“Créer dans l’art ce qui manque dans la réalité… . »
Zohra Opoku (DE/GH) is an Accra-based versatile artist whose work employs media including installations, photography and video to explore the sophistication of textile cultures in disparate spaces targeting fashion’s political and psychological role and socio-cultural dynamics in relation to African history and individualistic or societal identities.
She is employing metaphors of repetition and disguise in her portrait series TEXTURES and SIDESPECIFIC presented in specifically identified locations. (Source: zohraopoku.com)
Her subjects of interest are the aesthetic statements in textile cultures related to African history, and movements between Africa and its diaspora. Through their trends and traditions, Opoku highlights the important role clothes play in shaping individual and societal identities. (Source: www.africanah.org)