Fagbohoun, Dimitri
Born 1972 in Cotonou, Benin
Lives and works between Cotonou, Benin; Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium
Dimitri Fagbohoun grew up in Cameron, before settling in Paris. The questions Fagbohoun addresses reflect his transcultural background and history, which straddles geographical and artistic boundaries. Sculpture, video, and installation provide him with the apposite language for inquiring into themes of memory, politics, faith, and philosophy. Fagbohoun’s works hover over contrasting states of the visible and the latent, creation and deconstruction – giving rise to tension and vulnerability. His works have been included in exhibitions, including The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists (2014–15: Frankfurt, Savannah, and Washington, DC); Intimités, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin (2013); and Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy, Malmö Konsthall, C-Salen (2013). Festivals and biennials include the Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2012, 2016); Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie (2007, 2011) and the Pan-African Festival of Algiers (2009).
Dimitri Fagbohoun, Microcosmos, 2017, Sculptures, bronze statuettes, 15 x 6 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cécile Fakhoury

Artists 2018