ABDOUL-GANIOU DERMANI | Togo
My duty as an artist is to reflect on some issues related to society. The artist in my opinion, is a mirror of society. I am convinced that the artist can play an important role in providing solutions to our problems.
Seeking to build a better world through art, I work on various social issues, African cultural identities, search for peace among people, and also human physical communication in the age of new technologies. I follow a strong approach against violence, racism and exclusion.
I believe that my art can bring something positive to humanity.
Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani was born in Togo and currently lives in Stuttgart (Germany). Graduated from the College of Arts and Crafts in Kpalimé (Togo), his artistic practice encompasses painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and video.
His exhibitions have travelled internationally, including Venice Biennale, Havana Biennale, Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Bortolami Gallery in New York City, CICA Museum in Gimpo (South Korea), ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe (Germany), Pera Museum in Istanbul (Turkey), Hazard Galley in Johannesburg (South Africa) among others.
Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani has received a Certificate of Finalist at the Global Art Awards 2018 in Dubai, he won the Best Video Art Prize at the 17 th International Film Festival „Zoom-Zblizenia“ 2014 in Jelenia Gora, Poland.