Zohra Opoku combines photography with a range of different materials to explore the political, historical, cultural, and socio-economic issues that are rooted in her personal identity and Ghanaian heritage. Zohra’s work focuses on textiles and the importance of traditional Ghanaian dress in the country’s identity, often processing her photographs onto garments and natural fabrics as well as more experimental materials, such as wood.
Throughout 2020 she has been working on her The Myths of Eternal Life series. In this work Zohra explores ideas of death, the afterlife, and healing, inspired by her breast cancer diagnosis last year.
Earlier this year Zohra’s work was featured in Hayward Gallery’s Among the Trees exhibition, which brought attention to the beauty and complexity of trees and the forest, challenged how we think about time, and considered the relationship between trees and humans. Zohra was also recently featured in a Harper’s Bazaar article, which explores her work and creative process in more detail.