I’m a visual artist, photographer, and storyteller with German-Ghanaian roots, drawn to exploring new territories through image-making, research, and human connection. I believe in the importance of diversity of thought and expression. Thus, I am equally engaged in documentary practices and fine arts. I am currently based in Zürich, Switzerland.
Special access and skills:
Endurance horses, racehorses (training and competition). Internationally qualified CEI* rider with experience in diverse equestrian communities globally. That said, you can send me on photography assignments for quests on horseback through challenging terrain, and I'll be fine.
My first name is pronounced ‘A-koss-ya’. That makes a total of three syllables.
AWARDS, GRANTS, NOMINATIONS
2021 Story Lab Film Grant from Migros
2021 Nomination Prix Art Robert Schuman
2020 Prix Photoforum 2020
2015 Marta-Hoepffner-Preis für Fotografie – shortlist
2015 22. Bundeswettbewerb – shortlist
2013 Peter und Luise Hager-Preis / Award for Interdisciplinary Aesthetics
2012 Peter und Luise Hager-Preis / Award for Interdisciplinary Aesthetics
2021 Prix Photoforum
group show, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel CH
2020 Hyper Solitude
solo show, Space Place Gallery of Modern Art, Nizhny Tagil RU
group show, Schwarzenburgstrasse 35, Bern CH
2019 The Portrait Elevator
analog photo studio installation, Schwarzenburgstrasse 35, Bern CH
solo show with Eliane Zinner, visarte kabinett, Zürich CH