Ibrahim Mahama

Born in 1987 in Tamale, Ghana, Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanian artist and author best known for his wall-based artworks and monumental art installations. Mahama explores how labor and capital are expressed in everyday materials in his works of art. He was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

Ibrahim Mahama is well known for his heavy focus on ordinary objects and jute sacks used initially to ferry cocoa but are currently part of coal-transporting vessels. Each jute sack in his installations is embellished with local patterned fabrics and inscribed with names.

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