Nii Obodai [ - Present ]

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Nii Obodai (b. 1968) is based in Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique. He works with photography, audio, and text and is particularly interested in photography as a medium for recording and celebrating the unseen and the everyday in Africa. Working primarily with black and white photography over the last two decades, his work encompasses portraiture and ethereal landscapes. His deep interest in how the past is remembered stems in part from aphantasia, a condition which prevents him from forming images in his mind. In 1998, he co-established Nuku Café in Accra, which evolved into Nuku Studio and later the eponymous Nuku Photo Festival, Ghana’s first photography festival.

Nii Obodai’s work has been exhibited internationally, notably in the Addis Ababa Festival, the Guggenheim Museum and the Bamako Encounters.

Publications

Nii Kwei’s Day

Zetaheal


Selected Artwork

Three works from the series ‘Portraits As We Are/Who Knows Tomorrow’
If you wish to see more from the collection contact [email protected]


Selected Artwork

Three works from the series ‘1966/Who Knows Tomorrow’
If you wish to see more from the collection contact [email protected]


Selected Artwork

Three works from the series ‘Messengers of Gods’
If you wish to see more from the collection contact [email protected]