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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Celebrity of the week: Meet Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu is an American filmmaker and artist of Ghanaian descent.

She received an MFA in the Schools of Film/Video and Fine Art from CalArts in 2008.

As one of Art Forum‘s Top 10 Artists, Owusu is informed by experimental filmmaking, personal ethnography, memory, and cultural representation.

She has exhibited worldwide, including at MoMA, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Centre Pompidou, The Smithsonian Institute, Rotterdam Film Festival, Viennale and London Film Festival, among others.

Owusu’s work has been featured in The New York Times, SF Weekly, and Film Threat.

Her films include Intermittent Delight, Drexciya and Me Broni Ba (My White Baby) - all of which won several Best Documentary awards and nominations around the world.

Owusu was a featured artist at the 56th Robert Flaherty Seminar and she is a recipient of The Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, ArtMatters Grant, and the Focus Features Africa First commission.

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