Rufai Zakari (b. 1990, Ghanaian), an artist based in Accra and Bawku, examines consumerism, environmental pollution, labour and trade, and the perils of industrialisation in the contemporary Ghanaian society. His art practice involves using found objects including plastic bags, food packages and plastic bottles. He is the founder of the Bawku-based Rujab Eco-art Foundation.

Zakari has previously exhibited in CirculArt: A Sustainable Art Exhibition (2019), Casa Trasacco, Accra; Violence Against Woman Group Art (2018), Accra-Ghana; Yoomo Be Ga Recycle Art Exhibition (2017), Museum of Science and Technology, Accra; Nima Muhinmanchi Art (NMA) (2012) Group Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Accra among others.


  • Title: Melanin II
  • Creator: Rufai Zakari
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: Accra, Ghana
  • Physical Dimensions: 107x 84 cm
  • Original Source: Nubuke Foundation
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • Medium: Single used plastics, water and beverage packaging

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