Eric Adjetey Anang

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Eric Adjetey Anang (2009)

Eric Adjetey Anang ( debate ? / I ); (Born September 24, 1985 in Teshie , Ghana ) is a Ghanaian coffin artist and creator of coffin art in Ghana . Audio file / audio sample


In 2001, Eric Adjetey Anang organized an educational presentation of his design coffins in collaboration with the Gidan Makama museums in Kano , Nigeria and the Alliance Française von Kano.

In 2005, after graduating from high school, he took over the management of the Kane Kwei workshop that had been founded by his grandfather.

In 2009, Eric Adjetey Anang and his works are the stars of the promotional video clip for the Aquarius Sports Drink on the Spanish market. In the same year he took part in the Amandla Boulevard project in Antwerp and held a residence for the artist and teacher Michael Desforest in the summer of 2009 as part of the collaboration with the Oregon College of Art & Craft Portland (USA).

In January 2010 Eric worked in Teshie on the artistic project Please do not move! by the French photographer Guy Hersant.

At age 25, Eric Adjetey Anang was cited as a "model for urban African youth" in an article in Le Monde Diplomatique .

His work is present in public and private collections in Europe, the United States and Canada.

Eric Adjetey Anang has been a member of the Foundation for Contemporary Art (Ghana) since 2007 and of the ADAGP since 2010.

Exhibitions, media





  • Public order - a coffin. Royal Ontario Museum . Ontario , Canada.
  • Ghana: Custom Graves - Documentary, 52 minutes. Directed by Philippe Lespinasse. FTV Pole TV5 / Wide Angle Productions, France.
  • TV broadcast, 26 minutes about the workshop. El Mondo TV. Madrid , Spain.
  • Coffins in Ghana Art exhibition in Antwerp , Belgium - online article about the workshop's involvement through the “Boulevard Amandla” project.
  • Radio broadcast dedicated to the workshop and the Ghanaian poet Nii Aye, living in London. Radio Central, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Order of eight coffins - private collector. Los Angeles , California, USA.


  • A moment with Abudu Mo - one hour TV broadcast about the workshop's production. Studio M-Net TV. Lagos , Nigeria.
  • Order of two coffins. Private collector, Netherlands.
  • Interview with Eric Anang Adjetey. Arte television, Germany.

Web links

References and comments

  1. Aquarius clip
  2. Page no longer available , search in web archives: History of the shooting of Aquarius (English)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  3. Page no longer available , search in web archives: Boulevard Amandla, Belgium@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  4. Michael Forest Blog (English)
  5. Le Monde Diplo (French)
  6. Foundation for Contemporary Art (English)
  7.  ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) (French)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  8.  ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) (English)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  9. ( Memento from January 11, 2013 in the web archive )
  10. Ghana: export hit creative coffin. In: May 11, 2010, accessed March 3, 2018 .
  11. (French)
  12. Article Internet / Amandla (English)