Associate Artist – Larry Amponsah

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Larry, a young man with short beard dresssed in a grey shirt, smiles at the camera. Behind him is one of his artworks, a colourful collage of people, plants and fruits

Larry Amponsah was born in Ghana and received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2018) after studying at Jiangsu University China (2016) and at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi in Ghana (2015). Larry is a Trustee of The Kuenyehia Art Trust in Ghana, shortlisted for the 2019 Dentons Art Prize, and won the Be Smart About Art Award in 2019.

Larry was our lead artist for the Memory Archives. Larry created Yonka Bia, a bespoke board game, which formed a part of the contents of the sensory boxes.

Recently, The Breeder presented “Genesis: The Plan & The Promise” – Larry Amponsah’s first exhibition in Athens from March 17th to April 20th, 2022. The featured artwork that above is entitled ‘I’m Already Home’ 2022, Collage, print, oil pastel and acrylic paint on canvas, 169.5 x 129.5 cm.

Amponsah’s recent solo exhibitions include:

  • ‘When A Stone Cracks, We Don’t Stitch’, 50 Golborne, London (2019)
  • ‘The Open City of Many Gods’ Billboard, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2019)
  • ‘Imaginary Direction of Time’, The Fine Art Gallery, CSU-Pueblo Hoag Hall, Colorado (2018)
  • ‘DEAR’, Dyson Gallery, RCA Battersea, London (2019)
  • ‘DAMNED IF I DO… DAMNED IF I DON’T’ for Open Space’s: Of Hosts & Guests, Pushkin House, London (2019)
  • ‘FBA Futures Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London (2019)
  • ‘SURGE’, East Wing Biennial 13, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2018)
  • ‘YOUNG GUNS’, Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery, London (2018)
  • ‘Open House CCA’, Delfina Foundation, London (2017)
  • ‘What is your local word for ‘Smile’?’, ArtXanady’s Pop-up Gallery, Labone, Ghana (2016)
  • ‘The Gown Must Go To Town’, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra (2015)


Larry Amponsah

Larry Amponsah stands in front of a piece from his exhibition, Genesis, at The Breeder. The piece is entitled ‘I’m Already Home’. Photograph courtesy of Larry Amponsah.