The Georgian House Museum

7 Great George St Bristol BS1 5RR

Sat to Tue
10am to 4pm

Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah will be in residence in Bristol’s Georgian House Museum, creating a new body of work in relation to the building’s colonial history. Built in the late 18th century, Georgian House is best known as the home of John Pinney (1740 – 1818), a wealthy sugar merchant and slave holder; yet was also home to Pero Jones (1753-1793) and Fanny Coker (1767-1820), both of whom were born into slavery and brought to Bristol by the Pinney family. Adu-Sanyah’s commission will respond to these histories. 

Best known for her original work examining the relationship between photography and memory, Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah is a German-Ghanaian artist based in Zürich, Switzerland. She has held exhibitions across europe, including: Centre Photographie Genéve (CH), Photoforum Pasquart (CH), Saarland Museum (DE), Foam Museum (NL). Her work is held in the permanent collections of both the city and canton of Zurich, Fotomuseum Winterthur and the city of Saarbrücken. In addition, she has been published by titles including: National Geographic, LUX Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Polka Magazine, Bloomberg, npr, DerBund, swissinfo and Tagesanzeiger.

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