We welcome Naa Teki Lebar to FCA-Ghana!
From January to March this year, Naa Teki Lebar will be in residence working on a proposed continuation and expansion of her photographic series, “Family Meetings”—which she started in 2013 when she moved in with her grandmother in Accra, Ghana (after growing up in Austria).
Lebar is a visual artist exploring connections between personal narratives and the intricate web of broader social and political mechanisms. In her work, the gaze emerges as a central arena for negotiating power discourses, social significance, and identity. In her praxis, photography, text, and installations intertwine to become mediums of reflection, narration, and exploration into self-assertion and self-care.
She earned a BA in Fine Art and a postgraduate degree in Photography from the University of the Arts London. She also studied Creative Writing (Sprachkunst) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and gained an MA in German Philology, where she focused her research on feminist perspectives in Austrian literature. Additionally, she holds a diploma in artistic photography from Schule Friedl Kubelka.
Lebar is a recent recipient of the Start grant for emerging artistic photographers by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service, and Sports. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize of the Austrian Cultural Forum London. Alongside her individual practice, she is a co-founder and member of the feminist screenwriters collective Spreiz.
This residency programme is developed under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport & is hosted by the Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana, 2024.