Baff Akoto’s work embraces the fluidity of visual grammar, notions of plurality and (self) perceptions. Based in London, his practice explores the artistic potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality to interrogate how the digital revolution might avoid the same prejudices, exclusions and inequalities which arose from our industrial and colonial eras.
He has exhibited at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and British Film Institute (BFI) in their Experimenta strand for “works by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of the cinematic moving image”. Baff is shortlisted for the 2022 Aesthetica Art Prize for his work LEAVE THE EDGES, currently exhibiting at BOM (Birmingham Open Media) until 31st April 2022. He is part of the 2022 cohorts for both The London Open triennial at Whitechapel Gallery and the 13th Bamako Biennial of African Photography. In 2021 he was a resident of the Guest Projects Digital programme delivered by the Yinka Shonibare Foundation.
Baff is part of AND’s XR Talent Development Residency Impossible Perspectives Lab.