NEWS

DE MAINS DE MAÎTRES LUXEMBOURG BIENNIAL

This year, I will be participating in the Luxembourg biennial De Mains De Maîtres, under the theme Gestes & Merveilles (Eng. Gestures and Wonders). The exhibition will open to the public on November 29th and run throughout December 2nd.

THE SALON ART + DESIGN 2018 IN NEW YORK

Paris-based galerie Vallois will show its collection of Art Deco furnitures and items along with a selection of my ceramic works during The Salon Art + Design, which will take place from November 8 to 12 at the Park Avenue Armory, in New York.

 

The Salon Art + Design
November 8 > 12
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065, USA

AKAA 2018 IN PARIS

A selection of my works will be exhibited on the booth of galerie Vallois during contemporary art fair AKAA (Also Known as Africa), which will take place at Le Carreau du Temple (Marais, Paris) from November 9 to 11.

 

AKAA (Also Known as Africa)
November 9 > 11
Opening (invitation required): Thursday, November 8
Le Carreau du Temple
4, rue Eugène Spuller
75003 Paris, France

VASA VASORUM | THE VASE IN CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN

A selection of my works (3) will be showcased in the exhibition Vasa Vasorum | The Vase in Contemporary Art + Design at contemporary art gallery Peters Projects, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from June 8 until September 29.

 

Curated by renowned ceramics expert and art critic Garth Clark, the show will feature works by over 30 artists from seven countries including The Haas Brothers, Jeff Koons, Anne Marie Laureys, Robert Mapplethrope, Gustavo Pérez, Ken Price, Akio Takamori, Betty Woodman and Tetsuya Yamada.

 

Find a complete synopsis of the exhibition here.

 

Vasa Vasorum | The Vase in Contemporary Art + Design
June 8 > September 29
Opening party: Friday, June 8, 5-7pm
Peters Projects
1011 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 USA

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