ANO (pronunciation aεno)
ANO is an arts institution based in Accra. Ghana. It was founded in 2002 by Ghanaian art historian, writer and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, as a cultural research platform. Since then it has been involved in numerous collaborations, publications, films, exhibitions and events nationally and internationally, with artists such as Ibrahim Mahama, Zohra Opoku, and Serge Attukwei Clottey; institutions like LACMA, Los Angeles; KNUST, Kumasi; The Tate Modern, London and AccradotAlt, Accra. ANO is opening a new permanent space in Accra in March 2017, which will include an exhibition and screening space, as well as workshop and library areas.
1. From εno (grandmother) in Akan, in which Abrewa, the old woman, is the first human being and origin of all things.
2. From -ano, the suffix denoting belonging in Esperanto, that idealised of all languages.
3. From ANO, short for A.N. Other, a placeholder or pseudonym for the unknown, or anonymous. For the validity of knowledge deemed absent or silent.
It aims to challenge current historiographies, as well as transform social contexts. Its interests are in the ways histories are told and organised; as well as in different ways of being, that like polyrhythms exist in the same space without cancelling each other out, and in the silences that hold them together.
Physical: 1 Lokko Rd, Osu, Accra, Ghana
Postal: PO Box CT 8232, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 206443066
10am—7pm during exhibitions