Artist Ibrahim Mahama has been awarded the ultimate prize at this year’s Pino Pascali Award by the Pino Pascali Award Museum Foundation.
The event took place at Polignano a Maria, Italy.
In his acceptance speech, Ibrahim said, “happy to be the recipient of this year’s Pino Pascali award in Italy. I dedicate this award to every Ghanaian. Thank you.”
The award is given to an artist who is still waiting to be officially recognised, despite being already known internationally, on whose promising future it is still possible to “bet”.
Another condition that influences the choice of the artist is their “Pascalian” approach and predisposition to multimedia methods and the use of more than one language or expressive technique.
During the award-winning ceremony, Ibrahim was awarded a white ceramic figure, reproduction of Pascali’s sculpture “Whale’s tail”, realised by the Art Institute in Bari.
In November, Ibrahim Mahama was ranked 63 at the Art Review most influential people in art dub Power 100, which comes off annually.
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