Larry Achiampong

Larry Achiampong (born 1984, London) works in film, sculpture, installation, sound, collage, music and performance. Drawing on popular culture and his communal and personal heritage, his work explores post-colonial and post-digital identity, and the deeply entrenched inequalities in contemporary society.

Larry Achiampong (b. 1984, London) has exhibited, performed and presented projects within the UK and internationally. Achiampong is a recipient of the Stanley Picker Fellowship (2020), the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Award for Artists (2019) and he is a Jarman Award-nominated artist (2018 & 2021).

Recent projects include commissions with The Line, London; De la Warr Pavilion; the Liverpool Biennial 2021 and Art on the Underground, Roundel designs for TfL Westminster, London (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include Relic Traveller: Where You and I Come From, We Know That We Are Not Here Forever, Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (2021); Beyond the Substrata, curated by Norman Rosenthal, Copperfield Gallery at Frieze Focus, 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London (2020); When the Sky Falls, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2020); Pan African Flag For The Relic Travellers Alliance & Relic Traveller, Phase 1, 019, Ghent (2019); Dividednation, Primary, Nottingham (2019).

Achiampong currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts). He completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster in 2005 and an MA in Sculpture at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2008.

Related exhibitions & events

Larry Achiampong with PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE, temporary commission for Westminster Underground station, 2019. Commissioned by Art on the Underground. Photo: Benedict Johnson. © Larry Achiampong. Courtesy the artist and Copperfield, London