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.
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.