As an artist traversing two continents and cultures, Godfried Donkor is interested in historical and sociological issues, with particular heed to the shared history of Africa and Europe. In this context, he reflects on the commercialisation of people (slavery, that is both ancient and modern) amongst a network of other themes that runs through his individual work cycles. Donkor frequently uses newspaper print, such as the stock market figures from the Financial Times, as seemingly incongruous backgrounds for his collages. Selected group and solo exhibitions include: EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial (2016); Around the World in 80 Days, ICA, London (2006); Concerto in Light and Darkness no 1, National Museum, Ghana (2005) and Untitled: Pin Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Tate Modern, London (2004). His works are held in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C. and National Gallery of Botswana.