Philip Kojo Metz ─ Konzeptkünstler und Fotograf
Philip Kojo Metz is a German-Ghanaian conceptual artist and photographer. He has lived and worked in Berlin since 2009. After graduating from the Fachakademie für Fotografie, he studied sculpture at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich. Study trips took him to Brazil and Ghana. In Ghana he came across the traces of the Brandenburg enslavement trade, which moved him to realize the art project ADLER AFRIKA. In it, he illuminates German-Ghanaian history through photography, video and installations. The confrontation with German colonial history is a central theme in many of his works. With his art, he wants to illuminate aspects of this history that are still largely unknown. In 2016 he was involved with his artistic work in the exhibition "German Colonialism, Fragments of its History and Present" at the German Historical Museum (DHM) and in 2019 he unveiled the sculpture "SORRY FOR NOTHING" in an art action in the Berlin exhibition of the City Museum in the Humboldt Forum as the first contribution of the examination of the German colonial past.