Larry Achiampong’s solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas of cross-cultural and post-digital identity. Achiampong has exhibited, performed and presented projects within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern, London; Hauptbahnhof (dOCUMENTA 13), Kassel; The British Film Institute, London; Modern Art Oxford, Oxford; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation, Accra; and The Mistake Room, Los Angeles. Larry Achiampong (UK) completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster (2005) and a MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art (2008). He lives and works in London.
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Image: Cloud, Live Performance, Tate Modern, London, 2013. Image: Ana Escoba