Na Chainkua Reindorf (b. 1991, Ghana) is a mixed media artist and mythmaker living and working between San Juan, PR and Accra, Ghana



MFA, Creative Visual Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


BA (Honors), Studio Art, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA


Solo Exhibitions


Up To No Good, Nubuke Gallery, Accra Ghana


Come, Let Me Spoil Your Things, Specialist Gallery, Seattle WA


Shrine, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Binghamton NY


Screen, Experimental Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Reveal Conceal, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY


Reveal Conceal, Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Weft, JungleScience Gallery, Binghamton NY

Selected Two-Person + Group Exhibitions


Poly. A Fluid Show, Kindl Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

What Now?, PM/AM Gallery, London, United Kingdom

20th Anniversary Show, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Binghamton, New York

Memoria: récits d’une Autre Histoire, Yaoundé, Cameroon


Black Star: The Museum as Freedom, Ghana Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy

Continuum, The Textile Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Memoria: récits d’une Autre Histoire, Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire


Efie: Museum as Home, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

About Now, Galerie Cecile Fakhoury, Dakar, Senegal

Counterbalance, CVA Galleries, Chautauqua, NY

Out of the Blue, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Online Exhibition

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts Booth, Online Exhibition

Memoria: récits d’une Autre Histoire, Bordeaux, France

Ways of Seeing, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Online Exhibition


Fragments, Spool Gallery, Vestal New York

HerStory, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Online Exhibition

Systems Approach, Young Space Summer 2020 Online Exhibition

Carnaval Digital, Carnaval Digital 2020 Online Exhibition


Africa By Design, Ghana Club, Accra, Ghana


Art X Lagos Fair, Nu Gallery Booth, Lagos, Nigeria

Wanted Design, Africa By Design Booth, Terminal Stores, New York NY


Odd Year, Caelum Gallery, New York NY

Africa By Design, Nu Gallery, Accra, Ghana

Swatch, Experimental Gallery, Ithaca NY

AAP Women Unite for Equality, Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca NY


After Karaoke, Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca NY

Nubuke Foundation 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition, Nu Gallery, Accra, Ghana

Preamble, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Something Came Over Me, Caelum Gallery, New York NY

Failure, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Don’t Tell Me I’m Pretty, Hairpin Arts Centre, Chicago IL


Fondazione Berengo

Alara Concept Store, Lagos, Nigeria

ANO Institute of Art and Knowledge, Accra, Ghana

Bank of America Corporate Office, Charlotte, NC

Enterprise Group, Accra, Ghana

Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana

Grants + Residencies


Frac Nouvelle Aquitaine MÉCA Residency Grant

Frac Nouvelle Aquitaine MÉCA Artist Residency, Bordeaux France


Cornell Council for the Arts Individual Grant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell Council for the Arts Group Grant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Mario Einaudi Centre for International Studies Working Group Grant: Qualities of Life, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Visiting Artist Lectures


“Expanding the Masquerade”, Visiting Artist Lecture, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY


“Worldbuilding through Artmaking”, Visiting Artist Lecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


“Thinking through Painting”, Visiting Artist Lecture, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY


“Generative tools in the Studio”, Visiting Artist Lecture, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA


“Artists as Activists: Creatively Driving Change Symposium”, panelist, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA


“A Conversation with Textiles,” Silsila: A Panel Discussion on Environmentalism, Migration, and Displacement, panelist, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY.

Selected Bibliography

Squire, Christopher. Masqueraders: Na Chainkua Reindorf and Sime Leigh at La Biennale di Venezia, Dissolve Magazine, April 2023

Peterson Vanessa. “Na Chainkua Reindorf Creates an All-Female Masquerade,’ Frieze Magazine, March 2023

Fea, Rosie. “Na Chainkua Reindorf,” Exceptional Alien, January 2023 

Negusse, Mearg. Na Chainkua Reindorf: Unruly Artworks,” Contemporary And, January 2023 

Affricot, Johann. “Na Chainkua’s Secret Society.” Griot, May 2022 

Tawe, Elisha. “Myth-Making, Mysticism and the Masquerade: Na Chainkua Reindorf’s Marvelous World of Textiles” A2O Magazine, March 2021 

Larralde, Laetitia. “Memoria, matière à construire l’Histoire.” Toute la Culture, February 2021 

Musseau, Celine. “Bordeaux: des artistes africaines racontent leur continent au Frac,” SudOuest, February 2021 

Manu, Bianca. “Nubuke Foundation curator meets with the emerging Ghanaian Artist,” Nataal Media, June 2019

Carimati, Paola. “Africa in Technicolor,” Elle Décor Italia, June 2019

Ocran, Nana. “Poetic Design Vernaculars,” The Art Momentum, November 2018

Boadu, Edwin. “ART X Lagos,” Nataal Magazine, November 2018

Roberston, Leigh. “Africa Uncovered,” Elle Décor South Africa, July 2018

Witten, Patti, “Traditional African Masks Inspire M.F.A.’s Work,” Cornell AAP News, Issue 22, September 2017

Reindorf, Na Chainkua. “I Am (Not) Myself,” Dissolve Magazine, Issue 3, February 2017. 

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