Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Booth R4
Seattle, USA

Zohra Opoku
Born in 1976 in Altdöbern
Lives and works in Accra

Zohra Opoku, One of me I, 2017, Screenprint on canvas & cotton, jeans, black tea dye, thread, vintage Kente cloth, 227 × 173 cm
Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Zohra Opoku is a German/Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Accra. With a keen and disciplined eye for textile and design, Opoku employees installation, sculpture and photography at the helm of her practice. She conceptualizes West African traditions, spirituality, the thread of family lineage as they relate to self authorship and the politics of her hybrid identity. A globalized social consumption and the commodification of all things African are a driving force in what she sees as the nemesis of her thesis, and the relevance of cultural credentials within this state of being. Opoku has exhibited her work in association with Gallery 1957 Accra, Gallery Commune1 Capetown, CCA Lagos, Nubuke Foundation Accra, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Gallery Peter Herrmann Berlin, Musée de l’Ethnographie Bourdeaux, Guggenheim Bilbao, Broad Art Museum Michigan and Spelman Museum Atlanta. Her recent residencies include Jan van Eyck Institute Maastricht/NL, Kala Institute Berkeley/CA and Institute Sacatar Salvador da Bahia/BR. Opoku is represented by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Seattle.

Mariane Ibrahim‘s first ambition is to present to a new audience the rich and diverse artistic practice of artists of African descent. Focusing on African contemporary art, the gallery has become a powerful space of expression for the artistic and cultural revolution currently happening on the continent.

Represented Artists

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
Clay Apenouvon
Mustapha Azeroual
Jim Chuchu
Kudzanai Chiurai
Scarlett Coten
Negar Farajiani
Maïmouna Guerresi
Ayana V. Jackson
Clotilde Jiménez
Sofie Knijff
Sergio Lucena
Mwangi Hutter
Fabrice Monteiro
Jean-Claude Moschetti
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
Zohra Opoku
Sean Slemon
Lina Iris Viktor


Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, Director

Seattle, USA
608 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104