Akwasi Bediako Afrane Mentorship Awards recipient

Akwasi Afrane Portrait Picture
2016 Ghosts In Shells Exhibition Photo by Anwar Sadat
2016 TRONSFORMATION workshop Photo by Anwar Sadat


  • Building Beyond


  • Artistic Research
  • Video Art
  • Visual Art


  • Ghana

Akwasi Bediako Afrane is an artist living and working in Kumasi, Ghana. Akwasi’s works explore the idea of augmentation between technological gadgets, humans and the environment. He works with electronic gadgets which he refers to as “amputees”. Akwasi refashions and repurposes these amputees into anti-machines he refers to as TRONS, which become potential platforms and media for reflection, engagement, and interactions. His current fascination with the lifecycle of these electronic gadgets has led him on a path of retelling narratives of Africa’s contribution within our fast-advancing technological world by mode of artistic workshops and documentary filmmaking.

Akwasi received his BFA and MFA from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, where he is also currently pursuing his PhD at the Department of Painting and Sculpture. In 2020, he was selected as one of the top three finalists for the Henrike Grohs Art Award.

2019 Akwasi Afrane Enter the TRONS Image by Anwar Sadat