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Larry
Amponsah
London
United Kingdom

Larry Amponsah (b. 1989, Accra-Ghana) is a multi-media artist whose practice investigates traditional modes of image- making whilst employing unconventional strategies of production to look at the contemporary politics of imagery. He received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2018) after studying for an MFA in Chinese Traditional Painting at Jiangsu University China (2016) and gaining his BFA in Painting at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana (2015). Larry who currently lives and works in London was previously a Trustee of The Kuenyehia Art Trust in Ghana, shortlisted for the 2019 Dentons Art Prize, and recently won the Be Smart About Art Award in 2019.

Recent solo exhibitions include: When A stone Cracks We Don’t Stitch (curated by Katherine Finerty), 50 Golborne Gallery — London (2019); The Open City of Many Gods Billboard, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2019) and Imaginary Direction of Time, The Fine Art Gallery, CSU-Pueblo Hoag Hall, Colorado (2018). Recent group exhibitions include A Collective Intimacy (within Theaster Gates’s installation Black Image Corporation) presented by Prada, The Vinyl Factory & The Showroom — 180 The Strand — London (2019); 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Group Exhibition, 50 Golborne Gallery, London (2019); Young Masters Art Prize, Shortlist Exhibition, London (2019); DEAR, Dyson Gallery, RCA Battersea, London (2019); DAMNED IF I DO... DAMNED IF I DON’T for Open Space’s: Of Hosts & Guests, Pushkin House, London (2019); FBA Futures Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2019); SURGE, East Wing Biennial 13, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2018); YOUNG GUNS, Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery, London (2018); Open House CCA, Delfina Foundation, London (2017); What is your local word for 'Smile'?, ArtXanady's Pop-up Gallery, Labone, Ghana (2016); and The Gown Must Go To Town, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra (2015), amongst others.

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