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Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh is an artist, curator and critic based in Kumasi, Ghana. He has co-curated ‘Silence Between the Lines: Anagrams of Emancipated Futures’ (2015) and ‘Orderly Disorderly’ (2017), both organized by blaxTARLINES KUMASI and was guest curator for the inaugural Lagos Biennial (2017). Ohene-Ayeh also curated ‘Spectacles. Speculations…’ (2018)– featuring 16 artists from Ghana, Holland and Colombia, in Kumasi. He is co-curator of the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters: Biennale of African Photography themed “Streams of Consciousness” (November 30th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020) and a Ph.D student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.
This April, ICI organizes the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Accra, Ghana, in collaboration with Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana (FCA).read more »
Curatorial Intensive alum Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh discusses his practice in the context of Ghana’s contemporary art scene.read more »