Sadikou Oukpedjo, 'Embryonnaires #4', 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 200 x 155 cm, Courtesy of Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
Sadikou Oukpedjo, 'Embryonnaires #4', 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 200 x 155 cm, Courtesy of Galerie Cécile Fakhoury 

In his work, Sadikou Oukpedjo questions the notions of origins and heritage— whether they are cultural or natural— through the prism of current issues and using various media. In 1998, he started his fine art career in the workshop of Paul Ahyi in Lomé, Togo where he worked essentially on sculpture. He then moved to Bamako where he exhibited his paintings in a solo show at the Goethe Institut in 2012. In 2013, be became especially devoted to his painting practice, starting a series of drawings on newspaper, figures, half human, half animal, which were presented at 1:54 in 2014.

In 2015, Oukpedjo’s work was shown for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, for the exhibition Platform, Art Twenty One (Art21). In 2016, the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury exhibited his work in the solo show Anima and in the fringe of the 12th Dakar Biennale with the exhibition Une collection particulière.