Lindou, Salifou
Born in 1965 in Foumban, Cameroon
Lives and works in Douala, Cameroon.
Salifou Lindou is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist who founded the Cercle Kapsiki, alongside Hervé Yamguen and Hervé Youmbi. The Cercle Kapsiki, created in 1998, aimed to platform the arts in Douala through the organisation of exhibitions, projects and residencies. These events invite artists from around the world to transform the public space, hand in hand with Douala inhabitants. Lindou gravitated from the installations and mixed collages on canvas used initially in his career to focus on pastels. His characters, in shades of ochre and black, arise in human scale. Through his work, he underlines the fragility and vulnerability of human beings, despite their intelligence and ability to transform their environment. Today he is one of the most recognised Cameroonian artists, both nationally and internationally.
Salifou Lindou, Copines, 2021, Pastel on paper, 80 x 75 cm. Courtesy of AFIKARIS.

Artists 2015