Center for Experimental Ethnography: Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi, Multimedia Ghanaian Artist & Scholar

Still of Performance. “x in Red.” Photo Courtesy Artist (Photo by Patrick Nii Okanta Ankrah).
05 Dec 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Penn Museum, Room 438
Special Lunch Presentation

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Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi (preferred pronoun "sHe/it") who performs under the name crazinisT artisT, is a Ghanaian-Togolese multimedia installation and performance artist and is coming to Philly the week of Dec 1-6. Vab's artwork and scholarship explores vulnerability and survival, the persistent violence of colonial-Christian regimes of gender and colorism, and experiences of abjection in Ghana and global South border-zones. Vab's work has been extensively covered by international media in African Arts, CNN, BBC, Harper's BazaarOkayAfrica, CCQ, Diario de Regiao, Apollo, and many other venues. sHe/it has exhibited and worked as an artist-in-residence in prominent institutions across the globe, including New York, Nigeria, Switzerland, Cape Verde, Germany, Brazil, England, Portugal and others.

Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi poster

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