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Ibrahim Mahama

Born in 1987, Tamale, Ghana

Lives and works in Accra, Ghana, Tamale, Ghana


Exploring themes of globalisation, economic exchange and migration, Ibrahim Mahama creates monumental installations made of materials defined by urban environments. The Ghanian artist is best known for his stitched together with jute bags, made with help of his collaborators who are usually intranational, local and urban immigrants, and echoing West African traditional use of fabrics. Mahama then drapes the stitched bags over buildings, thereby engaging with the politics of physical spaces by cr...Read more