Akosua (pronounced ‘A-koss-ya) Viktoria Adu-Sanyah is an internationally exhibited and published German-Ghanaian visual artist and documentary photographer based in Zürich, Switzerland. Her work is frequently awarded for exploring new territories through image-making, research, and human connection. She equally engages in documentary work and conceptual arts and has an active practice in the NFT and web3 space, most notably with her project Behold The Ocean.

Published in LUX Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Bloomberg, npr, DerBund, Tagesanzeiger, Brytehall, and others. 

+41 79 931 76 99

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Special access and skills:
Endurance race horses (training and competition). Internationally qualified CEI* rider with experience in diverse equestrian communities globally. Videography & drone work.

Member of DiversifyPhoto, Cyberbaat DAO, BlackWomenPhotographers, near. swiss association for contemporary photography, vfg, Swiss Artistic Research Network, visarte.

news and live:

On view:
Louis Roederer Photography Prize for Sustainability 
The White Box at Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London UK

20.-23. of June



2022  Louis Roederer Art Prize for Sustainability

2022 Artist Residency Photoforum Pasquart

2021 Prix d’Art Robert Schuman

2021 Nomination Louis Roederer Art Prize

2021 Book Publishing Grant Volkart Stiftung

2021 Nomination Photographic Encounters

2021 Recognition Fire Cracker Grant / highly commended

2021 Book Project Grant Canton Zurich

2021  Story Lab – Filmmaking Grant – Migros Kulturprozent

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


2022 Behold The Ocean
Centre Photographie Genéve CH upcoming

2022 May I Dream?
Photoforum Pasquart CH 

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

with Eliane Zinner, visarte kabinett, Zuerich CH

2015 révélée
 k4 galerie, Saarbruecken DE

2015 Tausendmal. Der Versuch.
with Malika Hagemann, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbruecken DE

2014 early birds
with Valerian Polienko, enovos, Saarbruecken DE


2022 Louis Roederer Photography Prize for Sustainability
The White Box at Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London UK

2022   Poem = Work of Art
digital francisco carolinum and TheVerseVerse, AUT

2022 Art Dubai
Dubai UAE 

2021 Art Basel Miami Art Week Pop-Up
KatapultX Wynwood Studios, Miami USA

2021 Prix d’Art Robert Schuman
Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken DE

2021 Digital Art Fair Asia
Hong Kong

2021 Still We Rise
PHmuseum, London UK

2021 Cyberbaat Genesis
1mA gallery and Foundation, Dakar SEN

2021 STILL
Road Gallery, Miami & L.A. USA

2021 Prix Photoforum
Photoforum Pasquart, Biel CH

2019 Fotonacht
Schwarzenburgstrasse 35, Bern CH

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

2015 OPUS Fotografiepreis
Abbaye de Neimenster, Luxembourg LUX

2015 22. Bundeswettbewerb
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn DE

2014 Love in a Cold World
Cusanushaus, Saarbruecken DE

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

2013 Peter und Luise Hager-Preis fuer interdisziplinäre Ästhetik
HBK Galerie, Saarbruecken DE

2012 Unseen
KuBa Galerie, Saarbruecken DE