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Emmanuel Manu Opoku

Kumasi, Ghana

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Worcester, MA (USA)

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Works by Emmanuel Manu Opoku



96.52 x 121.92 x 3cm

10000,00 €

A Trip to Times Square


132.08 x 132.08 x 3cm

16000,00 €

Touch Me


96.52 x 121.92 x 3cm

12270,00 €

At Somewhere


132.08 x 132.08 x 3cm

18300,00 €



101.6 x 101.6 x 3cm

8650,00 €

Person in the Mirror


101.6 x 101.6 x 3cm


Emmanuel Manu Opoku born in Ghana (1990) received his BFA in Painting from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Florida. Emmanuel has had solo exhibitions in Palatka (FL), Gainesville (FL), Deland (FL), Wilmington (NC), Santa Fe (NM) and his work has recently been included in groups shows in Delaware, North Carolina, Philadelphia, and South Carolina. He is a recipient of James J. Rizzi Studio Award, Harold Garde Studio Art Award, College of the Arts UF Dean's Award, and the Outstanding International Student Award. Opoku has taught as an instructor of record and is current teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has participated in a 60-artist collaborative project “Exquisite Moving Corps,” which will be screened at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy. Inspired by his nostalgic experience in Ghana, he is fascinated by the fact that objects help people to discover cultures, histories, and values. His work builds new personal narratives and new meanings for familiar functional objects that are transformed. The surrealistic use of juxtaposition and ambiguity implicates the process of reassessing his diasporic experience in the US. Emmanuel draws inspiration from artists such as Guiseppe Arcimboldo, Giorgio De Chirico and Erik Satie as well as the poems by Pierre Riverdy.



   “Transforming Art from Commodity to Gift: Kąrî'Kạchä Seid'ou's Silent Revolution in the Kumasi College of Art.” MIT Press. MIT Press, May 3, 2021. https://direct.mit.edu/afar/article-abstract/54/2/22/100726/Transforming-Art-from-Commodity-to-Gift-ka-ri-ka.

Abatemarco, Michael. “Emmanuel Manu Opoku at Strata Gallery.” Santa Fe New Mexican, May 6, 2022. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/exhibitionism/emmanuel-manu-opoku-at-strata-gallery/article_3b0cf208-c57d-11ec-b241-4b1568ff0fac.html.

Murphy, Trisha. “Ghanaian Artist to Display Unique Style at Larimer Exhibit.” Palatka Daily News, Palatka, Florida, February 17, 2022. https://www.palatkadailynews.com/local-news/ghanaian-artist-display-unique-style-larimer-exhibit.

Diallo, Aïcha. “Department of Now.” Contemporary And, July 4, 2017. https://contemporaryand.com/fr/magazines/past-present-and-future-about-art-in-kumasi/

“The Medium Is the Message: The African Diaspora Story.” Grizzly Grizzly, January 8, 2022. https://www.grizzlygrizzly.com/new-page-51.

“Person in the Mirror (2021) Acrylic on Canvas.” Passatiempo. PressReader.com - Digital Newspaper & Magazine subscriptions, May 6, 2022. https://www.pressreader.com/usa/pasatiempo/20220506/281784222674738