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Born in London (1984)

Lives and works in London

Represented by C Ø P P E R F I E L D, London

MA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, London (2008)

BA (Hons) Mixed Media Art, University of Westminster, Middlesex (2005)


Upcoming Exhibitions

‘Pixel Perpetual’ – StudioRCA A---Z Projects, London (2018)

‘The Wonder Project’ – Wakehurst/The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, West Sussex (2018)

‘Frieze Sculpture 2018’ – Frieze London/Regents Park, London (2018)

‘Genetic Automata’ – Arts Catalyst, London (2018)


Solo Exhibitions

‘Larry Achiampong: PAN AFRICAN FLAG FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE’ – Somerset House, London (2017-18)

‘Larry Achiampong: Sunday’s Best’ – C Ø P P E R F I E L D, London (2017)

‘OPEN SEASON’ – Logan Center Exhibitions, Chicago (2016)


Collaborative Exhibitions

‘IN/DI/VISIBLE’ – Bethlem Gallery, Kent (2018)

‘FF Gaiden: Delete’ – Bury Art Museum, Bury (2018)

‘Larry Achiampong and David Blandy: Finding Fanon’ – Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas (2017)

‘Finding Fanon Sequence’ – Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth (2017)

‘Here Comes a New Challenger’ – Cubitt, London (2016)

‘Finding Fanon’, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2016)

‘Media Minerals’ – Dolph Projects, London (2015)

‘Biters’ – 198 Gallery, London (2014)


Selected Group Exhibitions

‘Talisman in The Age of Difference’ – Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2018)

‘#whatif’ – Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2018)

‘The London Open 2018’ – Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018)

‘Idea of North’ – Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018)

‘BRITISH SUMMER TIME (BST)’ – C Ø P P E R F I E L D, London (2018)

‘3-Phase: We Can’t Float Here’ – WORKPLACE, Gateshead (2018)

‘Conduct’ – Lancaster Arts, Lancaster (2018)

‘Driftwood, or how we surfaced through currents’ – Fondazione Prada, Athens (2017)     

‘3-Phase’ – Jerwood Space, London (2017)

‘Prospect 4 Triennial: The Lotus in Spite of The Swamp’ – Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans (2017)

‘Diaspora Pavilion: 57th Venice Biennale’ – Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Venice (2017)

‘Untitled: Art on The Conditions of Our Time’ – New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017)

‘A Fair Field Full of Poetry’ – National Poetry Library, London (2017)

‘Imitation of Life’, HOME, Manchester (2016)

‘Curators Series #8: All of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm’ – David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015)     

‘Residual: traces of the black body’ – New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2015)

‘Le point de fuite de l’Histoire’ - Centre d'art et photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure (2015)

‘The Midas Touch Presents: The Generation Game’ – The Hat Factory, Luton (2015)  

‘Delineator’ – A3 Project Space, Birmingham (2014)

‘Interchange Junctions’ – Howick Place, London (2014)

‘A Cultural Encyclopedia of Africa’ – ANO, Accra & Dak’art Biennale, Dakar (2014)

‘INTERMISSION’ – Echoes for Lisbon Architecture Triennale/, Lisbon (2013)

‘Reuse Aloud’ – NewBridge Project/, Newcastle (2013)

‘Survival Kit’ – Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga (2011)

‘Liminal: A Question of Position’ – Iniva, London (2010)


Selected Performances

‘An Evening of Performance: The London Open Live’ – Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018)

‘Finding Fanon’ – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2018)

‘Finding Fanon’ – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool (2018)

‘The ICA Live Art Festival’ - The Institute for Creative Arts/University of Cape Town, Cape Town (2017)

‘Voyage of The Relic Traveller’ – Jerwood Space, London (2017)

‘Selector Responder: Sounding Out The Archives’ – British Library, London (2017)

‘Voyage of The Relic Traveller’ – Somerset House, London (2017)

‘Hysteria and Art: Traumatic Coincidences’ – PS/Y & Toynbee Studios, London (2017)

‘Late at The Library: Ghana Beats’ – British Library, London (2016)

‘Sorry You Missed Me’ – Royal College of Art, London (2016)

‘Open Source Contemporary Arts Festival’ – Gillette Square, London (2016)

‘Wysing Annual Music Festival – Wysing Polyphonic’ – Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge (2016)

‘Biters’ - HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin (2015)

‘In The House of My Mother 2’ – David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015)     

‘Biters’ - Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2015) 

‘Media Minerals’ - Centre d'art et photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure (2015)

‘Media Minerals’ – ICI/SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2015)

‘After/Hours/Drop/Box/ **LIVE** - Spike Island, Bristol (2014)

‘Meh Mogya: An Audio Chronicle’ – Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2014)

‘Collections of Collections’ – Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2014) 

‘Fierce Festival’ – The Edge, Birmingham (2014)  

‘Digital Africa (‘Africa Utopias’)’ – Southbank Centre, London (2014) 

‘Afrikadaa is The Body: A Live Editorial’ – David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2014)

‘Biters’ – Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2014)

‘Five Years Publications: Public Series 1-5. Final Proof’ – Five Years, London (2014)

‘Cloud’ – Tate Modern, London (2013)

‘Disruption’ – Royal College of Art, London (2013)

‘MogaDisco: Live!’ – The Albany, London (2013)

‘dOCUMENTA 13’ – Kassel Hauptbahnhof, Kassel (2012)

'Art Licks Annual' - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012)

‘MEH MOGYA (SAMPLE OF ME)’ – The Showroom, London (2011)

‘Physical Center’ – Guest Projects, London (2011)  

‘Jam in The Dark’ – Tate Britain, London  (2010)


Selected Screenings

‘Creating Interference’ – Regent Street Cinema, London (2018)

‘Secular and Religious Ritual’ – British Film Institute, London (2017)

‘Black Radical Imagination’ – LUX Scotland & Institute of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow & London (2017)

‘Relic Traveller: Relic 1’ – PS/Y & Kings College, London (2017)

‘Turtle Salon: In The Project Rooms’ – The Artist Colony, Färgfabriken (2015)

‘Strangelove Moving Image Festival’ – Lethaby Gallery, London (2015)

‘You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen’ – Primary/Reactor Halls, Nottingham (2015)

‘Artprojx Cinema Presents ‘Teen & Keen’/Voice & The Lens’ – Richmix, London (2014)

‘Turtle Salon: In The Forest’ – The Artist Colony, Jämtland (2014)


Commissioned Projects & Awards

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Relic Traveller: Phase 2’)’, Arts Council England (2018)

‘The Wonder Project’ – Wakehurst/The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, (2018)

‘Genetic Automata’, Elephant Trust (2018)

‘The Wall and The Incongruous’– Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018)

‘Larry Achiampong: PAN AFRICAN FLAG FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE’ – Somerset House, London (2017)

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Relic Traveller: Phase 1’)’, Arts Council England (2017)

‘Jerwood 3-Phase’ – Jerwood Charitable Foundation, London (2017)

‘Hayward Gallery 50th Anniversary Research Project’, Hayward Gallery, London (2017)

‘Hysteria 2017’, PS/Y, London (2016-2017)

‘Finding Fanon: Gaiden’ – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire (2017)

‘Artist International Development Fund’, Arts Council England & British Council (2016)

‘Sunday’s Best’, Logan Center Exhibitions, University of Chicago (2016)

‘Artist’s Bursary Scheme’, Artsadmin, London (2016-2017)

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Finding Fanon Gaiden’)’, Arts Council England (2016)

‘Daata Editions Season Two’ – Daata Editions, London (2016)

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Finding Fanon’)’, Arts Council England (2015)

‘Newforms Commission’, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton (2015)

‘Sunday’s Best’ – South London Gallery, London (2015)

‘PEER FORUM’ – Artquest/Cubitt, London (2015-2016)

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Biters’), Arts Council England (2014)

‘PH03NIX RISING’ –, Newcastle (2013)

‘MORE MOGYA’ – BAPMAF, Accra (2013)

‘SAMPLE OF US’ – Serpentine Gallery, London (2012)

‘MEH MOGYA (SAMPLE OF ME)’ – The Showroom, London (2011)


‘Somerset House Studios Resident Programme’ – Somerset House, London (2016-2020)

‘Work in Common’ – Primary, London (2017)

‘Embedded Programme’ – British Library/Sound and Music, London (2015-2016)

‘Finding Fanon Sidestory’ – Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2016)

‘New Technology and The Post-Human’ – Praksis, Oslo (2016)

‘Wysing Poly’ – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2016)

‘Biters’ – Iniva, London (2014)

‘TEST RUN’ – Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2014)


Selected Teaching/Lectures/Seminars

Royal College of Art, London – Tutor Photography MA Programme (2016-2019)

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield (2018)

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (2018)

Goldsmith’s University, London (2017)

Kingston School of Art, Kingston (2017)

Tate Modern, London – Curating Radical Futures With Jesse Jones & Melanie Keen (2017)

Slade School of Fine Art, London (2017)

Lancaster University, Lancaster (2017)

Tate Modern, London – Finding Fanon With David Blandy & Rizvana Blandy (2017)

Plymouth University, Plymouth – Artist’s Talk With David Blandy (2016)

The Showroom, London – Artist’s Talk With David Blandy, Rizvana Bradley, Ima Abasi Okon and Appau Jr. Boakye Yiadom (2016)

University of Reading, Reading (2016)

Cubitt, London – Network11 Peer Forum Session #3: Art/Life With Barby Asante & Teresa Cisneros (2016)

University of Leeds, Leeds (2016)

University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire – MHV Lecture Series With Christine Eyene, Evan Ifekoya & William Titley (2016)

Hope University, Liverpool – Artist’s Talk with David Blandy (2015)

Southbank Centre, London – Digital African Art: Discussion With Dineo Seshee Bopape, Nosmot Gbadamosi & Paul Goodwin (2015)

South London Gallery, London – Art and The Unexpected: Discussion With Jenny Hunt & Holly Darton, Lucy Joyce & Daniel Kelly (2015)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Disseminating Identities: Black Art from 1960 to Now: Discussion With Phoebe Boswell, Evan Ifekoya, Morgan Quaintance & Osei Bonsu (2015)

Eastside Projects, Birmingham – Another Nigger Died Today: Discussion With Keith Piper & Marlene Smith (2015)

London Metropolitan Archives, London – Key Note Session: Discussion With Sonia Boyce & Tamar Clarke-Brown (2015)

Tate Britain, London – REALNESS: Discussion Chaired By Zezi Ifore (2014)

Iniva, London – To Bite: Biters? Discussion With David Blandy & Morgan Quaintance (2014)

Tate Modern, London – Discussion With Brian Shimkovitz (2013)

NewBridge Project/, Newcastle – Discussion With Will Strong (2013)

Goldsmith’s University, London (2010)



‘Larry Achiampong: ‘Sundays Best’ at Copperfield, London’ By Richard Hylton, ArtReview, March, Vol 70, No 2. Page 102 (2018)

‘The Big Interview: Larry Achiampong’, By Mike Pinnington, The Double Negative (2018)

‘In Profile: Larry Achiampong’, By Charlotte Jansen, Frieze (2017)

‘Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of The Swamp’, Prestel Publishing, New York. Pages 37-39 (2017)

‘The Phoenix Will Rise’, By Aida Amoako, TANK Magazine (2017)

‘Studio Visit: Larry Achiampong’ By Charlotte Jansen Elephant (2017)

‘Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale’, By Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Society (2017)

‘A Q&A with… Larry Achiampong, artist exploring the Black diaspora’, By Wayne Burrows, a-n (2017)

‘Larry Achiampong: Reva and David Logan Center For The Arts’, By Daniel Quiles, Artforum, December, Vol 55, No 4. Pages 265-266 (2016)

‘With Internet Comments and Colonial Imagery, an Artist Remixes Our HybridIdentities’, By Lee Ann Norman, Hyperallergic (2016)

‘Artist Larry Achiampong Finds inspiration in Grand Theft Auto V and The Simpsons’, By Kate Sierputowski, Chicago Reader (2016)

‘Practice of Place: Emma Smith’, Bedford Press, London. Pages 168 –165 (2015)

‘Tracing Emerging Contemporary Art Practice in Ghana’, By Houghton Kinsman, Another Africa (2015)

‘The 50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe Today: Part One’, By Amah-Rose Abrams, Artnet (2015)

‘All of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm’,  By Salome Voegelin, The Wire, Issue 378, August. Page 74 (2015)

‘Cloud at London’s Tate Modern (Race, Diversity, Identity)’, By Vanessa Peterson, AADAT, (2013)

‘Blackface at The Tate: Artist Larry Achampong on Britain’s ‘Others’’, By Derica Shields, Okayafrica, (2013)

‘Larry Achiampong: Sankofa & Samples of Me’, By Yvette Greslé, FAD, (2013)

‘Art Licks: A New Consciousness Issue 6’, Art Licks, London. Pages 33-37 (2012)

‘Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art’, Black Dog Publishing, London. Page 159 (2008)




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