The third instalment of Ghana’s prestigious art prize, the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art has announced its ten finalists.
The finalists are Priscilla Owusu Mensah, Andrew Torsu, Sela Adjei, Elsie Tachie Menson and Isaac Yeboah. The others are Eric Gyamfi, Isaac Opoku, Theresa Ankomah, Ama Diaka and Samuel A. F Ansong Kofi Jnr.
The winner and runners-up will be chosen by a five-member jury panel chaired by acclaimed artist and scholar, Professor Ablade Glover.
The winners and runners-up will be rewarded with a prize money and materials worth twenty-five thousand Ghana Cedis.
The competing works are currently on exhibition to the public at Unit A02 of The Octagon, Barnes Road, Accra Central
Past and current shortlisted artists will benefit from personal development, business training and coaching. They will also participate in the exhibition, talks, publications and media activity, to expose them and their work to the wider market in order to build their profile.
The Prize was established in 2014 under The Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art, a private not-for-profit trust which seeks to contribute to Ghana’s art ecosystem, inspire outstanding Ghanaian artists to pursue their dreams with passion and excellence.