Silence Between The Lines


Silence between the Lines: Anagrams of emancipated Futures

Contemporary Art Centre, KNUST

Ɛyε | Contemporary Art Ghana

19–23 February, 2015

‘Silence between the Lines’ is a thoughtful selection of artists who are at the centre of an emergent wave of contemporary art in Ghana. Their varied visions, radical in their conception and execution, can be understood as anagrams of a transformative future.

Contemporary art in Ghana is experiencing new international attention. The new attention
is fuelled by the growing importance of the Kumasi College of Art as a leading hub of contemporary art in Ghana and West Africa. This show celebrates this new international success and is the first major exhibition of its kind in Kumasi.

Among the 17 artists on show are Ibrahim Mahama, Dorothy Amenuke and Bernard Akoi-Jackson who are key features in international and global scale exhibitions and projects in such venues as the Saatchi Gallery, Stedelijk Museum,  the 1:54  Contemporary Art Fair
and upcoming Biennales.

‘Silence between the Lines’ will open on 19th February 2015 from 6:30–9pm. It will continue to be on show from 20–23 February 2015.

Please see curatorial statement here.

Participating Artists:

Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Dorothy Amenuke, Gideon Asmah, Lawrence Baganiah, Edwin Bodjawah, Yaw Brobbey Kyei, Eugene Edzorho, Fiatsi Elikem Va-Bene, Adjo Kisser, Farouk Ameen Kudos Haajar, Ibrahim Mahama, Emmanuel Opoku Manu, Yaw Owusu, Emmanuel Kwaku Pianim, Jeremiah Quarshie, Mavis Tetteh-Ocloo, kąrî’kạchä seid’ou


Organising Team:

Artistic Director: kąrî’kạchä seid’ou

Curatorial Team: Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh (IUB), Robin Riskin, Bernard Akoi-Jackson

Organiser: Ɛyε | Contemporary Art Ghana (Niels Staats)

Support Team: Kwaku Kissiedu-Boafo, George Ampratwum (Contemporary Art Centre, College of Art, KNUST)



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