Artists | Akirash

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

Ghana
Akirash

 Akirash Akirash is born in Nigeria, he studied at the "Institute of Textile, Technology, Arts and Design (ITTAD)" in Lagos and he is living in Accra, Ghana. In his works he experiments different media: paintings, assemblage, sculpture and performance, and they are often related with social thematics.

We went to the studio to ask him some questions about his work and his experience in Amsterdam.
The studio was completely absorbed in his colourful works. Around 10 big canvas were hanging, with bright colors and lot of small objects sewed on them (as for example an Amsterdam tram ticket, beer tops and more). In fact when Akirash travels he tries to get inspired by the place that he visits, without having a previews plan.That is why his last two paintings made in Amsterdam are inspired one by the importance of the bike in the city, and the other one by the Amsterdam World Cup Celebration on the 13th of July 2010.
This paintings-assemblage are a mix of recognizable element of the city enriched by his personal impressions of it.

"My works are in form of psychological finding, expression, experiment, research, through the world of creativity ideas which brings discussions, debates and talks among lots the people without the conventional ink on paper. it opens the eyes of humanity to the spirit of triumphs of life even for one day. my work call attention to those moments. All my life I have loved sharing my creative ideals and thoughts with young talents. My works are assembling, attaching, glue, paints, and its addresses education, social life, culture, political, economy, performances and above all environmental issues."

Akirash links

www.artwithakirash.com

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.