i Won to Know Agyeman Ossei

Agyeman Ossei’s cross-disciplinary practice examines the linkage between the symbolic, semiotic and metaphysical in art. He dialogically relates painting, collage, and sculpture as mediums of expanding Asante's linguistic proverbial and philosophical ideas. 

His works celebrate cultural classics (literature, poetry, etc) and memorialize them through carving, modeling, painting, and drama. He has translated and adapted literary works into theatre plays: notably “The Beautiful Ones are Not Yet Born” (2006) and “Osiris Rising” (2017) by the poet, novelist, and scholar Ayi Kwei Armah. Ossei has served as artistic director for Abibigromma theater group, University of Ghana, Legon (2005-2009), Ag. Executive Director of the National Theater of Ghana (April 2012 to March 2014) and Head of Department of Theater Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon from 1st August 2014 until his voluntary retirement in 2017. In 2017 he participated in the contemporary art exhibition “Orderly Disorderly” organized by blaxTARLINES KUMASI at the Museum of Science & Technology in Accra.

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