John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah: the film-maker exposing the colonial adventures of microorganisms and more

The Venice Biennale-bound artist discusses his latest video work exploring the so-called Columbian exchange and tells us why his films owe a debt to cinema but are “rendered slightly strange”

Curator named for John Akomfrah's British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Tarini Malik, formerly of the Whitechapel Gallery and the Hayward Gallery, will seek to "extend the reach" of Akomfrah's work at a "critical, transitional moment" for the UK's visual sector

John Akomfrah to represent Britain at 2024 Venice Biennale

The British-Ghanaian artist is well known for searing video installations examining issues ranging from climate change to colonialism

Awardsnews

Tate Modern chief Frances Morris and artist John Akomfrah recognised in UK New Year Honours list

Grayson Perry is made a knight while Turner prize nominee Ingrid Pollard gets an MBE

A brush with... John Akomfrah

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Jackson Pollock to Virginia Woolf

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Can art bring the walls down? Washington DC show explores the migrant experience

Exhibition at the Phillips Collection is curated by Massimiliano Gioni and will include works by Arshile Gorky, Mona Hatoum and Vija Celmins

John Akomfrah digs into history’s darkness at the New Museum

The British film-maker’s first US museum survey at the New Museum shows that he is one of the most forceful and stirring artists of the day—and one of our best social archaeologists

Family feud forgotten as Thyssen-Bornemisza plans contemporary shows

Madrid museum's collector-trustees, Carmen Cervera and Francesca von Habsburg, turn conflict into collaboration