Kwasi Kyei & Courtnay McFarlane In Conversation

Meridian Arts Centre ⁠ accessible_forward
5040 Yonge St
North York
May 21, 2–4pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Honam: An Akan Word for Body, artist Kwasi Kyei and curator Courtnay McFarlane will discuss Kyei’s professional practice in Ghana and Canada, and his experience with street photography and studio portraiture.

**Guests will be required to wear medical-grade masks indoors.

A recording of this talk will be made available on BAND’s YouTube Channel.

Presented by BAND in partnership with Legacies in Motion: Black Queer Archival Project, TO Live, and CONTACT

Kwasi Kyei, a Ghanaian-born, Toronto-based photographer, grew up in Cape Coast, Ghana, and trained at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Influenced by artists including James Barnor, Kyei’s practice revolves around themes of identity and place. He works in black-and-white photography in an attempt to minimize distraction, to focus on form, feeling, and depth. His first solo exhibition, Immanuel, presented in Accra in 2017, offered an exploration of the physical form beyond skin, speaking to the spirit without judgment.