Ed-Franklin Gavua



1967 born in Wusuta, Volta Region, Ghana


1987-1990 Study of graphic art and design


Lives and works in Accra, capital of Ghana

Ed-Franklin Gavua is a seasoned artist with an unique

and original thought. He is one of the artist of our time,

a broadminded into water color and oil painting,

fabric designs, clay works...


... and especially known for his recycling art and

environmental protection projects at Accra`s beachside.

He believes, one should carefully examine the way of life,

in other to put a very good message across.

He is a joyful artist for his generation,

who works better when he is in a bad mood,

but when things go well then expect something great.



exhibitions (selection)


1995 SANKOFA, oil paintings, Kwaabuete Cultural Centre, Accra, Ghana

1996 Hand printed fabrics, Black History Festival, Elephant Hills, Zimbabwe

1997 I STAND, clay works, 1st Ghana International Handicraft Fair, Accra, Ghana

1998 Hand printed fabrics, 1st Intern. Fashion Show, Accra, Ghana

2000 Screen printings, Adire Carneval, Lagos, Nigeria
2001 Screen printings, Art Centre, Accra, Ghana

2002 Yiiiikakaii African Mask, Expo Africa, UK, London

2003 THE MIRROR IN ME, clay works, Valco Flat Garden, Tema, Ghana
2004 MY COUNTRYSIDE, oil paintings, Tribal Art Gallery La Palm, Accra, Ghana

2005 Children art furniture, Pippa´s Health Centre, Accra, Ghana

2006 Yiiiiiikakaii African Mask, Goethe-Institut, Accra, Ghana

2008 Art cakes, Jujujuwatcho Gallery, Accra, Ghana

2009 INSIDE OUTSIDE, water color paintings, Jujujuwatcho Gallery, Accra, Ghana

2010 Wall paintings and clay works, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

2012 Art cakes, Thsomejbe Gallery, Accra, Ghana
2013 Blade Art, NeunRaum Kunst Galerie, Braunschweig, Germany

2014 Blade Art, Haus der Kulturen, Braunschweig, Germany

2015 Blade Art, Afrikiko Leisure Center, Accra, Ghana

2016 Screen printings, Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Accra, Ghana

2017 Yiiiiikakaii African Mask, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana

2018 Yiiiiikakaii African Mask, Voice of Waste Art Gallery, Braunschweig, Germany

2019 Yiiiiikakaii WATER MASKS, Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2019 CirculArt, Casa Trasacco & Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana


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