Liz Johnson Artur
From the series, "Black Balloon Archive"

From the series, "Black Balloon Archive"
20" H x 14" W
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About the Artist

Liz Johnson Artur

Cultural HeritageGhanaian, Russian
Light Work RelationshipArtist-in-Residence, 2021 (Feb 2021)


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Liz Johnson Artur lives and works in London. A Russian-Ghanaian artist born in 1964, her practice includes photography, film, and installation works. She has been capturing and engaging with people for more than thirty years. She went to the Royal College in London for an MA in Fine Art after studying photography at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Fotografie in Munich. Johnson Artur has exhibited internationally, including group shows at the 10th Berlin Biennale, David Nolan Gallery (New York City), Kunstverein Leipzig, The Photographer’s Gallery (London), and Serpentine Galleries (London). In 2019, she had solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum (New York City) and the South London Gallery (London). In 2017 she was nominated for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. The New York Times included her monograph with Bierke Verlag among Best Photo Books 2016.