Born in 1971 in Ziguinchor, Senegal. He lives and works in Keur Massar, Senegal.
Once graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Dakar in 2001, Kassou Seydou took part in a two years residencies in Joal-Fadiouth, place of birth of Léopold Sedar 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.
Kassou Seydou has been exhibited in several solo shows such as Mbindoum kaw gue at Galerie Cécile Fakhoury in 2019 in Dakar, Senegal ; or the exhibition FO-RE, as part of the Dakar Biennale OFF in 2018. In 2017, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury organised his first solo show in Ivory Coast, Kings of the new Cities.
Kassou Seydou’s work has been exhibited in various group shows. In 2016, he is selected to participate in the exhibition Voyage à Dakar at the Galerie Médina in Bamako in collaboration with the Eiffage Foundation. This same year, his work is exhibited in the show En quête de sens at the Dance Hall as part of the Dakar Biennale OFF programme. In 2013, his engravings were exhibited at Raw Material Company, in Dakar Senegal for the exhibition De Kawral à Sargal. In 2010, Kassou Seydou was part of the show Act3 at the Boribana Museum of Contemporary art of Dakar, Senegal. The following year, he participates in the exhibition Ku Guestu Guiss at the Eiffage Foundation in 2009 in Dakar.
Kassou Seydou also took part to various residencies, preceding exhibitions, notably in 2017 at Fondation Blachère in la Somone, Senegal, and in 2015 at the French Alliance in Ziguinchor, Senegal. In 2009, he his laureate of the Wapi price (Word and Pictures) of the British Council, where his work will then be displayed in 2012 and 2014.
Selected exhibitions: Art X Lagos (Nigeria, 2019), Mbindoum kaw gue, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Dakar (Senegal, 2019) ; FO-RE, The OFF – Dakar Biennale (Senegal, 2018) ; Kings of the new cities, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan (Ivory Coast, 2017) ; Le premier salon des jungles urbaines, Partcours, Dakar (Senegal, 2016) ; De Kawral à Sargal, Raw Material Company, Dakar (Senegal, 2013)
Image: Blue Bantamba (l'arbre à pablabres bleu), 2018