Theresah Ankomah

Theresah Ankomah (b. 1989 Accra, Ghana) is an artist who lives and works in Accra, Ghana. She holds MFA and BFA (Sculpture) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. In 2017, she won the first runner up prize of the prestigious Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art. Her artistic practice is expressed through performative installation. Theresah has been working with kenaf woven baskets (used for storing onions), strings, ropes, raffia and royal palm leaves (used for making of hats) as her principal material to investigate the complexities of ‘craft’ in relation to trade and how underpinning issues of geopolitics, gender and capitalism resonate in the everyday usage of these materials and objects.