Cheikhou Bâ, L’anonyme (The Anonymous), 2016, Polymer, metal, wood, 29 x 27 cm / 11 x 11 in, Courtesy 50 Golborne
Cheikhou Bâ, L’anonyme (The Anonymous), 2016, Polymer, metal, wood, 29 x 27 cm / 11 x 11 in, Courtesy 50 Golborne 

Through a stimulating body of works, comprising ceramics, painting, and mixed-media installations, Cheikhou Bâ considers “what it is to be human”. Series such as Tomorrow (2015) depict morphed sculptures inspired by existentialist literature, fantasy film, and children’s fables. The works portray an array of witty, tragicomic human figures that appear trapped between instincts and morals, freedom, and social pressure. Bâ trained at the École Nationale des Arts, Dakar and the University of Art and Design, Geneva, where he obtained an advanced degree specializing in ceramics and polymers (2011). His work has been exhibited at Kalao Gallery, Bilbao (2015); Callalou Gallery, Cleveland (2013); The Mojo Gallery, Dubai (2013); Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin (2012); Musee d’art Contemporain d’Alger, Algiers (2011); Le Douze Gallery, Nantes (2011); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2009); and Galerie du Cháteau, Renens (2008).