Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh is an artist based in Kumasi, Ghana. He articulates his ideas through writing, installation, site-specific and curatorial projects. He permanently works with blaxTARLINES KUMASI – the project space and contemporary art incubator at the department of Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and serves as a member of the institution’s curatorial team who have organized large scale end-of-year contemporary art exhibitions in Ghana – the most recent of which is Orderly Disorderly (2017) which features 106 artists (fresh graduates, alumni and special guest artists including Professor Ablade Glover, Dr. S. K. Amenuke, Ibrahim Mahama, Bright Ackwerh, Dorothy Amenuke, Kofi Dawson, Agyeman Ossei, and K.K Broni). Ohene-Ayeh co-edited the monograph Ibrahim Mahama Exchange-Exchanger (1957-2057), published on the occasion of Ibrahim Mahama’s participation in documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, 2017. He is an ICI Curatorial Intensive alumnus and has participated in residencies in Senegal (Àsìkò International Art School organized by CCA-Lagos), UK (Gasworks), Colombia (Lugar a dudas) and USA (The Village of Arts and Humanities). He is also a member of Exit Frame – a loose collective made up of five contemporary artists from Ghana who actively engage the milieu in reflexive discourses on art with a disposition to responding to global systems of cultural production through public art projects, events, writings and publications. Ohene-Ayeh is a guest curator for the inaugural edition of the Lagos Biennial, “Living on the Edge”, happening from October 14th to November 22nd 2017.

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