Profile of Bernard Akoi-Jackson


Bernard Akoi-Jackson is a Ghanaian artist who lives and works from Tema/Accra/Kumasi. His multi-disciplinary, audience-implicating installations and performative pseudo-rituals, have featured in exhibitions like “An Age of Our Own Making (Reflection II),” Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark, (2016); “Silence Between The Lines” in Kumasi (2015), “Material Effects”, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum. MSU, East Lansing, USA (2015), “WATA don PASS: Looking West” CCA, Lagos and Lillith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden (2015) and “Time, Trade and Travel”, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Nubuke Foundation, East Legon, Accra, Ghana (August – October 2012 and November 2012 – February 2013). 

He has curated exhibitions with blaxTARLINES KUMASI, KNUST, most prominent being “Cornfields in Accra”, (2016) and “Orderly Disorderly”, (2017). He has recently completed a PhD Studio in Painting and Sculpture at the College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Akoi-Jackson has currently joined the faculty in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST with a particular interest in moments of disruption that have revolutionary potential in contemporary art practice. Akoi-Jackson participates in a panel discussion themed “Spectacles. Speculations: In Terms of Images”.

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