Ibrahim Mahama was born in 1987 in Tamale, Ghana.
In his installations he works with cocoa and coal jute sacks, a result of his investigation of the conditions of supply and demand in African markets. Torn, written on and transformed, the stamp PRODUCT OF GHANA still adorns the old sacks. Although his works provide a critical reflection of the value system inherent to his material, they are presented at Ghanaian markets as well as galleries. Therefore, Mahama uses a commonplace material to create an artistic vision, giving it a new significance and exhibiting it in the very same spaces it originally came from. He graduated in Painting and Sculpture from Kwame Nkrumah University in Kumasi and was a participant of the 2015 Venice Biennale.