Mr. Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh

Assistant Research Fellow

Dept: Painting and Sculpture
Opoku Ware II Museum

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Ohene-Ayeh's research interests span curating, new materiality, art history, critical theory, art criticism, philosophy, and emancipatory pedagogy....~more

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Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh is a curator and critic based in Kumasi, Ghana. He is a member of the Exit Frame Collective who are, besides artistic and curatorial projects, intervening in the intellectual infrastructure of professional art practice in Ghana by initiating the annual 12-day peer-to-peer intensive professional development program, CritLab, in partnership with Foundation for Contemporary Art - Ghana, blaxTARLINES KUMASI and Savanna Center for Contemporary Art, Tamale. The programme is designed for artists, critics and curators. Ohene-Ayeh co-edited the monograph Ibrahim Mahama, Exchange-Exchanger (1957-2057) in 2017. He is curator of ‘Spectacles. Speculations…’ (2018) in Kumasi and was guest curator for the inaugural Lagos Biennial in 2017. He was a member of the faculty of the Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in Accra (2017), and for the Lagos Biennial Curatorial Intensive Programme, held during the 2019 Lagos Biennial.

Ohene-Ayeh also led the curatorial team for Akutia: Blindfolding the Sun and the Poetics of Peace (A Retrospective of Agyeman Ossei ‘Dota’) in Tamale, Ghana (2020-2021) and co-curated the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters: Biennale of African Photography in Mali (2019-2020). He is recipient of the ACASA Award for Curatorial Excellence in 2021 and is Artistic Advisor for the 59th Venice Biennale (International Art Exhibition in 2022), under the artistic direction of the curator Cecilia Alemani. He actively publishes articles on his blog: .

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