Adelaide Damoah (RWA, FRSA) is a British artist of Ghanaian descent working at the intersection of painting and performance within the context of colonialism, identity, sexuality and spirituality. 

 

Damoah initially studied applied biology at Kingston University in Surrey, graduating with honours in 1999. Her career in the pharmaceutical industry was cut short following a diagnosis of endometriosis. While convalescing, she turned her attention to art.

 

Damoah has always had a particular interest in colonial history and knew that eventually she would explore the relationship between Ghana and Britain in her work.