Two booths by Ayana V. Jackson and Zohra Opoku:
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery was delighted to announce its participation in Paris Photo between with a solo show of new work by Ayana V. Jackson. The booth will feature new photographs, a further exploration of the artists use of archival impulse and her assessment of the impact of the colonial gaze on the history of photography and its relationship to ideas about the body. Born in the United States and based between Johannesburg, New York and Paris, Jackson’s works are included in multiple public and private collections including The Studio Museum Harlem, NYC; The Newark Museum, NJ, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WA, and the Hessel Museum, NY.
Mariane Ibrahim was pleased to present “Unraveled Threads,” a solo presentation by Ghanian artist, Zohra Opoku in the Prismes Sector of Paris Photo. The work is a culmination of the artist's past, particularly that of her parents, as she was born in former East Germany (GDR). The series is a mixture of dreams and reality, and the prints on cotton reveal images of her father as an Asante king in the Volta Region in Ghana. Opoku dedicates this body of work to children who grew up as outsiders, and to those children who have persevered and created their own identities.