Bright Ackwerh

Associate artist

Bright Ackwerh (Associate artist with the NRF/DST SARChI Chair Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme, Fine Art Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa) (born 1989) is an artist from Ghana. He is a product of the art faculty at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology where he earned a BFA and MFA in painting and sculpture.  His practice is situated in the fields of painting, illustration and street art. He is the recipient of the Kuenyehia prize for Ghanaian Contemporary art for 2016, an honour conferred on him by a jury led by professor emeritus El Anatsui. He was also named one of the top 10 artists in the 2017 ABSA L’atelier. Bright’s practice has recently been centered on investigating popular cultural production. He has exhibited his work in a number of group shows home and abroad and had his first ever solo at the Raw Spot Gallery in Grahamstown, South Africa in 2018.

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