Bopou kogn - Coin de rue
Bopou kogn - Coin de rue
Le Bouclier Invisible
Wérou waye
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Bopou kogn - Coin de rue Acrylic on canvas 160 x 150 cm 2017 © Kassou Seydou

Born in 1971 in Ziguinchor, Senegal. Kassou Seydou lives and works in Keur Massar, Senegal.

Born in Casamance and graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Dakar in 2001, Kassou Seydou takes part in a two years residencies in Joal-Fadiouth, place of birth of Léopold Sédar Senghor, organized by the association ‘‘Portes et passages du retour’’.

Starting from the observation that all things are scripts and that a script is a distorted line, Kassou Seydou conceptualizes it through a reproduction of constant circular shapes. Poetic and similar to narration, the work of this Senegalese painter unveils his view of an altered and much more complex world : Kassou Seydou exposes a disordered world using a warm color scheme and lively characters.

He participates in the Fondation Eiffage exhibition in 2009 and the following year in Act3 at the Boribana Museum of Contemporary art of Dakar. In 2013, his engravings are exhibited in the Art center RAW MATERIAL founded by Koyo Kouoh for the exhibition De Kawral à Sargal.  Following his residency in 2015, he presents his works in the Alliance française of Ziguinchor in Casamance. In 2016, he is selected to participate in the exhibition Voyage à Dakar at the Galerie Médina in Bamako with the Fondation Eiffage and in En quête de sens within the fringe of the Dakar Biennale. In 2017, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury dedicated the solo show Kings of the new cities to him in Abidjan and then presented his works in the inaugural edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair – Marrakech in 2018.

Winner of the “Wapi competition” (Word & Pictures) organized by the British Council in 2009, he exhibits in their Dakar space this same year, and in 2012 and 2014.

Solo Exhibitions 2018 • FORE, Hôtel le Sokhamon, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Off 13th Dakar Biennale, Senegal 2017 • "Kings of the new cities", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2012 • OFF de la Biennale de Dakar, British Council, Senegal 2009 • British Council, Dakar, Senegal Group Exhibitions 2018 • ‘‘1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair’‘, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco 2016 • "Voyage à Dakar", Galerie Médina, Bamako, Mali • "Le Premier Salon des Jungles Urbaines", Partcours, Atelier de Céramique des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal • "En quête de sens", The Dance Hall, OFF de la Biennale de Dakar, Senegal 2015 • "Regards sur cours", Gorée, Senegal • Alliance française, Ziguinchor, Senegal 2014 • "Entre Trois", OFF de la Biennale de Dakar, British Council, Senegal 2013 • "De Kawral à Sargal", RAW MATERIAL, Dakar, Senegal • "Regards sur cours", Gorée, Senegal 2012 • OFF de la Biennale de Dakar, HPR-Ankh Consultant, Senegal • "Set Seetu" Performance, Les Petites Pierres, Dakar, Senegal • "Peace by force", Gorée Institute, Senegal 2010 • OFF de la Biennale de Dakar, Parc de Hann, Dakar, Senegal • "Act 3", Musée Boribana, Dakar, Senegal 2009 • "Dakar Womens’ Group", Cercle de la Rade, Dakar, Senegal • "Ku Guestu Guiss", Fondation Eiffage, Dakar, Senegal 2002 • "Regards sur cours", Gorée, Senegal
Residency 2015 • Alliance française, Ziguinchor, Senegal 2007 • "Joal", Portes et passages du retour, Senegal 2003 • "Dialogue avec Senghor", Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal Awards 2009 • Lauréat du Concours Wapi, Section Arts plastiques, British Council