Theresah Ankomah (born c. 1989) is a Ghanaian artist who lives and works in Accra. Ankomah’s artistry is expressed through performative installations, sculpture, weaving, photography, basketry painting and printmaking. Repurposing is core to Ankomah’s art making, and her work often makes use of locally produced kenaf baskets, or chalis, that are found in marketplaces across Ghana. Embedded in her art are the geopolitics of the region, where traditionally handmade items like baskets are being replaced by cheap imported goods. In 2017 Ankomah was the first runner up of the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art.
Ankomah’s work is exhibited at Efiɛ Gallery courtesy of the Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art