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Amadou Sanogo

Born in 1977, Segou, Mali
Lives and works in Bamako, Mali



Sanogo first started painting inspired by the colours and the atmosphere of the market in his hometown.  by. His Segovian art teacher encouraged him to come at the National Institut of Arts in Bamako for studies, one of the most reputed schools of Fine Arts in West Africa. Identified by its director Abdoulaye Konaté, Sanogo refines his learning in the early 2000s.

Refusing academicism, it is rather an autodidact, painting first on sheets and then on canvas of different sizes found at fabric market. He invests these different stands with unfeigned passion. He invents his own pictorial codes. He relates the history of his country, historical epics or recent events, but also his life experiences. He leads his own artistic guerrilla, with humor, faced to political stagnation, stupidity, greed and feelings banality.

The apparent simplicity of execution of his paintings highlights the relevance of his comments on each of his paintings. They say a lot about the joys and horrors experienced by contemporary Malian society, between important tradition and tempting modernity. His latest works express the quest for the identity of the individual in African society.

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Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Amadou Sanogo


'Magnin-A' at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York

Blouin Art Info
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11.04.2017
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Romuald Hazoumè,

Amadou Sanogo


10 idées de sorties pour le week-end à Paris

Le Figaro Scope

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By Marie-Sarah Bouleau et Valérie Duponchelle

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31.03.2017
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Amadou Sanogo


Amadou Sanogo

Elephant Magazine

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By Muriel Zagha

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25.11.2016
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Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Houston Maludi,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


Black and Basel: Where to find Black artists during Art Basel Miami Beach

Sugarcane Magazine

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ByMelissa Hunter Davis

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22.11.2016
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Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


Art : l'Afrique vue de 1:54

Le Point Afrique

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By Valérie Marin la Meslée

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18.10.2016
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Amadou Sanogo


Contemporary art in Bamako, Mali

Africanah

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By Rosalie van Deursen

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11.07.2016
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Amadou Sanogo


Focusing on Photo Portraits at New York's Contemporary African Art Fair

Hyperallergic_Blog

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By Melissa Stern

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06.05.2016
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


Folk Art Africain ?

Artpress

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By Didier Arnaudet

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01.12.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


Folk Art Africain ? L'art contemporain à l'heure bordelaise

Blog : ceci est un exercice

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By Manon Derdevet

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17.11.2015
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Amadou Sanogo


Amadou Sanogo : 1ère expo solo en France

La Rochelle, le journal n°110

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By Philippe Guerry 

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09.11.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


L'art africain : entre folklore et contemporain ?

African Links _ Blog

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By Virginie Ehonian

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25.10.2015
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Joël Andrianomearisoa,

Omar Victor Diop,

Amadou Sanogo


Les artistes émergents se donnent rendez-vous à OFFICIELLE

Quotidien de l'Art

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By Par Sabrina Silamo

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21.10.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


L'art africain, c'est maintenant

Sud-Ouest

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By Céline Musseau

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25.09.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


Folk art africain ? Créations contemporaines en Afrique subsaharienne

Rond-Point des Arts
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01.09.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Seydou Keïta,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


Studio 54

Art Forum
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22.05.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Amadou Sanogo


Paris Art Fair Strives for Bigger and Bolder FIAC, the Paris Contemporary Art Fair, Is Adding Satell

The New York Times

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By Tara Mulhollandoct

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23.10.2014
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Amadou Sanogo


Amadou Sanogo

Africanah
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15.10.2014
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