Rita Benissan

Rita Benissan (b. 1995, Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire; currently based in Accra, Ghana and Michigan, United States) - A Ghanaian-American artist focusing on traditional royal umbrellas used in Ghanaian chieftaincy. Benissan uses a multi-disciplinary approach by recreating umbrellas in collaboration with traditional makers, reshaping the umbrellas as a symbol of power of Ghanaian royal identity.