / 
watercolor on paper / 
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) / 
Framed: 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (44.8 x 34.6 cm)
17 Jan - 3 Mar 2024

press release


JOJO ABOT will lead three activations during the course of the exhibition:

OPENING RECEPTION & CEREMONY

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Performance: 7 p.m.

An opening reception will be held to set the intention for, introduce the meanings of, and invite ancestral blessings on this exhibition. A ceremony will take place during the course of the reception as the first official introduction to the world of JOJO ABOT.


ARTIST TALK: WEAVING SACRED FUTURES

Wednesday, 7 Feb 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Discussion: 7 p.m.

Discussion led by JOJO ABOT with artist and abolitionist Patrisse Cullors, cultural leader Michelle Mitchell, and artist Alison Saar. Weaving Sacred Futures explores the role of creatives, leaders and world builders in creating spaces for free thought, limitless expression, and communal solidarity. This discussion will delve into the potential we have to serve as vessels who channel consciously from the inner/outer spirit realm for the birthing of harmonious and life-affirming futures. It invites us into imagining intuitive and divine feminine-centered systems as foundational elements for sustainable world-building.


CLOSING CEREMONY – A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING

Friday, 1 Mar 2024, 6-8:30 p.m.
Doors: 6 p.m.
Performance: 7 p.m.
RSVP required
This event is currently at capacity, join the waitlist here:
lu.ma/jojoabotlalouver

A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING is an immersive spatial opera performed by JOJO ABOT accompanied by intricately woven layers of voices, dancers, and mesmerizing visuals. This performance is the enactment of a new kind of ritual, one that leads to a trance-like realm in which the senses awaken, and portals open to the divine. This performance coincides with Frieze Week Los Angeles 2024.


L.A. Louver is proud to present a multimedia experience created by JOJO ABOT. Consisting of sculpture, textiles, film, spatial sound, painting, and performance, A GOD OF HER OWN MAKING brings together manifold aspects of JOJO ABOT’s ever-expanding oeuvre. Unlimited by categorical confines of genre and medium and enhanced by three discrete activations, this exhibition focuses on the transformative and sacred power of the divine feminine, inspiring conversations around collective elevation and engagement with our spiritual selves.

JOJO ABOT, A GOD OF HER OWN MAKINGJOJO ABOT is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and healer who explores the abilities of new and ancient technologies for universal healing. In her artmaking and ritual, the artist draws from her heritage as an Ewe woman from West Africa and her nomadic lived experiences across Ghana, Copenhagen, the United States, South Africa, Kenya, and elsewhere around the world. She was included in L.A. Louver's 2021 exhibition SeenUNseen curated by Alison Saar and has created interdisciplinary works in collaboration with MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Ghana Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, Frieze Art Fair x Theaster Gates x Prada, Hult Center, Armory Week NYC, Perez Art Museum Miami and many others. JOJO ABOT has toured with Ms Lauryn Hill and played the stages of Afropunk, Roots Picnic, Radio City Music Hall, the Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center, the Greek Theater and more.


SELECTED ARTICLES
Stromberg, Matt. "10 Offbeat Art Events During LA’s Art Fair Week." Hyperallergic, 20 Feb 24.
full article, PDF | hyperallergic.com

Gee, Kristopher. "Jojo Abot explores divine feminine at LA Louver show." Spectrum News, 26 Feb 2024. spectrumnews1.com

Hamer, Katy Diamond. "Conversation: On seeing beyond what's in front of you." The Creative Independent, 20 Feb 2024.
full article, PDF | thecreativeindependent.com

Cane, Hesper. "JOJO ABOT's Multimedia Experience at L.A. Louver Charts the Transformative Power of the Divine Feminine." Widewalls, 2 Jan 2024.
full article, PDF | widewalls.ch
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