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Ibrahim Mahama Artist and founder Savannah Center for Contemporary Art

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Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian author and an artist of monumental installations. He is also the founder of Savannah Center for Contemporary Art (SCCA), Tamale, Ghana.

As an artist, Mahama has received worldwide acclaim for his large-scale installations crafted from jute sacks and other urban debris. Last year he founded the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region of Ghana.

Originally designed as a studio space for artists, the core mission of SCCA is the development and expansion of the Ghanaian art scene. Since opening, it has quickly grown into hub for research and local engagement. It has a programme of artists’ residencies and exhibitions spanning both SCCA and its sister institution, Red Clay, where Mahama has his own studio.

An internationally renowned artist, Mahama has exhibited his work widely. In 2019 alone he had solo shows at  the Whitworth in Manchester, the Norval Foundation in Cape Town, and Fondazione Giuliani in Rome. In February 2020 he was featured in the inaugural edition of the Stellenbosch Triennale.

Mahama has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture and a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Painting in from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

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