On February 19, 2022, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA at VCU) will open the first solo exhibition by Ghanaian artist Gideon Appah. Appah is a young painter who incorporates Ghanaian cultural ephemera and imagination into his work, which responds to contemporary Ghanaian culture through newspaper clippings, entertainment posters, and films from the ’70s-’80s This exhibition will be largely comprised of newly commissioned work and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.
Accra, Ghana’s Noldor Artist Residency, established this past November with an inaugural four-week residency awarded to emerging Ghanian artist Emmanuel Taku, has announced that it is adding a yearlong program for junior and senior fellows and that it will be occupying a 7,500-square foot space in a former pharmaceutical warehouse in the city’s burgeoning Labadi arts district. The fellowship program is aimed at emerging and midcareer contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora, with the intent of helping them collectively deepen their practices, while fostering a sense of community. Additionally, the organization hopes to launch its junior fellows into the primary art market via representation by a commercial gallery.