selfportraitsofcolor: Zohra Opoku, b. Germany…


Zohra Opoku, b. Germany, 1976
Selfportraits: Sassa, Rhododendron, Cyperus Papyrus, Pyracantha, Wisteria, Ficus Carica
Ghana (2015)
Pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag

The artist’s website says:

Zohra Opoku is a German/Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Accra.

With a keen and disciplined eye for textile and design, Opoku employees installation, sculpture, and photography at the helm of her practice. She conceptualizes West African traditions, spirituality, the thread of family lineage as they relate to self authorship and the politics of her hybrid identity. A globalized social consumption and the commodification of all things African are a driving force in what she sees as the nemesis of her thesis, and the relevance of cultural credentials within this state of being.