IDENTITIES: Saïdou Dicko

14 May - 29 July 2023

Under the title "IDENTITIES" we show new works by Saïdou Dicko at ARTCO Gallery Brussels.

Saïdou Dicko was born in Burkina Faso in 1979. He lives and works in Paris, France.


Saïdou is a self-taught visual artist (photographer, videographer and painter). 

At the age of five, Saïdou, a Fulani Shepherd, learns to draw by collecting shadows of his sheep on the Sahel soils. Naturally, the shadow is present in all of his work. In 2005, he embarked on photography. Six months after his photographic debut, he presents his first exhibition in the 2006 Dakar Biennial Off, where he won a prize, the first in a long series.


To the question "Who are you?" Saidou Dicko will answer: "I am an adult child" From the child he has his unbiased and curious view of the world in which there are always new secrets to discover. From the awakened one a critical and questioning view of the same world.


The portraits of people Dicko photographed on his travels through West Africa, presented in this show of works, show these two sides of his identity.