AKOSUA VIKTORIA ADU-SANYAH

ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SWITZERLAND

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.

Requests and commissions: ava@akosuaviktoria.com
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

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.

À propos:
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 OPUS-Fotografiepreis

2015 Marta-Hoepffner-Preis für Fotografie – shortlist

2015 22. Bundeswettbewerb – shortlist

2014 Deutschlandstipendium

2013 Peter und Luise Hager-Preis / Award for Interdisciplinary Aesthetics

2012 Peter und Luise Hager-Preis / Award for Interdisciplinary Aesthetics

SELECTED SHOWS

2021 Prix Photoforum
group show, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel CH

2020 Hyper Solitude
solo show, Space Place Gallery of Modern Art, Nizhny Tagil RU

2019 Fotonacht
group show, Schwarzenburgstrasse 35, Bern CH

2019 The Portrait Elevator
analog photo studio installation, Schwarzenburgstrasse 35, Bern CH

2019 FRISCH
solo show with Eliane Zinner, visarte kabinett, Zürich CH

2016 Exposition photographique transfrontalière
group show, Espace d‘Art Adagio, Thionville FR

2015 révélée
solo show, k4 galerie, Saarbrücken DE

2015 Tausendmal. Der Versuch.
performance with Malika Hagemann, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken DE

2015 OPUS Fotografiepreis
group show, Abbaye de Neimenster, Luxembourg LUX

2015 22. Bundeswettbewerb
group show, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn DE

2014 early birds
solo show with Valerian Polienko, enovos, Saarbrücken DE

2014 Love in a Cold World
group show, Cusanushaus, Saarbrücken DE

2014 Aus der Reihe – 5. Marta-Hoepffner-Preis
group show, Stadtmuseum Hofheim am Taunus, Hofheim DE

2013 Peter und Luise Hager-Preis für interdisziplinäre Ästhetik
group show, HBK Galerie, Saarbrücken DE

2012 Unseen
group show, KuBa Galerie, Saarbrücken DE