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Born Tamale, Ghana, 1987
Lives and works in Accra, Ghana

EDUCATION

2013

  • MFA Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana

2010

  • BFA Painting, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Check Point Prosfygikam, documenta 14, Athens
  • Inside the White Cube: Fragments, White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK

2016

  • Fracture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
  • Food Distribution Corporation, Artist’s Rooms at K21 Ständehaus, Dusseldorf, Germany

2015

  • Ibrahim Mahama / Edson Chagas, Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy

2014

  • Ibrahim Mahama, Ellis King Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2013

  • Kawokudi, Coal Sack Installation, Accra, Ghana
  • Nima, Coal Sack Installation, Accra, Ghana
  • Adum, Coal Sack Installation, Railway Station, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jute, What Is Art?, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Cannon Wax, Jamestown, Accra, Ghana

2012

  • Sisala Coal Market, Coal Sack Installation, Newtown, Accra, Ghana
  • Trading Identities, Installation, MFA Block, Kumasi Ghana

2011

  • The colonized body, Installation, Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana

2010

  • Class and Identity, Installation, K.N.U.S.T, Kumasi Ghana

2009

  • Purity? Cultures of display, Installation, Bomso, Kumasi, Ghana

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

2016

  • Cornfields in Accra, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana
  • An Age of Our Own Making, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Material Effects, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

2015

  • The Gown Must Go To Town, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana
  • Out of Bounds, All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
  • Broken English, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK
  • Panagaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2014

  • Pangaea New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Masked and Unmasked, Dak’Art OFF, Saint Louis, Senegal

2011

  • Illumination, Installation, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana

2009

  • Hatching Out, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana

AWARDS, HONOURS AND RESIDENCIES

2017

  • DAAD Berliner künstler programm des daad Residency, Berlin, Germany
  • Future Generations Art Prize, Shortlist, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Occupy Atopos Residency, Athens, Greece

2015

  • OFKOB Residency, Ofoase Kokobeng, Ghana

2014

  • OFKOB Residency, Ofoase Kokobeng, Ghana

2013

  • Gasworks Residency, London, UK
  • OFKOB Residency, Ofoase Kokobeng, Ghana

2012

  • Hilmsen Residency, Hilmsen, Germany

2010

  • Paa Kwame Award, Department of Painting, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana