Akosua Owusu

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Visiting Assistant Professor Film and Video aowusu@pratt.edu 718.636.3633 p Brooklyn Campus, Activity Resource Center LL

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21/SP-FVID-201-01 Nonfiction Video I

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M.F.A. School of Film/Video and School of Fine Art, California Institute of the Arts (2008) B.A. Media Studies and Studio Art, University of Virginia (2005)


Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker and producer whose films address the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness". Owusu's films have screened internationally in festivals like International Film Festival Rotterdam, Locarno International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films (New York) and the BFI London Film Festival. She has received numerous fellowships and grants including the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, Guggenheim Foundation, Knight Foundation, Creative Capital, MacDowell Colony, Camargo Foundation, the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia, and the Residency project at Villa Sträuli in Switzerland. Owusu's work is included in permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Fowler Museum.