Winfred Nana Amoah
Winfred Nana Amoah is a Ghanaian artist based in Hohoe. His practice includes acrylic paintings, textiles, used credit cards, newspapers, and plastic bags. Amoah uses these materials to explore personal identities and community belonging, particularly in the contemporary Ghanaian context. His mixed-media series depicts the faces of some Hohoe-dwelling people. The face, as a universal concept, is a communicative event. Seeing these faces, we are left to be ‘accomplices’ in making meaning of these pro-communicative gestures. We see they smile, and we assume that they are happy. When they are stern, we wonder what they might be thinking. Amoah has previously exhibited in the Evolution of Science (2019) exhibition at the Museum of Science and Technology in Accra and This Exhibition is Untitled (2020) at Nubuke Foundation in Accra.