Pascal Konan was born in 1979 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Abidjan, Pascal Konan teaches today painting while practicing his artistic activity.
Staging the daily life of the inhabitants of Abidjan, the artist interprets a particular emotion, the one produced by African cities through their crowd and the exuberant profusion of sounds and smells that characterize them. Pascal Konan’s whole approach lies both in the exaltation of a happy childhood spent in one of the suburbs of Abidjan, but also in the testimony of the precariousness of an Africa grappling with urbanity.
At Jardin Rouge Pascal Konan continues his work on the management of our cities through the use of different recovered materials. The issue of e-waste animates the artist who is working on giving a new life to these objects strewn on the Ivorian streets and more generally in West Africa, a dumping ground of the Western world. In Pascal Konan’s studio for example we can see a planet obstructed by dark spots evoking the degradation of the ozone layer. That same star made from bleached jeans draws our attention on the noxiousness of the products used in the clothing manufacture.
Bleu Ciel, Eureka gallery, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Rotunda of Contemporary Arts, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Alliance Française of Pretoria, Afrique du Sud.
IN-DISCIPLINE, Travelling exhibition at Espace Expressions, CDG Foundation, Rabat, Morocco
IN-DISCIPLINE, Montresso* Art Space, Montresso* Art Foundation, Marrakech, Morocco
Official selection at the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Mali, Ségou’Art.
Tribute to the Dakar biennial, Martini, Suisse.
International Exhibition of Arts and Diversity, Nice, France.
Collective exhibition at the house of Aissa Dione at the 4th edition of PARTCOURS in Dakar, Senegal.
Participation in the Ivorian cultural week in Burkina Faso.
Collective exhibition at the Donwahi Foundation, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.