Ange Dakouo
Born 1990 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Lives and works in Bamako, Mali
Ange Dakouo works across painting, video, sculpture, and installation. His approach is centered on the Malian cultural heritage, in particular, that of the Dozo hunters — custodians of age-old mystical knowledge. It is with meticulous care that Dakouo, inspired by the amulets used as tools of protection by this brotherhood, makes his woven installations that showcase originality and a rigor of great maturity.  Dakouo is part of the official selection of the Congo Biennale 2021 and, together with Abdoulaye Konaté and Seydou Camara, of the selection presented by the Festival sur le Niger Foundation at documenta fifteen, Kassel. Exhibited in Mali and internationally, his works have entered the collections of the Fondation H, Madagascar; the Société Ivoirienne de Banque, Côte d’Ivoire; and the Fondation Blachère, France and Senegal.
Ange Dakouo, Legacy #4, 2022, Mixed media cardboard, newspapers, cotton threads and acrylic, 214 x 350 cm, ©Ange Dakouo. Courtesy LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery.|Ange Dakouo, Transcendence, 2020, Mixed media, 170 x 200 cm. Courtesy of LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery.

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