Laetitia Ky
Lives & Works in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Laetitia KY is an Ivorian artist and activist. Ky works on the metamorphoses of bodies and definitions of the contemporary human condition. Her paintings and sculptures, created using her hair and utilising photography, celebrate the artist’s roots and are a powerful tool of communication designed to raise public awareness around issues of race, gender equality and social justice.

Having presented three solo gallery shows, she has participated in major group exhibitions including the Venice Biennale for the Pavilion Côte d'Ivoire (2022) and Africa Supernova at Kunsthal KAdE (2023). Amongst shows, Ky has spoken widely in public from a TED Talk in Atlanta to speaking with Osei Bonsu, Curator of International Art, at Tate Modern, London. Over the last couple of years, Ky has also acted in two films, Night of the Kings directed by Philippe Lacôte and Disco Boy by Giacomo Abbruzzese, which won the “Silver bear” prize at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Laetitia Ky will be presented by LIS10 Gallery.
Laetitia Ky, Pow’hair (instead of power), 2022, C-print, mounting on diasec-plexiglass satin, 75 x 50 cm, Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy of LIS10 Gallery.