5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 Fév 2014
Ségou - Mali


Salif Keita - Mao Otayeck - Cheick Tidiane Seck - Sékouba Bambino - Abdoulye Diabaté - Vieux Farka Touré - Oum - Stelbee - Khaira Arby - Pibo Marquez - MADOU & SAFI DIABATÉ - Kaladjoula Band - Sahel Blues - Néba Solo - Mariam Koné - Super Biton de Ségou - Mylmo - Ben - Zabo - Orchestre Kôrè - Uppertunes (Hollande)


« AFRICAN RENAISSANCE : Challenges and Perspectives »


The International Fair of Ségou was created in order to give the opportunity to local organizations and local producers (Gardeners , craftsmen, farmers, fishermen, traders, etc.) to benefit from the large national and international audience drained by the Festival sur le Niger, to sell their products and to create partnerships.


A Trans-Saharan Sahel project for peace, solidarity and tolerance initiated by three festivals, the Festival au Désert (Timbuktu, Mali), the Taragalte Festival (M’Hamid Elghizlane, Morocco) and the Festival sur le Niger (Ségou, Mali).



art exhibitions

Seven international and national exhibitions on the themes: ``« Love»; ``« Dialogue and Cultural Diversity »; ``« Cultural Diversity and National Unity »; ``« African Renaissance »; ``«Democracy and Peace »; ``« Impulses » ;


Ti chèlbè , of Kettly Noël


Markala Kirango, Banankoro et Pelengana - Kôrè Dugaw - Donsow - Djandjigui - Le Tindé - Canoe Races


Music - Visual Arts - Manual


 Programme Kôrè-Qualité

Exposing at the right wing of the la Galerie Kôrè

Models & Benchmarks…


Le Programme Kôrè-QualitéAbdoulaye KonatéSoly Cissé - Siriki KyKofi SetordjiAmahiguéré Dolo - 



Exposing: at the Salle d'Expo A & B of the Fondation Festival sur le Niger


Mohamed Ceko N. DiabatéValérie OkaThierno Diallo


The young painters chosen for the program Kôrè - Qualité 2013-2015

Exposing at the Salle d'Expo C of the Fondation Festival sur le Niger


Le ConceptMamadou Amadou KeitaAmadou Sanogo - Issa KoneMohamed Lamine B. Touré dit BAKO Souleymane Ouologuem -  Souleymane GuindoElie Théra 

The program Kôrè Qualité

Right wing of the Galerie Kôrè


As part of its program of qualitative development of arts and culture, Kôrè Cultural Centre of Ségou implemented a program called 'Kôrè-Quality Program'. The main objective of this program is to establish a policy of qualitative development of art in order to enhance qualitatively the capacity building activities of young artists and cultural actors, while developing a culture of model and benchmarks in the art. This program will therefore conceptualize culture of models and benchmarks with the great icons of art, first in Africa and then in the rest of the world so that young talents can get inspired by them, but also mix directly with these internationally renowned artists. This is imperative for a harmonious and orderly development of the art. It is also a way to reward and celebrate the success and talent of the great artists in Africa, to start a chain of transmission and create demonstration effects. Thus, for this first phase of the 2013-2014 program, the selection committee of the Kôrè Cultural Centre, assisted by the famous art critic of the continent Prof. Yacouba KONATÉ from Côte d'Ivoire, selected five (5) models. They will participate actively in the Artistic Professional Meetings  (RAP) which are held in February 2014, on the sidelines of the 10th edition of the Festival sur le Niger, and will participate in a joint exhibition. These selected models also will mentor young artists in workshops and master classes. The five (5) first models are:

Model 01: Abdoulaye Konaté

Artiste Peintre 

Programme Kôrè-Qualité - Les artistes

In the early 1990s, almost everyone applauded wildly political changes brought by the so-called democracy winds. For its part, Abdoulaye Konaté, through serious works, was one of the few artists to have taken it upon himself to interview the gratuitous violence, which often accompanied these changes as expected, in Mali and in Africa.

Political news has not confiscated the view of Abdoulaye Konaté. Indeed, on the one hand, with constancy and discretion, he revisited and revisits the treasure of ideograms and symbols which lean on Bambara spirituality. On the other hand, settling permanently in cotton made ​​in Mali, the artist gradually increased this support into an iconic material that has become part of his style in writing without frenzy. The textile is no longer for him a simple material but also a point of view from which he interprets and reinvents the world in sweetness and color. Colors of anger and flavor in Rwanda; colors and departure in transatlantic immigration colors of Malian crisis and Timbuktu and Kidal pains.                     

Grand Prize of the Dakar Biennale in 1996, Abdoulaye Konaté was born in 1954. After the National Arts Institute in Bamako (1972-1976), he continued his studies at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba.  This is undoubtedly the greatest visual artist of Mali. He exhibited at the Havana Biennial in 1986, the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington in 1991, Satagaya Museum in Tokyo in 1995, the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1998, Africa Remix in Düsseldorf, Paris, London, in 2005, Documenta of Kassel 2007,etc. He is one of nine nominees under the world's best artist of the 2000.

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Model 02: Soly Cissé

Programme Kôrè-Qualité - Les artistes

Artiste Painter (Sénégal) 

Soly Cissé’s signature is often the evidence of at least three aesthetic biases: the fragmentation of surfaces, the abundance of colors and shapes, and the bias for the design including his advanced painting.

Soly Cissé breaks the unity of the canvas. Never again, it will be a flat surface where a single word will unfold its truth. Instead, as groups of friends scattered throughout the neighborhood, squares, rectangles, circles in these paintings emit a rustling and a continuous hum. And it copulates, it fights, it leaves its dog, it is riding the wave of the Atlantic.

The colors are warm. They coagulate into blood-red, navy blue surf, fall into ocher. The drawing hatch the shapes, cut them up, shows the shadows, releases lights, returns the characters, pierces the cars, finds the placement of the child as if to say: paint what you think, but not only that you see.

In total, he proved to be a crazy artist who reminds those crazy soccer dribblers in stadiums. But his painting is not crazy. It is expressionistic and allegorical.

Born in 1969, Soly Cissé lives and works in Senegal. Accustomed to biennales and contemporary art fairs, he is one of the most exposed Senegalese artists in Africa and the world.


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Model 03: Siriki Ky

Programme Kôrè-Qualité - Les artistes

Artiste Sculptor (Burkina Faso) 

Siriki Ky is the main reference for the visual arts in Burkina Faso. Before, during and after the revolution of 1980, he held his place in the city, accompanying the youngest and organizing the museum of carving stone in Loango. Whether he carves stone or he realizes works in bronze; his touch is discreet, elegant and never talkative. There is a Siriki Ky style: respect for the color evidence of the material, figured symbolism figures, rhythmic of shapes.

His research on the bronze and masks are examples of reflection on memory and timeliness of Africa. Siriki Ky visits traditions to describe contemporary situations. To say married for life, he creates Birifor Couple (2008) with reference to his own tradition in socio-ethnic group of the same name in Burkina Faso, is known for its respect for the sanctity of marriage. 

As for his giant installations built with recycled materials, they let us discover a refined colorist visiting with some humor ambiguous situations in the ongoing world: passion in sports namely in football stadiums, humanitarian aid and dignity the black man.  

Siriki Ki installs universe and demonstrates that the study and knowledge of the traditional know-how remains a source of inspiration for contemporary artists.

Born in 1953 in Treichville in Abidjan, Siriki Ki studied at the School of Fine Arts in Abidjan.
He is the author of armorial bearings of Burkina Faso, and several monuments in the public space of Burkina. He is also the author of the monument at the Place of the Francophonie in Moncton, Canada.
Initiator of the international symposium of sculpture on granite of Loanga near Ouagadougou, Siriki Ky has designed and produced the opening ceremonies of the Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou from 1993 to 2001. He lives and works in Burkina Faso.

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Model 04: Kofi Setordji

Programme Kôrè-Qualité - Les artistes

Artiste Sculpteur (Ghana) 

Figurehead of the Ghanaian art scene, Kofi Setordji combines brilliantly and successfully, painting and sculpture. Characters with giraffes neck which marked his debut as a painter and who report still his writing can be found in his sculptures and installations. Also comfortable in figurative painting in sculpture, Kofi Setordji combines the techniques for composing his own handwriting: a bridge between figurative narration of popular essence and conceptual art. By his bright and distinct colors, his cubist cutting of shapes, his simple and direct compositions, Kofi Setordji shows a remarkable mastery of plastic springs of communication.

Designed in Accra in 1999, a huge installation of sculptures and terracotta, Genocide presented at the Dakar Biennale in 2000, and then toured the world. It is a vast reconstruction of the Rwandan tragedy since the advent of the first victim, until the moment where the banality of death pushes to the treatment of the dead as statistical data.

Born in Accra in 1957. From 1984 to 1988, he studied sculpture at Saka-Acquaye. If since 1982 he participated in exhibitions, his first solo exhibition intervenes in 1986 occurs. In 1995, he was selected to the Johannesburg Biennale.

Internationally known and recognized, Kofi Setordji has exhibited in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and USA.
Since 2003, Kofi Setordji opened in Accra an art center called Art Haus.

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Model 05: Amahiguéré Dolo

Programme Kôrè-Qualité - Les artistes

Artiste Sculptur (Mali) 

Since his childhood, Amahiguere Dolo discovered sculpture by observing the work of a blacksmith. The magic of transformation of iron pushes him to carve in secret. Discovered by his father, he should stop working on wood, sacred to the Dogon, a privilege reserved only to blacksmiths and.

Because of the respect for his people, Dolo chooses to move to another land to devote himself entirely to his art. The sculpture of Dolo results from accidents of nature. He picks up a jumble of organic materials (uprooted stumps, dried wood, etc.) whose expressive forms arouse his imagination. Carving wood, he reveals the invisible hand that these inanimate objects possess.

Half-human, half-animal, these figures intrigue, fascinate by their presence. Deeply emerging from animist thought particular to the Dogon, statuary of Dolo is an extension of the manifestation of spirits in nature.

As an attentive and initiated reader, Dolo operates by a minimum intervention the transfiguration of the object to give a contemporary proposal. As such, he is certainly one of the most innovative artists.

Faithful to the duty not to represent but embody the animal and / or human being, he extends the Dogon worship tradition while bringi

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The Exhibitions

Salle d'expo   of the Fondation Festival sur le Niger

Mohamed Ceko N. Diabaté

Artist Painter - Ivory Coast


Salle d'expo B  of the Fondation Festival sur le Niger


Holder of a Bachelor option Mathematics -letter philosophy and a Certificate of artistic studies of Fine Arts Institute in Abidjan, Mohamed Ceko Nihckasson Diabaté began his career in 1994 with his work on «the journey» selected in the competition « springboard «and exhibited first to COMAFRIQUE Vridi and finally permanently at the SIFCOM Foundation in Plateau...

We briefly retain fro; Nihckasson many collections, meetings and exhibitions: Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Israel, France, Belgium, Kenya ... United States of America, including New York, Washington DC, Columbus, Los Angeles, Riffe, California… Nihckasson is winner of... «Artifact 97 Price», a large art market in Abidjan. We remember his solo exhibition, «Evocation» in 2009 at the French Institute in Senegal, where he denounced political and armed violence...

His lecture «Art and spiritual energy» that he presents in New York in 2005, in the framework of «international Apexart residncy program» shows the spiritual impact of art in the development of individuals and civilizations.

The work of Mohamed Ceko Nihckasson Diabaté is a great circle in which are alongside literary texts and visual art.

Next February 2014, Nihckasson, will exhibit in Segou on the theme: «Ode to Peace», a work he dedicated to reconciliation and human brotherhood.




Valérie Oka

Artist Peintre - France / Ivory Coast

Valérie Oka ARTISTE PEINTRE ( France - Côte d’Ivoire) - Festival sur le Niger 2014 


Salle d'expo A  of the Fondation Festival sur le Niger

“Dressed in gray or white, loincloth or bazin boubou, she would never go unnoticed. You will not see her but in long black dress.

Her coffee-colored complexion gets more shine. Good size, great plastic, bright smile, her presence is imposing; presence at the scene of contemporary art in Côte d’Ivoire, presence at the scene of culture in Africa and around the world.

In Côte d’Ivoire since the late 1990s, she exhibited regularly, in Africa her works are known in Dakar, Lagos, Lomé and Johannesburg ... She knows France, Belgium and the USA. She even filed a moment his bags in China. Graphic artist and designer, painter in the style of pop art, conceptual art amenities arranger, she is also good adviser for younger artists she never takes up. Certainly, Valerie Oka is a figure and an accelerator of art movement in our region”.

Pr. Yacouba Konaté,
University of Abidjan-Cocody (RCI)


Oka will exhibit in February 2014 in Ségou on the theme: ‘’Impulses’’. «Impulses» is part of personal research that the artist leads on the human and interpersonal relationships, on relativity between things and the limits imposed by social conventions.

For Valerie, emotional trauma from the past, continually act inside us as visual prisons, which ensnare our minds, under the impulse of the ego and what we did with the injuries of the past.

Valerie Oka experiments perverse and conflicting interplay of impulses and emotions.

She researches what the linking of words, «love», «hunger», «past», «present», «future», «fear» and «emotional trauma» can mean for each of us.

In this concern, «Impulses» which uses simultaneously different mediums and artistic disciplines, wears a symbolic, philosophical and metaphysical burden.

Valérie Oka ARTISTE PEINTRE ( France - Côte d’Ivoire) - Festival sur le Niger 2014

Sans titre 2
technique: mixte sur plastique transparent

Valérie Oka ARTISTE PEINTRE ( France - Côte d’Ivoire) - Festival sur le Niger 2014

‘‘Tu m’avais promis de m’aimer’’
Tableau vivant - installation



Thierno Diallo

Artiste Painter - Mali



Salle d'expo B  of the Fondation Festival sur le Niger

Thierno Diallo is Malian visual artist. He works the worolan (natural pigment from kola nuts) and other natural pigments, oil, wood, terracotta, recovery equipment. In his work, he refers to utilities and especially sacred objects; the Bambara and Dogon symbolisms (mythology and cosmogony) and also other symbolism and figurative. Through his work, he expresses themes from the esoteric, the ecology and current events and thus shows himself as a committed artist. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Mali, France, Spain, the United States of America, etc.





The young visual artists, chosen for the Kôrè - Qualité

Salle d'expo C  de la Fondation Festival sur le Niger

The Kôrè Cultural Centre, through its Kôrè Institute of Arts and Professions, initiated a quality program, with projects for structuring arts and culture in Mali over three years, called Kôrè- Quality Program 2013-2015, which aims to establish a development policy of qualitative art practice to qualitatively enhance the capacity building activities of artists and cultural actors while creating optimal conditions so that they produce quality work, but also help them to better distribute their work. To do this the program invites high-level art critics of the continent to come and coach the young talent during the various workshop sessions of the creation residency.

The second session of residency in the visual arts was held from September 27 to October 21, 2013 in Ségou.

This qualitative policy of the Kôrè Cultural Centre, in the field of visual arts, implied seven (07) talented young artists who have been identified and selected by the program throughout Mali.

Thus, the Kôrè Cultural Centre will deepen working relations during the next three years with the following artists: Issa Koné, Mohamed L. Touré alias Bako, Souleymane Ouologuem, Elie Théra, Mamadou Amadou Keita, Amadou Sanogo and Souleymane Guindo. They worked on the following themes: “Love”, “Dialogue and Cultural Diversity”, “Ginna Dogon”, “African Renaissance” “Cultural Diversity and National Unity”.

For nearly twenty (20) days, in an appropriate and suitable Framework for artistic creation, along the Niger River at the Foundation Festival sur le Niger. Artists have produced works of exceptional quality.

The art critics and resources persons of the Kôrè-Quality Program 1: In order to better coach and mentor young artists selected, in a practical orientation, we invited art critics and Professional artists from the continent to visit young people during the first creation residency. They are namely: Pr. Yacouba Konaté (Côte d’Ivoire), Ky Siriki (Burkina Faso), Abdoulaye Konaté (Mali), Amadou Chab Touré (Mali), Diagne Chanel (France- Senegal), Danny Leriche (France), Hama Goro (Mali).

The artist painter Mamadou Amadou Keita


Mamadou A. Keïta ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Amour - Festival sur le Niger 2014


Born on November 2, 1960 in Thiès (Senegal), Mamadou Amadou Keita graphic artist and sculptor trained in the National Arts Institute (INA) of Bamako. He designed and decorated just as he paints and creates Bogolans. His works are the expression of an extensive research on tones where the light color greatly reduces the hardness of other pigments. The sacred occupies an important place in his works through the signs of the Bambara cosmogony. He has participated in several collective exhibitions and workshops in Mali, Ghana, Nigeria (PACA), France, Mexico, Germany and the Netherlands. He works at the Centre Soleil d’Afrique in Bamako.

Technique : Painting and collage

Mamadou A. Keita first prepares a picture of a white background, leaving generally 5-10 cm edge. A real search of tones on other materials that will be glued to the canvas to match well in harmony.

His researches are mainly oriented on directed hazard, that is to say a research on materials even on the ground. If he wants to have the rare imprints therein to apply in his paintings, he often causes hazard on his canvases (hazard induced).

All this for a research of material and tones that we cannot find if you just ran a brush face a white background. Inspiration comes easily by the research and fixtures rare colors and starting from this the artist may impose his theme ideally by his unique technique.


Mamadou A. Keïta ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Amour - Festival sur le Niger 2014
La Main de Fatima Toile (Fatima’s hand)

Canvas: 1m x 2m --- Technique: Acrylic, painting and collage
Fatima’s hand expresses for my country brotherly love between the North and the South, the helping hand of our mother.


Mamadou A. Keïta ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Amour - Festival sur le Niger 2014
La Colline du Savoir (The Hill of Knowledge)

Canvas: 1m x 1,50m --- Technique: Acrylic, painting and collage
Amour pour l’enseignement et pour son métier.



Mamadou A. Keïta ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Amour - Festival sur le Niger 2014
Way in, way out 

Canvas : 1m x 1,50m --- Technique : Acrylic, painting and collage
A continent of love welcomes people from all nationalities without requirements on “Way in” and “Way out”.



Mamadou A. Keïta ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Amour - Festival sur le Niger 2014
L’ amour environnemental (Environmental love)

Canvas: 1m x 2m --- Technique: Acrylic painting and collage
Love for the protection and safeguarding of environment



Mamadou A. Keïta ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Amour - Festival sur le Niger 2014

Canvas: 1m x 2m --- Technique: Acrylic, painting and collage
Kadija is an ideal African woman, she has a lot of maternal affection, she does the laundry for all the family members, she does all the household works, and she loves everyone. But yet she still receives criticism from everywhere. I wanted to put light on Kadidja with the use of the Bambara ideogram symbolizing light, a light to illuminate and show maternal love in the family.



The artist painter AMADOU SANOGO

Theme «African Renaissance»

Amadou Sanogo ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Renaissance Africaine


Born in 1977 in Ségou, Amadou Sanogo is a young artist graduated from the National Arts Institute of Bamako in 2003. After numerous exhibitions and residencies in Bamako (Palais de la Culture, CCF (current French Institute), Museum of Bamako ...) while still a student, he travelled abroad several times particularly to exhibit in France where he received a success (space Gambetta, Paris, Galerie Artitude-Paris in Bordeaux).

In 2012, some of his works are presented in England as part of a collective exhibition of artists from Africa held at the West Manchester Art Gallery. Several paintings made by Amadou Sanogo are exhibited at the Fair of Paris by the French specialist of modern African art, André Magnin. Amadou Sanogo continues his research and still works in Bamako, in his workshop in Dar Salam.

Renaissance is a new direction that is possible only if one accepts to challenge; because it is a self awareness that becomes collective.

 Amadou Sanogo ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Renaissance Africaine
Quel commun( What common)

Acrylic on canvas- 150/204 cm
What common : Who prevents whom from evolving


Amadou Sanogo ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Renaissance Africaine

Acrylic on canvas - 150 /117 cm
Boukouni is a traditional shirt that serves as a protection, and I wonder if it exists as such in Africa today. Doesn’t Africa need another protection different from what is proposed to it?



Amadou Sanogo ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Renaissance AfricaineEntre deux  (In between)

Acrylic on canvas- 150/120 cm
In between: how can we talk about renaissance, while the people are hostage of the disagreements between the leaders?


Amadou Sanogo ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Renaissance Africaine
Entre la tête et ventre (Between the Head and the Belly)

Acrylic on canvas- 150/116 cm
Between the head and the belly: I think it’s time we associateour heads to what is in our bellies.



Amadou Sanogo ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Renaissance Africaine
Le présent (The present)

Acrylic on canvas- 150/117 cm
The Present: : I invite the three layers to interest themselves to the present because it gives a lot of value to the past and future, leaving little room for this. So with a good present future is guaranteed and we can better learn from the past.

To the Top


The artist painter Issa KONE




Born in 1974 in Missini, Kadiolo (Mali), married and father of 5 children, Issa Koné is an artist, who made his first expériences in the dyeing workshop N’domo as an apprentice trainee for a period of two (02) years, from 1992 to 1994.

At the end of its different stages, Issa Koné worked as team leader of the dyeing workshop from 1995 to 2010. After years of gaining experience Issa Koné opened his own workshop Dokebulon.

He is running this workshop now. Issa has exploded creativity and sharpened his technique he laid on the wood his favorite material. Issa worked on love in all its aspects. Love as a factor of peace, tranquility, tolerance, mutual understanding ... Love as a factor of unity, forgiveness and reconciliation.

The loves for one’s country ... love as a regulator of intercultural dialogue and social relations to create the link with the current context in our country ... Love is an exciting theme. Issa turned it into a central object of his creation to evoke emotion of beauty, expression of the symbol full of hope and life in this time of trouble.


L’ amour de la patrie (Love for the country)

Feeling love for one’s country in order to build the future despite the constraints and obstacles in life.



Issa KONÉ ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: AmourL’amour maternel (Maternal Love)

All good mothers should arouse love between their offspring.



Issa KONÉ ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: AmourL’amour de l’univers (Love for the Universe)

Everyone must imitate heaven; preach love and cohesion between men and the nature. In a word we are all united each other.





Mariage forcé (Forced marriage)

Advocating love to ban forced marriage in society.



Démarches (

 Multiplication of steps between individuals creates intercultural dialogue and also creates relationships between individuals.


L’artiste peintre Mohamed Lamine B. TOURE, BAKO

Theme  «Dialogue and Cultural Diversity»


A color king ? Mohamed Lamine B. Touré alias Bako was born in 1978 in Ségou. Graduated of the National Arts Institute and the Academy Arts and Multimedia Professions Balla Kouyaté

Fasseke (CAMM-BFK), Bako recalls coloring tasks during childhood.

Thus, he opens your eyes to the real world and the colorful splendor that surrounds it. Finally he represents in his work the taste of a world where his present life flows in a thousand

colored shapes, in a flowering architected spots, in beings barely sketched in countless fanciful trims.

Bako, with a technique that assimilates to the pop art, works on the theme «Dialogue and Cultural Diversity.» Dialogue and cultural diversity, factor of social cohesion, forgiveness, reconciliation, unity and sustainable peace. A frank, sincere dialogue may pose effectively the groundwork for a new takeoff ... a takeoff full of hope that integrates with intelligence the diversity of origins, languages and cultures. The artist will give a purely artistic content to this topical theme.

Bako has many strings to his bow, and he will show it once again during this residence that offers him the flexibility to express... to be in his role as an artist…

La joie dans nos coeurs 01
Happiness in our hearts 01)

Canvas 1m x 1m (diptych) -- Technique: Pop’Art



La joie dans nos coeurs 02 
(Happiness in our hearts 02)

Canvas 1m x 1m ( dityque) --- Technique: Pop’Art


La joie dans nos coeurs 03  
(Happiness in our hearts 03)

Canvas 1m x 1m ( diptych) - Technique: Pop’Art




L’échange 01
(Exchange 01)

Canvas 1m x 1m - Technique: mixed




L’échange 02
(Exchange 02)

Canvas 1m x 1m --- Technique: mixed



L’artist painter Souleymane OUOLOGUEM

Theme  « La Ginna »

Souleymane Ouologuem ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Ginna - Programme Kôrè Qualité

Born on November 24, 1975 in Koutiala, Souleymane is a graduate of the National Arts Institute of Bamako (INA) and the Academy of Arts and Multimedia Professions (CAMM). Ouologuem focuses his work on his Dogon origins, rituals, traditions, cosmology, architecture ... He paints the Dogon world that, for him, is a way to show his presence. He uses a technique which is a mixture of painting, pigment, Pastel, dye, charcoal, collage.

Ouologuem worked on the theme of «Ginna» a strong symbol in Dogon society, a marker, a source of inspiration.

The Ginna is a large family home, where everyone gathers around the essential issues. It symbolizes the gathering, reunion, mutual assistance, mutual understanding, solidarity, work, self-sacrifice to keep intact the fraternal ties ...

And if we turn Mali into our great common Ginna?

And if we get inspired by the wealth of our culture to lay the groundwork for this new Mali we all dream of? ...

Ouologuem made a return to his sources, these very same sources that feed his inspiration for many years ...

His trip time, probably led to the depths of the Dogon culture...

Les Chefs de Familles (Heads of families)

Canvas: 150cm/100cm --- Technique : Mixed

In the Dogon areas all good families are still run by men called «Ginnabana.» No matter their size or color difference, all these men had a moral value, common sense, control and accountability. They held all three knowledge: «know how to be, how to live and know-how» The stones represent the foundation, the foundation or the good start.



Souleymane Ouologuem ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Ginna - Programme Kôrè Qualité 

Canvas : 150cm/100cm - Technique : Mixed

A family must grow; this growth process in which everyone is involved under the control of the older. Niches that are in the work represent family upwards. This shows that the succession is assured.

Souleymane Ouologuem ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Ginna - Programme Kôrè Qualité
Ginna 01

Canvas : 150cm/100cm --- Technique : Mixed

The Ginna is a large family home where everyone gathers around the point. It symbolizes the gathering, reunion, mutual assistance, mutual understanding, solidarity and selflessness to keep intact the fraternal bonds. Niches represent members of the family, a single door, «we go through one door and we get out from the same door»; and the roof, the unique architectural beauty in Dogon areas.

Souleymane Ouologuem ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Ginna - Programme Kôrè Qualité
Ginna 02

Canvas: 150cm x 100cm --- Technique: mixed

Souleymane Ouologuem ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: Ginna - Programme Kôrè Qualité
Protection familiale (
Family protection)

Canvas : 150cm/100cm - Technique : Mixed

A Great «Ginna» must always be well protected. The Dogon have worked hard on signs. Symbols or ideograms passed information. For this reason, seeing the sign we can say that this family is under the protection of a mystical power. We note a balance of the arrangement of stones on a solid foundation.

L’artist Painter Elie Théra

Theme «African Renaissance»

 Elie Théra ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: La Renaissance Africaine

Elie Thera is a graduate of the National Arts Institute of Bamako (INA) and the Academy of Arts and Multimedia Professions (CAMM). Second prize of «Talents of the City Competition», organized by the Association SMARTS Ségou, Elie continues to grow. He made several exhibitions in Ségou and Bamako.

Technique : mixed, broken paint on canvas

I want to express what is possible, what is concrete and palpable (African Renaissance). This renaissance I already have at the end of my fingers is the result of my multiple reflections and exchanges during the residency in Ségou.

I mostly turn my optimistic and critical thinking on the individual will of man to want to change things, and in my work I put Man as an individual at the center of my questions. His ability to be able to create his own universe, a suitable universe and building on his cultural and moral values, a universe that allows him to grow in the deep roots but look forward.



  Elie Théra ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: La Renaissance Africaine

La Douleur (The Pain)

Canvas : 1m x 70 cm - Technique : mixed, broken paint on canvas



Elie Théra ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: La Renaissance Africaine
La Résurrection (Ressurrection)

Canvas : 1m x 70 cm - Technique : mixed, broken paint on canvas


Elie Théra ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: La Renaissance Africaine

L’Emergence (Emergence)

Canvas : 1m x 70 cm - Technique : mixed, broken paint on canvas


Elie Théra ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: La Renaissance Africaine
La fleur d’Afrique (The African Flower)

Canvas : 1m x 70 cm - Technique : mixed, broken paint on canvas


Elie Théra ARTISTE PEINTRE Thème: La Renaissance Africaine
L’Espoir (Hope)

Canvas : 1m x 70 cm - Technique : mixed, broken paint on canvas

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L’Artiste peintre Souleymane Guindo

Thème: Dialogue and cultural diversity

Souleymane Guindo graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (FSJP) of the University of Bamako and the Academy of Arts and Multimedia Professions (CAMM). He attended several exhibitions in Bamako Dialogue and Cultural Diversity.

Very often used for a peaceful solution and recovery of any culture, following a predicament between groups of people or ethnic groups with different cultures.

For a while Mali is in a very critical situation and it is now the concern of all Malian.

To express my vocation in terms of this theme in painting abstractly, I am inspired by daily group and individual activities, with easy to decipher codes of the Dogon world, an environment

that shaped my childhood.

This inspiration involves concepts such as talking to each other,

understanding each other, forgiving each other, mutual recognition, accepting each other despite the differences, finding each other around a common good, peace, social cohesion, recognition and national unity.



Canvas 130cm/90cm --- Technique : Mixed

The Niaga consists of a combination of stem and tree leaves. These stems are part of the trees, serve as a good protection for the Niaga’s content: that is to say egg. So plastically, I alluded to the nest, to our beautiful country Maliba and I invite all Malians to give the best of themselves for their country.



Souleymane-Guindo-2.jpgDogo, Sougou

Canvas : 100 cm/70cm --- Technique : Mixed

Place of exchange, the sougou is a place where we can talk to each other; understand each other, a place of agreement between the seller and the buyer for shared satisfaction without discrimination. We should be patriots with a single ideology, a common interest, a collective satisfaction: Mali.



Canvas : 120 cm/80cm --- Technique : Mixed

A meeting place for peaceful solutions to any disagreement, the bulon either in Bambara or Dogon areas is a high place of exchange and mutual understanding.

Souleymane-Guindo-4.jpgFoga ben

Canvas : 100 cm/70cm --- Technique : Mixed

Let’s act peacefully, nothing is worth peace.





Canvas : 150 cm/100cm --- Technique : Mixed

The use of four bundles of wood from four different corners (East, West, South and North), symbolising the four cardinal points, for specified objectives: Cooking, Burning and Illuminating.