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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, Performances & screenings

‘Whitechapel Open 2018’ – Whitechapel Gallergy, London (2018)

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

‘Exhibition Title TBC’ – StudioRCA A---Z Projects, London (2018)

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

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


Selected Exhibitions, Performances & screenings

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

‘States of Play: Roleplay Reality’ – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool (2018)

‘Conduct’ – Lancaster Arts, Lancaster (2018)

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

‘Revolt & Revolutions: An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition’ – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire (2018)

‘Transmediale: Face Value’ – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘The Big Thrill’ – British Film Institute, London (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)

‘All Channels Open’ – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Still (The) Barbarians’ EVA International, Limerick City (2016)

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

‘Histories of a Vanishing Present: A Prologue’, The Mistake Room, California (2016)

‘Hemmer: Secret Agent’, Guest Projects, London (2016)

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

‘videoclub Presents – BOTH SIDES NOW: ART, SCIENCE, TECH 3’ – Fabrica, Brighton (2016)

‘OSMOSIS - Audiovisual Media festival 2016’ – TASC, Taipei (2016)

‘Cycle Festival 2016’ - Gerðarsafn Museum, Kópavogur (2016)

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

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

‘GAME VIDEO/ART A SURVEY’ Contemporary Hall Gallery IULM University, Milan (2016)

‘London Film Festival (Experimenta: Second Sight)’ – British Film Institute, London (2015)

‘GHOSTS’ – Hangar, Lisbon (2015)

‘Brighton Digital Festival’ – Fabrica, Brighton (2015)

‘The Chimurenga Library: The Pan African Space Station’ – The Showroom, London (2015)

‘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)

‘Open Source Contemporary Arts Festival’ – Gillette Square, London (2015)

‘Wir Sind Alle Berliner: 1884-2014’ – ICI/SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2015)

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


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

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

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

‘COLLABORRATE!’ - Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham (2015)

‘Pigdogandmonkeyfestos’ – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (2015)

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

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

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

‘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)

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

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

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

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

‘Biters’ – Iniva, Artsadmin, 198 Gallery, (2014)

‘Pigdogandmonkeyfestos’ – AirSpace, Stoke-On-Trent (2014)

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

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

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

‘Meh Mogya: An audio chronicle’ – Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2014)

‘Foam’ – P/N Project Space Café OTO Project Space Wysing Arts Centre AND/OR Attic (2014)

‘Final Proof’ – Five Years, London (2014)

‘Project Visible’ – Tate Modern, London (2013)

‘PoP-Up’ – Project Space Hobin, Pangyo (2013)

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

‘A3 Works’ – A3 Project Space, Birmingham (2013)


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

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

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

‘MORE MOGYA’ – BAPMAF, Accra (2013)

‘60x60 PianoForte Mix’ – PianoForte Foundation, Chicago (2012)

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

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

'Look With The Stomach & Eat Your Eyes' - Madame La Marquise, Barcelona (2012)

‘I didn’t realise you wrote such bad love poetry’ – Five Years, London (2012)

‘Metro54 Festival’ – Black Box, Amsterdam (2012)

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

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

‘Send My Love to Everyone in Japan’ – Quare, London (2011)

‘Sound Tracks Festival’ – Café Oto, London (2011)

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

‘Preambles & Perambulations’ – Charles Dickens Museum, London (2010)

‘Late at Tate Britain: Afrodizzia’ – Tate Britain, London  (2010)

Commissioned Projects & Awards

‘Genetic Automata’, Elephant Trust (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)

‘8 x 8 Mah Jong Re-imagined’, Roche Bobois & ArtReview, London (2016)

‘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 2’)’, Arts Council England (2015)

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Finding Fanon 1’)’, 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)

‘Grants For The Arts (For The Project: ‘Biters: Remix’), 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)

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

‘Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme’, The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), London (2006-2008)



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

‘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)

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



Royal College of Art, London – Tutor Photography MA Programme (2016-2018)

Kingston School of Art, Kingston – Artist’s Talk (2017)

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

Slade School of Fine Art, London – Visiting Tutor & Artist’s Talk (2016-2017)

Lancaster University, Lancaster – Artist’s Talk (2017)

Tate Modern, London – Finding Fanon With David Blandy & Rizvana Bradley (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 – Artist’s Talk (2016)

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

University of Leeds, Leeds – Artist’s Talk (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 – Artist’s Talk (2010)

Iniva, London – Discussion With Chris Lane (2009)

Iniva, London – Discussion With Faisal Abdu’Allah, Barby Asante & Aya Haidar (2008)

Tate Britain, London – Artist’s Talk (2008)



‘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)

‘Space Wars’, By Jamie Sutcliffe, Art Monthly, June, No 397. Pages 5-7 (2016)

‘REVIEWS|EXHIBITIONS eva International: Still The Barbarians’, By Chris Clarke, Art Monthly, July-August, No 398. Pages 24-25 (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)

‘Personal Takes on the Realities of Colonialism’, By Francesco Dama, Hyperallergic (2015)

‘Fierce Festival David Blandy & Larry Achiampong: Biters’ By Cathy Wade, this is tomorrow (2014)

‘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)

© Larry Achiampong