Souleymane Konate: Artist Resume


Artistic Course 

Souleymane Konate is a self-made artist. Unlike many of his colleagues, he did not attend any art school or follow any formal art training. A self-taught calligrapher, in the early 2000s, he worked in a studio alongside Alain Zirignon, Aboudia, Erikan Ekefrey and Sadikou Oukpedjo. This generation of artists dealt with the socio-political crisis that was rocking Côte d’Ivoire by exploring new ways of expression. Bright and warm colors, collages, emancipation from more classical figuration with a focus on urban life characterize their work.

Exhibitions

2019
Rencontre Internationale de l'Art Contemporain - RIAC,
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
African Art Beats opening exhibit, Washington DC, USA
Village-Rencontres des Arts Contemporains (VRAC), Salies de Bearn, France
Hotel Onomo, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
2018
Creation of a sculpture with Kaïdin, sculptor, for the Hôpital Mère Enfant of Bingerville, Côte d’Ivoire
Dak’Art OFF 13th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal
Gallery Louis Simone Guirandou, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
BICICI headquarters, Abidjan
 
2017
Solo exhibition, Gallery Amani, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Creation Workshop and Exhibition organized by the National Association of Visual Arts (ANAP) on the Esplanade of the Hassan II Mosque for the 54th birthday of HM Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, in Casablanca, Morocco 
 
2016
Dak’Art OFF, 12th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal
Rencontres Internationales de Peinture de Ouagadougou(RIPO), Burkina Faso
ArtCop22, Marrakech, Morocco
Café HENCH, Aschaffenberg, Germany
 
2015
Camp Militaire Français, 43ème BIMA, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Hotel Palm Rock Beach, San-Pedro, Côte d’Ivoire
Ki-Yi Pan-african Village, Abidjan
Gallery Houkami Guyzagn, Abidjan
International Tourism Fair of Abidjan (SITA)
Peint ‘Art 2015, Abidjan
 
2014
General Secretariate of the Association for Contemporary Visual Arts in Côte d’Ivoire (AAPC-CI)
Participation to the project IMAGO MUNDI
Abidjan Art Festival, 1rst edition
Abidjan Revel’Art Festival, in Bingerville, Côte d’Ivoire
Masques et Miroirs (Masks and Mirrors), Arkadi, Abidjan
 

Residencies

2018
Souleymane Konate was part of the Musée mobile en route pour Dak’Art– 6 weeks on the roads of several West African countries, from Lagos to Dakar, followed by a residency and organized by the Goethe Institut.

2016
Residency at Arkane, Casablanca, Morocco

 2013
  Assistant and Coordinator for the Nestlé Year Book 2014

Collections

Private collections

The collection of HM Mohamed VI, King of Morocco