Born in Accra in 1990, Ghana, Amina Toure-K currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. She holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Ohio University. Amina Toure-K.’s work is grounded in community engagements as she is fascinated by human interactions and relationships. She seeks to explore and visually represent stories around the coping behaviors of African diaspora populations in the United States. She paints people from her local African immigrant communities in Athens and Columbus as she seeks to shed light on their efforts to create a sense of home and belonging in their new environments. African immigrants share a common reality – a struggle to navigate and come to terms with complex novel cultures and traditions in their host environments. Amina Toure-K. follows the journey of African immigrant communities, from which she’s also part of, as they make efforts to create a sense of home and belonging for themselves in foreign spaces. While struggling to take on new identities to fit into unknown environments, they also have to deal with challenges resulting from separation from familiar cultures and the loss of reliable support systems. Through her work, the artist portrays different aspects of immigrant’s everyday lives as they engage in ordinary activities and establish rituals adopted from their respective countries in order to stay connected to their roots. Amina works primarily with oils, and acrylics which occasionally employs image transfers and collages which she uses a language to render her ideas and enhance her narrative.
Dipingere gli effetti della diaspora africana. Intervista ad Amina Toure-Kassim
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Interview with Amina-Toure
On the occasion of Amina Toure-K.'s first solo exhibition BEHIND THE SCENES; TALES OF A DREAMER", Italian art critic and curator Manuela de Leonardis interviews the artist. Read the interview to get to know Amina's inspirations and interests.Explore