NEWS

JAPAN RESIDENCY SHOW: THANK YOU FOR THE CLAY!

My residency show in Shigaraki, Japan, will open on Sunday 25 February at Fujiki Gallery. The exhibition will feature works produced at the Shigaraki Ceramics Cultrual Park and will run until March 4th.

 

Thank you for the clay! 

February 25 > March 4, 2018

Opening: Sunday 25 February from 4pm

Fujiki Gallery

1162 Shigarakicho Nagano, Koka, Shiga Prefecture 529-1851, Japan

RESIDENCY: SHIGARAKI, JAPAN

Since early January, I’m carrying out an artist residency at the Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park, in Japan.

 

I will stay there until March to make new works and continue the adventure of creation between Benin and Japan: Terres Jumelles.

 

An end of residency exhibition is planned for the end of February.

 

Follow the adventure via Instagram!

REGARDING GEORGE OHR: CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MAD POTTER

A selection of my works will be exhibited at the group show Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter, which will take place at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, in Florida, from November 7 through April 8, 2018.

 

Curated by renoun art critic and ceramics experts Garth Clark, the show will pay tribute to the legendary Mississippi potter George Edgar Ohr (1857-1918), also known as “The Mad Potter of Biloxi”.

 

Besides Ohr’s masterpieces, the museum exhibition will showcase a selection of works made by 18 contemporary artists who, in their own way, carry on the legacy of Ohr’s artistic endeavour through their avant-garde and creative approach to clay work.

 

In the context of the exhibition, I will also participate in an artist panel discussion alongside the exhibiting artists for the Ceramics Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, November 11 at the museum and the Florida Atlantic University.

 

Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter

November 7, 2017 > April 8, 2018

Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Florida, USA

 

Ceramics Symposium

Saturday, November 11, 9am-4pm

Boca Raton Museum of Art (morning)

Florida Atlantic University (afternoon)

777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, Florida, USA

 

AKAA (ALSO KNOWN AS AFRICA)

A selection of my works will be showcased on the booth of Galerie Vallois during contemporary art fair AKAA (Also Known As Africa), which will take place at Carreau du Temple, in Paris, from November 10 through November 12.

 

AKAA (Also Known As Africa)

10 > 12 November

Le Carreau du Temple

4, rue Eugène Spuller 75003 Paris

WORLD CULTURES FESTIVAL 2017 / FULL CIRCLE ART AFRICA IN HONG KONG

My works will be exhibited as part of the Hong Kong World Cultures Festival biennial via Full Circle Art Africa, from October 20 throughout November 5. The international festival will last until November 19.

 

Initiated by LEAP Initiative Philanthropies, Full Circle Art Africa acts as a close partner to the international festival themed “Vibrant Africa”.

 

The selected pieces will be showcased at the Cat Street Gallery, alongside the works of Art Director and designer Serge Mouangue (Wafrica) known for his famous collection of traditional Japanese kimonos made of Wax fabric.

 

In addition to the joint exhibition, Serge and I will take part in a round table that will highlight our respective approaches. We will also discuss the cultural bridge that we are trying to build between Africa and Asia through our creations.

 

Mainly dedicated to the performing arts, the biennial will host, among others, African stage artists including Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo, Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour and the DAFRA Drum troupe from Burkina Faso.

 

World Cultures Festival 2017 / Full Circle Art Africa
October 20 > November 5
Cat Street Gallery
222 Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong

TIME ON EARTH EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 29TH

My New York solo show Time on Earth at Vallois America is extended until September 29th.

 

The exhibition’s catalogue is available here.

 

Time on Earth

Extended until September 29th

Vallois America

27 East 67th Street, NY 10065 New York, USA

COLLABORATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHER ALEX HUANFA CHENG

In February, a new collaboration started with the talented photographer Alex Huanfa Cheng.

 

This shot is part of a series of photos taken in Etretat, Normandy, last month.

 

A selection of visuals from this project will illustrate the forthcoming exhibitions, which will be announced soon.

 

Photo: Alex HUANFA CHENG

Model: King HOUNDEKPINKOU

Art direction: Alex HUANFA CHENG / King HOUNDEKPINKOU

Location: Etretat, Normandy, France – February 2017