The work of Bright Ackwerh traverses painting, illustration and street art. He is the 2016 recipient of the Kuenyehia Prize for Ghanaian Contemporary Art, an honour conferred on him by a jury led by Professor Emeritus El Anatsui. His work has been gaining critical acclaim in the media for many years, and he has explored the use of social media as a strategy to question the limited spaces of art display in Ghana.
Ackwerh’s practice has centred on investigating pop culture as a medium. He is an Arts graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he earned a BFA and MFA in painting and sculpture.