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Ibrahim Mahama in conversation with Dr Gabriella Nugent (UEA)

  • 4 April 2024 6.00pm - 7.15pm
  • Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle, NR1 3JU
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This is a free event! Please email museums@norfolk.gov.uk to reserve your place.

Join us for an exclusive event with the internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama. Mahama will be joined in conversation by Dr Gabriella Nugent, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of East Anglia.

Born in 1987, Mahama lives and works between Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana. Known for his large-scale jute sack installations, Mahama's work explores themes of commodity, migration and globalisation. Since 2019, he has opened three cultural institutions in Tamale – Red Clay Studio, Savannah Centre for Contemporary Arts and Nkrumah Volini. These institutions operate as exhibition and education centres and artist studios. They are Mahama’s contribution to the development and expansion of the contemporary art scene in Ghana.

The talk follows Norwich Castle’s acquisition of Mahama’s C-prints in 2022. A series of 8 photographic C-prints, which were acquired by the Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund at Frieze, are now part of the museum’s collection and are on display throughout 2024. This marks the first acquisition of works by Mahama for a UK institution. Mahama is in the UK to launch his new work, Purple Hibiscus, which opens at the Barbican on 10 April 2024.

Please email museums@norfolk.gov.uk to reserve your place.
Event hosted by Amanda Geitner.

6.00pmTalk in the Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle
7.15pmEvent Close
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