Lives & Works in Accra, Ghana
Theresah Ankomah pushes the boundaries of art by exploring the intricacies of weaving and craft in relation to issues of geopolitics, consumerism, gender, identity, and capitalism. Through performative installations, sculpture, weaving, photography, basketry painting, and printmaking, Ankomah delves into the profound meanings embedded within everyday objects.
Ankomah's artistic process involves assembling and disassembling woven objects, collaging and joining materials to create a disjointed yet cohesive body of work. Her practice goes beyond the confines of traditional aesthetics, challenging preconceived notions and examining the social and political dimensions of craft. By appropriating individual weaves from diverse encounters and narratives, she creates a rich tapestry of stories and experiences.
Her innovative approach and thought-provoking exploration of weaving have garnered attention, including being featured in curator Erin Christovale's top ten highlights of 2021 for Art Forum's December issue as part of the Hammer Museum's selection. She achieved first and second runner up at the Kuenyehia Art Prize for Contemporary Art in 2017, and the Inaugural Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize in Africa in 2021, respectively.
Theresah Ankomah will be presented by The African Art Hub.