Sheffield Fringe

Harold Offeh

Harold Offeh was born in Ghana in 1977. He studied Fine Art at Brighton University and Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art. His videos and performances question notions of representation and identity, drawing on familiar cultural references in film, song and art. He has shown widely both in Britain and abroad; including East International, Norwich; Ghosting, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Espaco Bananeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Metropolis Rise, CQL Design Center, Shanghai, China. His recent curatorial projects includes The Mothership Collective for the South London Gallery. He lives and works in London and is currently an Artsadmin associate artist.


Arabesque | UK 2007 | Digital video | 1 min 10s

A playfully pathetic homage to Grace Jones’ cover artwork from her legendary album ‘Island Life’. Artist Harold Offeh attempts to reenact the original artwork that sees a manipulated image of Jones holding an impossible arabesque pose.

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