This is a collection of the biographies of various artists across the arts space locally and internationally that collaborate with ano for our flagship pprojects the mobile museum tours and the cultural encyclopaedia as well as other commissioned exhibitions both local and international. 

These artists include; sculptors, painters, writers, theatre critics, photographers, film producers and fashion designers. 

Angela Okorie is currently the 2019 ANO Cultural Leadership Curatorial Fellow, which will involve the curation and exhibition of objects, audio/visual recordings, texts, clothing, and photographs that are of cultural value to the communities in 16 regions in Ghana for the Mobile Museum, along with discussions with the stakeholders, NGOs and contemporary artists who will inform and spearhead agency and sustainable development across these regions. She is interested in experiences which can ...
Benedicta Gokah
Benedicta Emefa Gokah is ANO’s Research Fellow. She is currently on a training programme at the British Museum as part of her ANO Cultural Leadership Fellowship. She attended Presec Staff School and Ghana International School, and then Ashesi University where she majored in Management Information Systems (MIS), a blend between Computer Science and Business Administration. She has worked in Ghana mostly in the capacity of a Design Thinker where she has creatively found ...
Désiré Eli-Zafoe
Désiré Kevin Eli-Zafoe is the Communications Fellow at ANO. He is also the Creative Director and Founder of Good Thoughts Co., a creative studio aimed at providing marketing and design solutions, creating content that will serve as design inspiration for generations to come. A graphic designer at heart, with tech and business background, he has worked on various branding and social media communication projects for startups and artists. Désiré also worked as an analyst in the...
Oluwatosin Alliyu is a researcher with ANO, and is supporting the development of impactful and sustainable outputs for community members of each region. She is mainly tackling the idea of how to go beyond engaging discussions that raise awareness and increase cultural knowledge through the implementation of long-lasting unique solutions for the different communities. Focusing on curating collaborative activities and workshops that incorporate all stakeholders from community members, NGO's ...
Yaa Addae
Yaa Addae is part of the research team at ANO, working on the Cultural Encyclopaedia project and the Mobile Pavilion, which she also worked on as part of ANO’s tour of Ghana in 2018. She is a recent graduate of Tufts University, where she studied Comparative Curatorial Approaches and Exhibition Architecture. A writer and curator, Yaa is invested in narratives of Black femme performance and understands art as a space for community, healing, and regeneration.
Michael Gyimah
Michael Gyimah is working as a researcher with ANO. He traveled on the ANO tour of Ghana in 2018, as well as working on the Ghana Freedom film. He is passionate about community building, cultural exchange, and filmmaking. He is a writer, web designer and co-owner of Groovers Gh, a traveling agency that focuses on cultural exchange, and he loves to farm.
Ekow Ben-Smith
Simms Ekow Ben-Smith is working alongside Désiré on communications and marketing. He is a third year student, doing a Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing at Dominion University College in Accra, Ghana. Having worked at ANO as an intern on the Cultural Encyclopaedia project in the summer of 2017, Ekow is excited that all these years of work by ANO is coming together in a way that feels cohesive and extraordinary
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