John Akomfrah is a filmmaker and artist. His work has inhabited the worlds of cinema, broadcast and the gallery. His practice has won critical acclaim worldwide winning over 30 awards for features and art installations. A founding member of Black Audio Film Collective (1984), a seminal British filmmaking collective, he continued his practice as Smoking Dogs Films with Lina Gopaul and David Lawson, former members of the Collective and his works continue to contribute to the creative forms of filmmaking.
For over twenty years his works have exhibited worldwide including Documenta, MOMA, House Of World Cultures and the Smithsonian. His feature films have premiered at many major film festivals, such as Cannes, Sundance, Venice, FESPACO and Mumbai, whilst his broadcast films have screened internationally including PBS, BBC, France 3 and ZDF.
His solo show Hauntologies, included Peripeteia, reimagining 15th century black-life, Call of Mist Redux and Psyche on memory and loss. John's gallery work, The Unfinished Conversation exhibited at Tate Britain, Liverpool, Sharjah, and Taipei Biennales and toured internationally.