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Amadou Sanogo

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



Amadou Sanogo was born in 1977 in Segou. His ancestors were Sénoufo, noble and farmers. They founded the commune of Zangorola in the area of Sikasso in the south of Mali that belonged to the Kingdom of Kénédougou (Country of light). Its kings Tiéba and Babemba Traoré are acknowledged and respected for being the last opponents to the colonial army lead by the French in Mali. Amadou Sanogo is happy to talk about his origins: “to know where we go we need to know where we are from”. He is the heir of this land full of history, symbol of resistance and endowed of a rich artistic patrimony.

Obstinate, Amadou Sanogo did not follow the path he was supposed to. Instead of becoming an engineer, he chose to study at the Institut National des Arts in Bamako while “a noble should not indulge in the activities of a griot”. He learns the traditional technique of Bogolan, iconic fabric of the Malian culture, before turning to painting. Annoyed by the academic training, Amadou Sanogo decides to pursue his own plastic research and develop his own language. His singularity leads him to collaborate with Simon Njami and Pascale Marthine Tayou in 2006. Abdoulaye Konaté, artist and director of the INA supports him.


Humanist and freethinker, he is also fed by tradition, which constitutes a source of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration to him. He takes a great interest into Bambara proverbs that are for him essential to the understanding of the Malian culture in its whole diversity. Since his youngest age, he is respected by his relatives for his ability to listen and his objectivity. Committed and federating, he opens in 2014 the Atelier Badialan in the heart of the wahhabite area where he welcomes young artists. For the first time in Bamako, artists are able to independently finance their own studio, living and working together, creating in emulation, in freedom and sharing their knowledge to the public.


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PUBLICATIONS

Alpha Crucis - Contemporary African Art

Seyni Awa Camara,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

John Goba,

Kay Hassan,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Nicholas Hlobo,

Lebohang Kganye,

Houston Maludi,

Abu Bakarr Mansaray,

Senzeni Marasela ,

JP Mika,

Fabrice Monteiro ,

Rigobert Nimi Mayuba,

Wura-Natasha Ogunji,

Amadou Sanogo

Billie Zangewa,

Alpha Crucis - Contemporary African Art

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Author : Gunnar B. Kvaran, André Magnin, Babacar Mbaye Diop, Franck Hermann Ekra, Sean O?Toole, Ayodeji Rotinwa

2020
Lumières africaines. L'élan contemporain

Joël Andrianomearisoa,

Pierre Bodo,

Filipe Branquinho,

Seyni Awa Camara,

Mama Casset,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Omar Victor Diop,

John Goba,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Seydou Keïta,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika,

Moke,

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo

Malick Sidibé,

Lumières africaines. L'élan contemporain

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Author : André Magnin & Mehdi Qotbi
Editor : Langages du sud
2017

PRESS


Amadou Sanogo


Revue de presse
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14.03.2019
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Amadou Sanogo


Sélection galerie: Amadou Sanogo chez Magnin-A

Le Monde

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By Philippe Dagen

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02.02.2019
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Steve Bandoma,

Filipe Branquinho,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Esther Mahlangu ,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Festival : les étoiles africaines brillent à Evora

Le Point Afrique

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By Roger Maveau

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31.08.2018
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Amadou Sanogo


La collection de Thomas Cazenave

Diptyk
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27.08.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Klèmèguè,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Sapeurs, silks and selfies: African contemporary arts - in pictures

The Guardian
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08.08.2018
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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Seydou Keïta,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Africa, Center Stage

Blouin Art Info

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By Sarah Moroz

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19.06.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Esther Mahlangu ,

Houston Maludi,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Exhibicion African Passions en Portugal

All City Canvas

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By Karla Corazon

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13.06.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Evora Africa: crossing continents

Financial Times

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By Maya Jaggi

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01.06.2018
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Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


African Passions: Beyond Geography, History and Bodies

Elephant

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By Charlotte Jansen

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31.05.2018
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Amadou Sanogo


Dak'art 2018, coups de coeur

Le Point Afrique

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By Valérie Marin La Meslée

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19.05.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Klèmèguè,

Houston Maludi,

JP Mika,

Marcel Miracle,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


The Historic Portuguese City of Evora Celebrates Contemporary Art from Africa

Widewalls

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By Elena Martinique

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18.05.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

JP Mika,

Amadou Sanogo


Passion Evora

Peplum, Le Monde
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01.05.2018
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JP Mika,

Amadou Sanogo


With New Museum and Fair, Marrakesh Joins the Art World Map

The New York Times

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By Scott Reyburn

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02.03.2018
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Kiripi Katembo,

Amadou Sanogo


Le pari réussi de l'art contemporain africain à Marrakech

Le Figaro culture

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By Béatrice de Rochebouët

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25.02.2018
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Amadou Sanogo


Histoire : Le Havre se remémore ses liens avec l'Afrique

Le Point Afrique

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By Roger Maveau

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05.12.2017
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Amadou Sanogo


Lancement à Abidjan des activités du Fonds africain pour la culture

News Abidjan
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29.11.2017
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Amadou Sanogo


Art X Lagos returns with second edition, features 60 artists from 14 countries

Daily Nigerian
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29.10.2017
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Amadou Sanogo


L'Afrique d'aujourd'hui dévoile ses multiples facettes

Le Progrès
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29.10.2017
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Amadou Sanogo


Visions d'Afrique à Bourg-en-Bresse

Connaissance des arts

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By Jean-François Lasnier

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15.10.2017
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Omar Victor Diop,

Amadou Sanogo


Le Havre-Dakar

Mowwgli

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By Marie-Elisabeth de La Fresnaye

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22.08.2017
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Amadou Sanogo


Exposition : l'Afrique de l'ouest se raconte au museum d'histoire naturelle du Havre

Tendance Ouest

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By Pierre Durand-Gratian

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27.06.2017
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10 reasons to head to Independent art fair this weekend

Amadou Sanogo


10 reasons to head to Independent art fair this weekend

The Word

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By Emi Vergels

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20.04.2017

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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