Bernice Ameyaw: Gathering and Fabricating Disused Objects

A snapshot of the times we live in.

By Nubuke Foundation

Bernice Ameyaw Nubuke Foundation

An interview with Ghanaian artist Bernice Ameyaw at The Nubuke Foundation.

Chosen Among the Lot (2020) by Bernice AmeyawOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Bernice Ameyaw was born in 1993 and lives in Kasoa and Kumasi, Ghana. In 2017, she graduated with a BFA in Painting and Sculpture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

Compressor (2020) by Bernice AmeyawOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Bernice Ameyaw’s installations thrive on gathering and fabricating disused objects. In the time of COVID-19 when we are physically distancing, the idea of gathering remains ever pertinent.

The Collector Series (2020) by Bernice AmeyawOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

By not gathering, we lose the shape and rhythm of our communities. Even at the risk of being mundane, the hope is that gatherings will become possible (again).

Bernice Ameyaw's sketches (2020)Original Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Bernice Ameyaw's work is informed by her imaginative sketches and found objects. Her installations are composed by waste including car parts, utensils and scrap metals.

Bernice Ameyaw's sketches (2020)Original Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Chosen Among the Lot (2020) by Bernice AmeyawOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

She investigates the past life of the scrap materials and transforms them into artworks that reflect on society.

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