Kassou Seydou

Born in Casamance and graduate of Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Dakar in 2001, Kassou Seydou participated in a two years residencies in Joal-Fadiouth, place of birth of Léopold Sédar 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 unveilseh his view of an altered and much more complex world : Kassou Seydou exposes a disordered world using a warm color scheme and lively characters.

He participated in the 2009 Fondation Eiffage exhibition and in Act3 at the Boribana Museum of Contemporary art of Dakar the following year. In 2013, his engravings were exhibited in the Art center RAW MATERIAL founded by Koyo Kouoh for the exhibition De Kawral à Sargal. In 2015, he presented his works produced during a art residency program with Alliance française of Ziguinchor in Casamance. In 2016, he is selected to participate in the exhibition Voyage à Dakar at Galerie Médina in Bamako in collaboration with Fondation Eiffage and in En quête de sens in the fringe of the Dakar Biennale. In 2017, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury dedicated the solo show Kings of the New Cities to him in Abidjan and then presented his works in the inaugural edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair - Marrakech in 2018.

Winner of the “Wapi competition” (Word & Pictures) organized by the British Council in 2009, he exhibited in their premises in Dakar the same year, and in 2012 and 2014.

Works in the collection