Biography

LARRY ACHIAMPONG

Larry Achiampong is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern; London, Hauptbahnhof (dOCUMENTA 13); Kassel, Iniva; London, ICA; London, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project Space; London Westergasfabriek; Amsterdam, Ausland; Berlin, and the Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation; Accra.  Larry Achiampong’s practice uses live performance, imagery and sound to explore representations of identity in the post digital age and the dichotomies found within a world dominated by cut-copy-paste facebook/tumblr/youtube-based cultures; in doing he I too becomes absorbed by this phenomena, as a ‘Data Thief’ he crate-digs the vaults of history, splicing the audible and visual qualities of the personal and interpersonal archive-as-material. Via his alternate egos such as the mythical, tortured soul that lives in a dystopian parallel life called ‘Black Ph03nix’ and the seemingly funny, yet silently-uncomfortable, familiar, alien-like form known as ‘Cloudface’, Achiampong’s work presents multiple personalities that reveal the socio-political contradictions in contemporary identity.
Larry Achiampong lives and works in London, where he completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster in 2005 and an MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art in 2008.

Discography

In Larry Achiampong’s own words: The album ‘Meh Mogya’ came into existence through an initial idea to create an artwork that traces my audible heritage. With my origins leading to Ghana I decided to look into the legacy of Highlife…

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MORE MOGYA wasn’t supposed to happen. Larry isn’t much of a fan of sequels (apart from Terminator 2 and Street Fighter 2), but he had unfinished business…. MEH MOGYA focused on an electric, big-band sound of Highlife music whereas MORE…

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