Owusu-Ankomah was born in 1956 in Sekondi, but since 1986 has been a German resident. Owusu-Ankomah’s work explores themes of culture and identity via his usage of the Adinkra symbol system of the Akan people of Ghana, as well as Chinese ideograms and contemporary global cultures. He was shown extensively throughout Europe and has his work in the National Museum of African Art in Washington DC.