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) featuring 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 is co-editor of the monograph Ibrahim Mahama Exchange-Exchanger (1957-2057), published on the occasion of 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 also curates exhibitions and organizes discursive sessions at @thestudioaccra — an independent artist-run space in Accra. Ohene-Ayeh was guest curator for the inaugural Lagos Biennial, “Living on the Edge”, October 14th – November 22nd 2017.

 

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