Thierry Oussou 1988

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
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Lumen Travo Galerie

Born in 1988 in Allada, Benin Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands EDUCATION 2015-16 Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands In his artistic practice Thierry Oussou deals with questions about authenticity, history, heritage and visibility. He also reflects on the relationship between contemporary art and ethnographic objects in museums. For the exhibition "Works on Paper and Some Objects" at Lumen Travo he exhibited an impressive series of drawings and masks that take inspiration from his African background.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 Timelines, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK Before It Is Completely Gone, Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa 2017 Une histoire: le miel aux lèvres, Cargo in Context, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016 Don't Sit In, No Man's Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands Thierry Oussou, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 Restless Matter, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, Netherlands Works on Paper and Some Objects, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands We Don’t Need Another Hero, 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany Gaia in the Anthropocene, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2017 Field Work, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK Impossible is Nothing, Bradwolff Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016 Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting, Royal Palace, Amsterdam, Netherlands NO Future, Performance Biennale, Athens, Greece What About Africa?, Witteveen Art Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015 Nine Artists, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Aqui Africa, SESC, Belenzhino, São Paulo, Brazil Starting Block, Cotonou, Benin 2014 Textiles, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo Dokoutin, Mòsso, Brussels, Belgium Green Art Project & Multiplicity, Dak'Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal TGD 10, IFAN Museum, Dakar, Senegal 2013 UTOPIA, Holbaek Museum, Denmark Western Waste meets African Craft, Blaakildegaard Museum & Kroppedal Museum, Denmark 2012 A WHAN KPO DO Te, Cotonou, Benin Density New Generation, Cotonou, Benin Inventing the Image Mode, Benin Biennial, Ouidah, Benin 2011 GBAVI NOUKPIN NON, Cotonou, Benin 2010 WABA, Cotonou, Benin 2009 The Free Education in Benin, Cotonou, Benin 2008 The Artistic Vision of Prison Life in Benin, Cotonou, Benin 2007 Young Prom'Art: Waste and Environment, Cotonou, Benin 2006 The Centenary of the Death of King Behanzin, Abomey, Benin 2005 National Arts School Competition, Cotonou, Benin RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS 2018: Tollman Award 2017: Arthouse residency, Lagos, Nigeria 2016: Nominated for Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting, Royal Palace, Amsterdam, Netherlands Awarded first Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015-16: Rijksakademie residency, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014: Dokoutin residency, Brussels, Belgium Mava Unit residency, Cotonou, Benin 2013: Youth Programme, World in Motion Images, Denmark 2012: Men Standing workshop, Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Benin Creation residency, Abomey, Benin Photographic workshop: Inventing the World in Image, Ouidah, Benin Project Design residency, Abomey, Benin 2011: Yè artist residency, Benin Winner of One Minute Africa Award, Cairo, Egypt 2010: Residency at ESMA Abomey-Calavi, Benin Nominated for Benin Golden Awards, Cotonou, Benin 2007: Young Prom'Art Winner, Cotonou, Benin COLLECTIONS: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN, USA