Bernard Akoi-Jackson is a Curator for the Stellenbosch Triennale. He is a Ghanaian artist who lives and works from Tema/Accra/Kumasi. His multi-disciplinary, audience-implicating installations and performative “pseudo-rituals”, have featured in exhibitions like An Age of Our Own Making (Reflection II) in Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark (June 2016); Silence Between The Lines in Kumasi (2015); Material Effects, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, East Lansing, USA (November 2015); WATA don PASS: Looking West, CCA, Lagos and Lillith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden (May 2015); Time, Trade and Travel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; and Nubuke Foundation, East Legon, Accra, Ghana (August – October 2012 and November 2012 – February 2013).
He has curated exhibitions with blaxTARLINES KUMASI, KNUST, most prominent being Cornfields in Accra (2016) and Orderly Disorderly (2017).
Akoi-Jackson holds a PhD in Painting and Sculpture from the College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi where he lectures with particular interest in disruption and the revolutionary potential in contemporary art practice. He curated the inaugural exhibition: “Galle Winston Kofi Dawson: In Pursuit of something ‘Beautiful’, perhaps…” at the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art in Tamale, Ghana.