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Mue #12 Mixed media on paper © Sadikou Oukpedjo
 Born in 1975 in Kétao, Togo, Sadikou Oukpedjo lives and works in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

In 1998, Sadikou Oukpedjo joined Paul Ahyi’s studio where he essentially worked on wood carving and assembly. In addition to woodworking, he started painting and diversifying his experiments: cement paper, pastel highlight, chalk, colors, canvases. In 2013, after a stay in Bamako, he moved to Abidjan where he devoted himself entirely to painting.

Upon returning from the Dakar Biennale 2014, he began a series of drawings on newsprint that consist of characters that are all at once human and animal which were first presented at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London.He questions the notions of heritage and origin through the prism of current issues and West-African cosmogony and  anthropogony.

In 2015, his work was exhibited for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, in the exhibition ‘‘Platform’’, presented by Art Twenty One (Art 21) and he participated in the Fondation Blachère art residency program in La Somone, Senegal.

In 2016, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presented his works in the solo exhibition Anima and at the Fringe of the 12th Dakar Biennale in the exhibition ‘‘Une collection particulière’’. At the end of this year, he participated in residencies at the Threat – Tambacounda of the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation and at La Vallée in Brussels. In 2017, his works are presented at the Grand Palais for Art Paris Art Fair and at Sommerset House in London for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. In 2018, he participate in the exhibition “Des Hommes et des Totems” alongside with Amadou Sanogo and Soly Cissé and he is selected to take part in the Institut Français residency program at the Cité Internationale des Art de Paris.

His works are part of the Fondation Blachère, Tiroche Deleon Collection and Mohammed VI Museum.

Sadikou Oukpedjo
Solo Exhibitions 2016 • "Anima", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Group Exhibitions 2018 • Des Hommes et des Totems, Galerie Le Manège, Dakar, Sénégal 2017 • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan, London, UK • Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan, Paris, France 2016 • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan, London, UK • "Une collection particulière", Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Fringe of the 12th Dakar Biennale , Senegal 2014 "Paintings", Blabla Bar Hippodrome, Bamako, Mali • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan, London, UK • ‘‘Dans les rues d’Abidjan’’, Galerie Guirandou, Arts Pluriels, Abidjan, Ivory Coast • Dak’art Off, Djoloff, Dakar, Senegal • Galerie Koffi-Yao, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2013 • Blabla Bar Hippodrome, Bamako, Mali • African Art Yaya Gallery, London, UK • Institut Français of Bamako, Mali • 17th edition of Arkadi Festival, Institut Français, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 2012 • ‘‘Le cri silencieux’’, Goethe Institut, Bamako • Dak’Art Off, Maison d’Aïssa Dione, Dakar, Sénégal 2010 • 50th independence anniversary, Radisson Blu, Bamako, Mali 2005 • France Ambassy, Lomé, Togo • King Wood Art Collective, Amsterdam, Netherlands • Association Togolaise des Artistes Plasticiens (ASTAP), Lomé, Togo 2003 • CCF of Lomé, Togo • Festival Coris Arts, Grand Popo, Bénin 2002 • CCF of Cotonou, Benin
Public collections • Fondation Blachère