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In Studio With An Award Winning Artist

Accra, Ghana
$120 per guest

The Breakdown
Start Time
12:00 PM
4 hours
Insider Level
Activity Level
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Why you should do this
Zohra Opoku is a German/Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Accra. With a keen and disciplined eye for textile and design, Opoku employs installation, sculpture, and photography at the helm of her practice. She conceptualizes West African traditions, spirituality, the thread of family lineage. You'll see first hand how Zohra creates her work, get insights into pieces, and then have the opportunity to join her for intimate studio visits with her contemporaries who have chosen Accra as their base for inspiration and creation.
What's included
    Meet Your Curator

    Zohra Opoku is a globally recognized artist of German and Ghanaian descent based in Accra. She recently won the floor prize at the Armory Art Fair in New York and is sought out by collectors from around the world. She examines the political, historical, cultural, and socio-economic influences in the formation of personal identities, particularly in the context of contemporary Ghana. Her practice centers around textiles and traditional Ghanaian dress codes, which have been an inherent part of the country’s identity and industry throughout West Africa’s complex history and serve as vehicles for her to connect to the abstraction of identity in a tangible way. Her experiences center around exploring her work intimately and also connecting to the way she explores Accra her home.
    In Studio With An Award Winning Artist
    Accra, Ghana
    Hosted By
    Zohra Opoku

    A closer look at In Studio With An Award Winning Artist

    Here's What We'll Be Doing

    1. Zohra Opuku is one of the most awarded contemporary artists in Africa most recently winning the coveted booth prize at the 2017 Armory Show in NYC. Observe and learn about Zohra's creative process and the story behind her work while sipping on wine collected from Zohra's travels around the world.
    2. A combination of home grown and relocated artists and a growing gallery scene is making Ghana a hotspot for African Contemporary Art. Zohra will take you on personal studio visits with some of her peers working across mediums like sculpture, painting, performance, and photography giving you an inside perspective on what is making the space an interesting one for novice art appreciation and serious collectors alike.
    3. To end your experience you'll visit Gallery 1957, Zohra's representation in Ghana and enjoy wine or cocktails as you discuss your experience.

    Where we'll meet

    Where We'll Meet
    West Legon, Accra, Ghana

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