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Frederick Ebenezer Okai (b. 1986), is an artist based in Kumasi and Sunyani, Ghana. On the one hand his interest in clay as primary medium enhances the profound plastic possibilities of the material. On the other hand he pays attention to its paradoxical susceptibility to ephemerality and permanence. Okai investigates the material cultures of pottery practices in Ghana and researches into the ways in which these functional objects or artefacts knit into the complex lives of those who make as well as those who use them. He then extends them in an experimental art practice where the objects become new things, à la bricolage. Okai is a lecturer at the Department of Visual and Industrial Art, Sunyani Technical University, and PhD candidate at the Dept. of Painting & Sculpture, KNUST.



Frederick Ebenezer Okai’s contributions to the galleries section of this website: