Dimitri Fagbohoun, Les Patriotes, 2012
, Installation, portraits of past African presidents tattooed on djembés
(goblet drums), Dimensions variable, Unique piece, Courtesy Officine dell’Immagine
Dimitri Fagbohoun, Les Patriotes, 2012
, Installation, portraits of past African presidents tattooed on djembés
(goblet drums), Dimensions variable, Unique piece, Courtesy Officine dell’Immagine 

Dimitri Fagbohoun grew up in Cameron, before settling in Paris. The questions Fagbohoun addresses reflect his transcultural background and history, which straddles geographical and artistic boundaries. Sculpture, video, and installation provide him with the apposite grammar for inquiring into themes of memory, politics, faith, and philosophy. Fagbohoun’s works hover over contrasting states of the visible and the latent, creation and deconstruction – giving rise to tension and vulnerability. His works have been included in numerous exhibitions, including The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists (2014–15: Frankfurt, Savannah, and Washington, DC); Intimités, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin (2013); and Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy, Malmö Konsthall, C-Salen (2013). Festivals and biennials include the Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2012, 2016); Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie (2007, 2011); and the Pan-African Festival of Algiers (2009).