Houndekpinkou, King
Born 1987 in Montreuil, France
Lives and works in Paris, France
King Houndekpinkou is a Paris-based Franco-Beninese artist whose work focuses on ceramic. He is an emerging voice in the contemporary decolonisation of art discourse with productions that reunite genealogies of peripheralized expressions, namely the ceramic practice, Japanese Shinto and Beninese Voodoo traditions, and contemporary popular Japanese animated cinema. Trained under Bizen master Toshiaki Shibuta, Houndekpinkou later developed Terres Jumelles, a programme that consists in fostering cross-cultural dialogue between the various pottery sites of Benin and Japan. His vessels-as-sculptures were exhibited, among other institutions, at Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum and the 10th Korean International Ceramic Biennale (both in South Korea), Guozhong Ceramic Art Museum, Beijing; Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton; Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan.
King Houndekpinkou, Cavilux- Fireworks over Sakura, 2019, Glazed ceramic, 34 x 37 x 37 cm. Courtesy of 50 Golborne.|King Houndekpinkou, Bruised Skin, 2020, Glazed ceramic, 36 x 19 x 19 cm. Courtesy of 50 Golborne.

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