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Open Call! pIAR 2020


perfocraZe International Artist Residency-[pIAR]

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Open Call! pIAR 2020


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noW! or neveR!

Performance: Cecilia Lamptey (April/May Artist), Photo by: Edward Onsoh
Performance: Cecilia Lamptey (April/May Artist), Photo by: Edward Onsoh
3:00PM 25TH MAY 2019
Open House Show

crazinisT artisT studiO, Aprade-Oduom, Kumasi

Participating artists in Residence May/June
Rukia Kurwa (Arusha, Tanzania)
Romina Achatz (Vienna, Austria)
Solomon Baah Aboagye (Kumasi, Ghana)
Yohanna Marie (Bahia, Brazil)
Tina Melo (Bahia, Brazil)

PLUS works of pIAR Alumni

pIAR invites you to an open house exhibition as part of the May Artist Residency showcasing performances, videos, films, installations, digital art and working processes by the out going artists.

The exhibition title, noW! or NeveR! suggests the need to break our silence borrowing from the personal urgency of crazinisT artisT who uses performance as a potent force to reexamine dynamic experiences of colonialism, identity politics, racial stereotypes, gender prejudice, and postcolonial narratives of our 'being' in multi-generational societies and beyond.

In similar spirit of such urgency, the artists in residency explore and investigate the future of humanity, freedom, social justice, equality, identity, the body and many more through their works.
From January till May, crazinisT artisT studiO has hosted 16 national and international artists whose works and processes are featuring in this exhibition.  

The artists in residence have been supported by:
Goethe Yaounde, Cameroon
Alliance Francaise Arusha, Tanzania
Alliance Francaise Kumasi, Ghana
Secretaria de Cultura do Estado da Bahia, Brazil
Indiegogo Donors

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Prism of Freedom

The One Minutes Series of September is called 'Prism of Freedom' curated by Ghanaian artist Va-Bene E. Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT). Prism of Freedom consists of 16 One Minutes by various international visual artists challenging the socio-political status of freedom. How can we re-interpret the world beyond the intimacy of our eyes?


The series is a mixtape of 16 one-minute films on the future of freedom. The series premieres at Chale Wote Street Art Festival, 20–26 August in James Town, Accra (GH). In September, Prism of Freedom will tour museums and cultural spaces around the world subscribed to The One Minutes Series. 

“Prism of Freedom serves as a platform to explore film and videos as language, dialect and gesture in articulating the importance of art as significant medium for socio-political dialogue and activating cultural change. The thematic concept of the series plays on the notion of postcolonial and post-religious perception of independence, and paradox of

liberation with experimental spirit exploring human sense of liberation, freedom, limitations, spirituality, identity and intimacy. However, the series presents also videos which equally explore the politics of time and imagery as sensuous character of questioning our realities.


How can we re-interpret the world beyond the intimacy of our eyes, body or

other senses or how could we ride through the narrow technical vision of perceiving a new world? Could the moving image complement our non-stoppable hallucination of the future of freedom or could it substitute rituals for our sense of realities?” 

Va-Bene E. Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT)


Participating artists:

  1. Daniel Codina
  2. Kresiah Mukwazhi
  3. Henriette Hamer
  4. Noel Molloy
  5. Dan Pavsic
  6. Jean-Michel Rolland
  7. Jeremy Wiles-Young
  8. crazinisT artisT
  9. Female Handala
  10. Alvin Ashiatey
  11. SANOKA
  12. Alfie Dwyer
  13. Razan
  14. Matthew Lancit
  15. Hala Namer


About The One Minute


The One Minutes is a global network devoted to moving image. Since 1998,

The One Minutes has produced and distributed over 10,000 video works by

artists from more than 120 countries.

Every month, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60-

second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving

image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to

the series.  


Passing Through

crazinisT artisT, Rituals of Becoming, Gallery 1957, 2017, image made in collaboration with Fagot Koroviev and CCQ Magazine
crazinisT artisT, Rituals of Becoming, Gallery 1957, 2017, image made in collaboration with Fagot Koroviev and CCQ Magazine

 "Passing Through"


in collaboration with My Dear Fagot

Opening 21 June 2018


crazinisT artisT in Conversation with

Ric Bower Editor-in-Chief CCQ Magazine, 5:00 pm

Opening reception and party, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


For his 2018 show at Gallery 1957, Passing Through – Acts of Radical Empathy, Ghanaian-Togolese performance artist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, also known as crazinisT artisT, engages in a series of visual and performative transitions that form a sequel to his 2017 presentation Rituals of Becoming. These transitions offer a window into his durational performance where for the past five years he has been dressing and presenting himself as a woman on a daily basis.


Exhibition continues until 8 July 2018

Click here for press release.

About crazinisT artisT

crazinisT artisT studio
Oduom 10A/G
Department of Painting and Sculpture
Faculty of Art
PMB, Kumasi, Ghana

Gallery 1957 
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
PMB 66 - Ministries
Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
Ridge - Accra, Ghana
+233 5 4531 1683