Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh is an artist, curator and critic based in Kumasi, Ghana. His work is influenced by the “silent revolution” ongoing since 2003 in Ghana’s foremost art college at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) inspired by artist-pedagogue karî’kạchä seid’ou which has resulted in ambitious curriculum transformations from the erstwhile “epi-colonial” educational system based on the consensus of classical and early modernist European formats. This seid’ouian paradigm posits art, and by extension curating, as a universal concept that is always emerging from a “generic multiplicity” i.e. a void. The egalitarian ethos finds institutional expression in blaxTARLINES KUMASI— the experimental contemporary art incubator established at the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST, in 2015. Ohene-Ayeh’s curatorial approach is substantially informed by seid’ou’s hopefulness to “transform art from the status of commodity to gift”. Ohene-Ayeh has co-curated ‘Silence Between the Lines: Anagrams of Emancipated Futures’ (2015) and ‘Orderly Disorderly’ (2017), both organized by blaxTARLINES KUMASI. He was guest curator for the inaugural Lagos Biennial (2017) and has also curated ‘Spectacles. Speculations…’ (2018)– featuring 16 artists from Ghana, Holland and Colombia, in Kumasi. Ohene-Ayeh 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 is presently a Ph.D student at the KNUST.