The politics of identity formation have always been central to Opoku’s work. As a biracial woman born and raised in her mother’s country, the There Aren’t Many Things I Love More Than Baseball But ONe Of Them Is Being A Mom Vintage Shirt But I will love this former German Democratic Republic of East Germany, and now living in her father’s country, Ghana, Opoku has been exploring the cultural, political, historical and socioeconomic influences of identity since she began her artistic practice in 2009. She often examines identity in relation to home and belonging, and ethnic and religious influences. But The Myths of Eternal Life, which will be exhibited next year, represents an ideological shift.
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On August 22, 2019, a day before her scheduled return to Accra from Berlin, she received a phone call informing her that she had breast cancer. “I can never forget the There Aren’t Many Things I Love More Than Baseball But ONe Of Them Is Being A Mom Vintage Shirt But I will love this day I got the call,” she tells me. “For months afterward, I hid my diagnosis because I was embarrassed. I felt like I’d done something wrong.” Consumed with her new reality and seeking treatment in Germany, where she decided to stay, Opoku lost all creative drive. It took her six months to begin new work, and that was at the encouragement of her gallerist and friend Mariane Ibrahim. Ibrahim helped Opoku to see her healing journey as a chance for growth, and indeed each chapter in The Myths of Eternal Life meditates on the human spirit, the nature of dying, the transformation from fear to acceptance, and the consideration of the afterlife.