Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi also known as crazinisT artisT is a Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and practicing in Ghana. [sHe/it…] was born in Ho, Volta Region of Ghana in September 1981.
crazinisT artisT got [sHe/it…]’s Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts – BFA (Painting) in 2014 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana where [sHe/it…] is currently completing [sHe/it…]’s MFA
[sHe/it…]’s belief in unconditional love for humanity, regardless of one’s sense of belonging or identity, pushes [sHe/it…]’s works to investigate and question our quest for socio-cultural supremacy over marginalized people, political injustice, violence, vulnerabilities, human sense of mortality and objectification.
However, crazinisT uses [sHe/it…]’s body as a thought provoking tool and material that confronts and exploits the stereotypical aesthetics of marginalized citizens within ‘so-called’ civilized societies while exploring ‘rituals of identity’, and the tension between ‘exhibitionist and voyeurs’, the public and privacy through performance photography, nomadic performance (the walking art), experimental videos, films and installations