Ishola Akpo at Bamako Encounters 2022

Sabrina Amrani is pleased to annouce Ishola Akpo’s participation in Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the Mali biennial dedicated to African photography and video, in the event’s thirteenth edition, taking place between October 20, 2022, and December 20, 2022. 

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Benin discovers its art of yesterday and today (FRENCH)

Exhibition "Benin Art of yesterday and today, from Restitution to Revelation: Royal Treasures and Contemporary Art of Benin" | The artists gives body and life to fantasies and legends by giving them a materiality and by engraving them in a fidelity. The representation of women, in their amplified attributions, is one of their lines of force. Under the tools of Ishola Akpo the ladies of power, holy messengers and goddesses. The place given to them by the artists is that of transmitters of memory and history.

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Anaïs Viand interviews Ishola Akpo for Fisheye

“Reinvesting history is a way of taming it. Making it more personal, more poetic”, says Beninese artist Ishola Akpo. The photographer has chosen to pay tribute to African queens – figures History has forgotten. With Agbara Women and Traces d’une reine (Traces of a queen), he investigates a complex past where the notion of power is synonymous with resistance and fragility. 

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Frieze | Africa Is No Island at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al- Maaden (MACAAL)

‘Africa is no Island’ presents an ambitious survey of photography that draws on the work of 23 African, diasporic and non-African photographers. Curated by the collective Afrique in Visu (Lisbon- based Jeanne Mercier and Baptiste de Ville d’Avray, here collaborating with curator Madeleine de Colnet), ‘Africa is no Island’ profitably brings together work intellectually rooted in journalistic, historical and anthropological enquiry. 

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BBC NEWS | Lagos photography festival's colorful selection on African identity

The LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria convened renowned photographers from around the world with some connection to Africa to take on the continent's identity. Ishola Akpo took the best images of her grandmother in a series that attempted to show the relevance of the theme of dowry and arranged marriages in African culture.

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Ishola Akpo on ARTISTIK

The artist Ishola Akpo talks about his work in ARTISTIK, SIKKA TELEVISION.