Larry Achiampong’s solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity – in particular, dichotomies found within a world dominated by social media and digital frameworks.
Achiampong’s recent residencies include Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle; Praksis, Oslo; The British Library/Sound & Music, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; and Primary, Nottingham. He’s currently artist in residence at Somerset House Studios (London) and is a current recipient of the Artist’s Bursary Scheme with Artsadmin (London). Achiampong is currently exhibiting artwork in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, and is displaying his flag commission atop of Somerset House until late January 2018. He has also been selected for the fourth iteration of Prospect New Orleans’ international art exhibition, Prospect.4 (P.4).
Achiampong (b. 1984, UK) completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster (2005) and an MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art (2008). He lives and works in London.