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Biography of Eric Adjetey ANANG

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Eric Adjetey ANANG
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Born on 24/09/1985 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Eric Adjetey Anang (born September 24, 1985) is a Ghanaian sculptor born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and works.

In 2001, he introduced Ghana design coffins at Gidan Makama Museum Kano, Nigeria, under the auspices of Alliance française in Kano.

After completing his secondary school, he took over in 2005 the management of the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop that was established by his grandfather Seth Kane Kwei who invented design coffins in the 50’s. Within three or four years, he became one of Ghana's leading artists in design coffin making, recognised both locally and internationally.

In 2009, Eric Adjetey Anang with his creations was featured in a television commercial for Aquarius (sports drink). He has been collaborating with the Oregon College of Art & Craft, organizing a two months residence in Ghana for Senior Lecturer Michael de Forest.

In January 2010, Eric took part in the photographic project Please, do not move ! with the French photographer Guy Hersant. At the end of the same year, he takes part in the Black World Festival in Dakar as representative of designers from Ghana.

Eric Adjetey Anang is also involved in anthropological research related to Ga people with Roberta Bonetti (Affiliate Professor in History of Anthropology at University of Bologna and Fellow at Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University.

At the age of 24, Eric Adjetey Anang has been acknowledged as "a model for African urban youths" by the French Newspapers Le Monde Diplomatique.

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