Paul Sika

Photographer : Cote D'Ivoire

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Paul Sika

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Born in 1985 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He works and lives in Abidjan, Ivory Coast He spent a considerable part of his younger years playing video games and programming calculators, thus leading him to pursue a BSC in Software Engineering at Westminster University in London, UK. Upon graduation, he decided to leave the field of computers and return to his home country where he currently works and resides.

His work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Galerie le LAB 2.0 in Abidjan in 2008 and Collection II : L’appel de Lilian at the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury in 2012. He participated at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House in London in 2013 and 2014, the Dak’Art Off at the Fondation Total in Dakar in 2014 and the Group Show at the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan.In 2015, the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan exhibited his work  at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA. 

In 2015, he was chosen to present his work for Ivory Coast at the exhibition ‘‘Lumières d’Afrique’’ at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. In the same year, he exhibited his serie Collection II : L’appel de Lilian at the Galerie de l’Institut français as part of the International photography encounters of Fès in Morocco. In 2016, he participated in the Fringe of the 12th Dakar Biennale with the exhibition ‘‘Elsewhen’’ within the project ‘‘Dakar, creative and digital city’’ initiated by the Unesco.

In conversation with photographer Paul Sika

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