Participating Artists at CHALE WOTE 2018

CHALE WOTE 2018 Participating Artists


The 8th Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival

Accra, Ghana

August 20th – 26th

ACCRA [dot] ALT and  REDD KAT Pictures  announce the eight Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival will be held August 20 – 26,  2018.

The CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, design, dance and performance out into the streets. The community-based festival takes place in James Town – one of Accra’s most historic communities and targets exchanges between Ghana-based and international artists creating and appreciating art together. Over the last eight years, CHALE WOTE has transformed the city of Accra into the most active cultural hub in West Africa. The festival has inspired possibilities in public space design through community supported cultural production.


CHALE WOTE 2018 Participating Artists

Participating Artists at the festival include:

Lesley Asare (UK/Ghana) – Body Arcana  || Performance


Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT) – agbaWnu || Performance


Ubulungiswa/Justice (South Africa) || Installation

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Participating artists at #CHALEWOTE2018 : Ubulungiswa/Justice (South Africa) . . Twenty-three artists from different disciplines, from research to performance, costume design, music, sound, film, photography, design and installation comprise the Ubulungiswa/Justice. Born out of an urgent need to react, document, and respond to the various social issue in south Africa around 2015 including the #RhodesMustFall and Open Stellenbosch campaigns and other race-based debates, the group created a series of work include video art installations, soundscapes and photography which address the issued they witnessed. At the festival, the collective will share this works across various sites from conversations LABS to some exhibition spaces during the weekend. . . Photo credit: artists #chalewote2018 #paraother

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Barbara Siebenlist (Argentina) || Mural


2AM / Aambr Newsome (USA) || Mural

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Participating artists at #CHALEWOTE2018 : 2AM / Aambr Newsome (USA) . . . 2AM. Many say that is the time our ancestors speak to us. For 2AM it is the time that she finds silence in a chaotic world surrounding her. Within that silence, the artist goes within, connecting to her higher self, becoming a vessel to the hidden messages of yesterday. With this practice, she creates a large series of work blending ancient indigenous cultures, with myths and legends from both the past and future. In this study she forms and shapes spirituality and creativity, through a greater understanding of personal identity, spiritual practice, and ritual magic. . . . #CHALEWOTE2018 #PARAOTHER

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El Warcha (Tunisia) || Installation


TOFFAHA (Rasha Ragab and Christoph Nicolaus, Germany) – Weave || Performance


Būjin / Danielle Kyengo O’Neill (South Africa) – Between & Belonging || Installation


Cleo lake (UK) || Performance


Effie Nkrumah [Benumah] (Ghana) – See What I See/White Gaze || Installation/Performance


Nico Wayo (Ghana) 


Martin Toloku (Ghana) || Installation


Komi Olaf (Canada) || Mural


Karen Lee (Canada) – Lingual Labyrinth (Vocal Poetry Workshop) || Workshop


Baerbel Mueller, Juergen Strohmayer, Stefanie Theuretzbacher (Austria) – Tracing the Periphery || Installation


Kwesi Botchway (Ghana) – Nokofio Heroes || Murals


Phoebe Boswell (Kenya/UK) – The Carriers (2010) || Installation


April Bey (USA/The Bahamas)


TMSKD DJ (Ghana) || Installation


Sensei Lo (Nigeria)


Isshaq Ismail (Ghana)


Charlotte Brathwaite (USA)


Tetebotan Kali (Ghana)


Kamaal Shaibu Larry (Ghana)


Chooc Ly Tan (Cambodia/Vietnam)


Ofoe Amegavie (Ghana)


Amina Gimba (Nigeria)

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Participating artists at #ChaleWote2018 : Amina Gimba (Nigeria) . . Lagos based graphic designer and illustrator, Anima Gimba ( is bringing the complex iconography of Nsibi ideography to the walls of Jamestown from Nigeria. Her fresh personal style, which she describes as beautiful chaos, harmonizes the distinct and unique visual metaphor embedded in various written forms to communicate profound statements about the African experience. Her murals and wall pieces at the festival will seek to portray her perspective of Jamestown and Ghana by combining Adinkra, Ga Samaii and with Nsibi symbols and other local visual motif to create her street art piece. . . Image credit: via artist #CHALEWOTE2018 #PARAOTHER

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Nii Noi Adom (Ghana)


Hakeem Adam (Ghana)

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Participating artists at #ChaleWote2018 : Hakeem Adam (Ghana) . . Hakeem Adam (@mansah_hakeem) is an artist in learning and instinctive creative exploring the power of narrative as a tool for deconstructing society through various mediums. He is also the founder and creative director of DANDANO, a Pan-African cultural platform for African film and music criticism and documentation. His work is fixated on the fabrics of contemporary Ghanaian society and exploring ways to unravel the threads that bind through storytelling. At the festival, he will show a series of double exposure which seek to represent the cloudy nature of internal conflict, titled Mujahid. . . Image credit: @mansah_hakeem #ChaleWote2018 #PARAOTHER

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Caleb Odartey (Ghana)


Abass Ismail  (Ghana)


Elsie Tachie -Menson (Ghana)


Josephine Ngminvielu Kuuire (Ghana)

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Participating artists at #ChaleWote2018 : Josephine Ngminvielu Kuuire (Ghana) . . . Ngminvielu Kuuire (@ngminvielu.kuuire ) is a photographer and a digital artist living and practicing in Ghana. Ngminvielu focuses more on concept development and photo manipulations to tell her stories; her work is often inspired by everyday experiences and is used to interrogate established social systems within the Ghanaian context. This body of work is to open up conversations about other forms of being other than the binary ‘male’ or ‘female’ in Ghana. ‘I am what you see’ is a work-in progress of the exploration of masculine women, gender non-conforming and queer individuals outside of heteronormative and living within the rigid systems in Ghana. . . #CHALEWOTE2018 #PARAOTHER

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Shelly Ohene Nyarko and Ananstasia Apetor (Ghana)


Asna Aidara (Ivory Coast) 

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