Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, South London Gallery, Turf Projects, London, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Wysing Art Centre, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, MAC VAL, France, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark and Art Tower Mito, Japan.
He studied Critical Fine Art Practice at The University of Brighton, MA Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art and recently completed a PhD by practice exploring the activation of Black Album covers through durational performance. He lives in Cambridge and works in London where he is currently a tutor in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art.
Recent projects include a new video commission exploring the redemptive power of joy through social dance for the Wellcome Collection’s (London) season Joy and Tranquillity. Offeh, will be exhibited as part of Untitled, Art on the Conditions of Our Time, a major group exhibition of British artists of African descent at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, UK. Hail the New Prophets, saw Offeh realise his first major public sculpture as part of the Bold Tendencies exhibition in Peckham, London.