Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom

Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom (b. 1984, London) works across multimedia installation and performance, combining ready-made objects, sculpture, photography, sound, archive and self-produced moving image to create installations with multilayered references, highlighting cultural collision. Appau incorporates snippets of film footage and fragments of sound into works, as well as collaborating with musicians for live improvisation.

Appau was selected for Jerwood Solo Presentation 2019, where he presented an audio and video installation that brought together several ongoing investigations of his practice. In his work he examines and re-appropriates collective moments and memories that have cultural resonance. Manipulating this material, he emphasises elements of percussion, colour, movement and memory in order to bring cultural narratives in contact with bodily and sensory sensations. This approach traverses a unique position between the mediated image and live performance.

A photo of Appau Junior wearing a blue shirt in front of a black background.
Photo: Hydar Dewachi