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 and 2021 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 in 2019.
New work from this series will be featured at Athens Biennale: ECLIPSE this Autumn.