John Akomfrah CBE, (b. 1957, Accra, Ghana) lives and works in the UK. He is an artist, writer, film director, screenwriter and theorist. Akomfrah is one of the founders of the Black Audio Film Collective, active until 1998, which consisted of seven Black British and diaspora artists and film-makers. Akomfrah served as a Governor of the British Film Institute as well as Film London. Akomfrah has received many awards and commendations for his work; he was appointed OBE in 2008 for services to the film industria; in 2012 Akomfrah was awarded the European Cultural Foundation’s Princess Margaret Awart; the biennial Artes Mundi Prize in 2017 and appointed CBE in 2017 for services to art and film making.
"I’m fascinated by the strange interregnum that stretches from the post-industrial to the digital present."