ARABA OPOKU

BIOGRAPHY

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.

Solo Exhibition
2022 (Upcoming) ADA\ contemporary art gallery, Accra, Ghana

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 ‘Afrifem artxfeminism’ Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana ‘

Art Fairs
2021  Kó Gallery, ART X Lagos

Portrait of the artist. Courtesy of the artist.