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Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a writer, filmmaker, and art historian based in Accra, Ghana. She is founder and director of ANO Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Creative Director of the Ghana Institute of Photography. She has written for publications such as frieze, Manifesta, Kaleidoscope, and African Metropolitan Architecture; and shown her films at institutions like Tate Modern, UK; the New Museum, New York; LACMA, LA; and the Witte de With, Rotterdam. Her first novel will be published in 2017 by Bloomsbury. She was recently a Sacatar Fellow in Brazil, is the recipient of the 2016 AIR Award, which “seeks to honour and celebrate extraordinary African artists who are committed to producing provocative, innovative and socially-engaging work” and received the 2015 Art & Technology Award from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was recently named one of Africa’s top 50 trailblazers by The Africa Report.