Born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He lives and works between Abidjan and New-York.

 

Graduated from Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués de Bingerville, the work of Aboudia has been widely displayed in the international press in 2011 given his testimony of the battle of Abidjan.

 

In 2012, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury gathers his works and the drawings of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré for his first exhibition. Afterwards, the gallery dedicated two solo exhibitions to Aboudia's works, Nouchi City in 2014 and Môgô Dynasty in 2016. In 2019, his works were exhibited during 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Marrakech, Morocco.

 

Presenting himself as a cosmopolitan artist, Aboudia continuously moves between worlds and cultures, as his art reveals the social realities of an African society in the middle of a deep mutation. In 2013, his works are displayed in the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, during the exhibition In All Cases : A Collection Selection, and a year later in France, in Galleria Continua, for the exhibition Sphères #7.

 

In London, his paintings are selected by the Saatchi Gallery for the exhibition Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America in 2014 as well as for the second edition next year, Pangaea II. In 2016, a solo exhibition, called Chap Chap, is dedicated to him during Art Twenty One, Lagos.

 

Aboudia's art work belongs to numerous collections around the world, such as the ones of the Saatchi Gallery in London (UK) and of the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno (USA), to the CAAC Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, to the Tiroche DeLon Collection in Israël or to the Frank Suss Collection in London.

 

Selected exhibitions: Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, 2016), Piasa (Paris, 2017), 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech (Morocco, 2018 et 2019), 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London (UK, 2018)

 

Image: Blue Trio, 2019