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2021-05-24 | New award winner Bernard Akoi-Jackson

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We are so pleased that in the celebration of our 30th anniversary, Bernard Akoi-Jackson has arrived from Ghana in the Thami Mnyele Foundation residency in Amsterdam! Akoi-Jackson has been invited by one of our partners the Amsterdam Museum to work on de 'Gouden Koets ‘project in the Amsterdam Museum. The exhibition will open in the Amsterdam Museum around 18th June 2021.

Bernard Akoi-Jackson (1979) is a Ghanaian academic, artist and writer. He is known for projects that are in continual metamorphosis. His art works are mostly performative or pseudo-rituals. His writings are focused on the development of contemporary African, Ghanaian visual arts and culture in poetic and jovial manner. He is known as a proverbial jester or Esu using critical absurdity to move between installations, dance and poetry, video, and photography. He blends post-colonial African identities through transient and makeshift memorials.

Bernard Akoi-Jackson participated in the Thami Mnyele Foundation residency program and in a Blikopener program of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2014.
Photo Credit: Kelvin Haizel

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