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Larry Achiampong: Artist Talk

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 6 PM to 7 PM


A conversation with Larry Achiampong on collaborations and the immaterial

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art presents an artist talk with Larry Achiampong. During this talk, Achiampong will discuss his exhibition with Victoria Carrasco, co-curator of the exhibition Relic Traveller: Where You and I Come From, We Know That We Are Not Here Forever.

The conversation will focus on Achiampong’s collaborative projects and the theme of immateriality within Relic Traveller. Guests will also participate in the conversation.

Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, producer of the Relic film series by Larry Achiampong
Daniel Fiset, Adjunct Curator – Engagement, PHI Foundation
Marie-Hélène Lemaire, Head of Education, PHI Foundation
Assiyah Jamilla Touré, artist et Visitor Experience Coordinator, PHI Foundation

The talk will be in English. French subtitles will be available in the upcoming weeks.



Larry achiampong portrait emile holba
Photo: Emile Holba

Larry Achiampong
Larry Achiampong’s solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance, and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural, and post-digital identity. With works that examine his communal and personal heritage—in particular, the intersection between pop culture and the postcolonial position—Achiampong crate-digs the vaults of history. These investigations examine constructions of “the self” by splicing the audible and visual materials of personal and interpersonal archives, offering multiple perspectives that reveal entrenched sociopolitical contradictions in contemporary society.

Achiampong completed a bachelor’s degree in mixed-media fine art at the University of Westminster in 2005, and a master’s in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. In 2020, he was awarded a fellowship by the Stanley Picker Gallery in London, and received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation award in recognition of his artistic practice in 2019. He lives and works in Essex and was a tutor with the photography master’s program at the Royal College of Art between 2016 and 2021. He was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2021. Achiampong currently serves on the board of trustees at Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts), facilitating the formation of art policy in the UK and internationally. He also holds a seat on the board of trustees of the Elephant Trust. Achiampong is represented by C Ø P P E R F I E L D.

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