Ato Annan

Ato Annan is an artist based in Accra, Ghana. With an interest in painting, installation, sound and video, he combines his artistic practice with curating projects with the Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana [FCA-Ghana]. Annan has been involved in many projects that diversify the field of contemporary art by offering tools to artists to enable them to participate in rigorous idea and research-based practices. These have been done through collaborations with the Global Critic Clinics, Independent Curators International and the Asiko International Art Residency of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos. He is a member of the Exit Frame Collective, which consists of Adwoa Amoah, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Kelvin Haizel and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh. The collective operates within the surplus of the collision between art and pedagogy. He was also one of the lead facilitators for the inaugural edition of CritLab, a project initiated by FCA-Ghana in partnership with Exit Frame Collective, blaxTARLINES KUMASI and SCCA Tamale. In the framework of decoso, Ohene-Ayeh collectively works on the study Reflexive Tema and Global Elsewheres, enabled through the “Deviant Practice” Research Fellowship of Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven.

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