Ibrahim Mahama Ghana

2020 Principal Prince Claus Laureate

Ibrahim Mahama is a visual artist who is actively involved in improving social conditions. His powerful artworks use provocative materials and sites to examine and expose histories, uphold the role of labour, challenge authorities and criticise mismanagement of resources. Directly addressing lack of opportunities and facilities in his home region, he has set up an open­ access cultural centre and other social projects providing employment, education, studio space and creative activities.

Ibrahim Mahama Photo White Cube George Darrell

Photo credit: White Cube George Darrell