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.