Araba Opoku (born 1998) is a Ghanaian multi-disciplinary artist. Opoku’s body of work ranges from dreamy abstract paintings to more specific projects, from her self-reflective works exploring distorted concepts of memory and experience to referencing socio-economic issues such as the challenges in Ghana over the lack of water and the mental health issues within individuals and families frameworks. Opoku takes a textile-like approach to painting, merging various forms and colours from the world around her onto her canvases.
Opoku is the recipient of the first Yaa Asantwewaa Art Prize 2021. She is also a 2022 Junior Fellow of the Noldor Residency.
2022: ‘Come Hell or High Water’, ADA\ contemporary art gallery, Accra, Ghana
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020: ‘Afrifem artxfeminism’ Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana ‘
2021 Kó Gallery, ART X Lagos
Portrait of the artist.Courtesy of The Noldor Residency.