Saïdou Dicko fr

Saïdou Dicko

Born in Déou north of Burkina Faso
first photographic exhibition in the Off the Dakar Biennal,
received the price “promising new artist” at the Fondation Blachère
2012 technical football kit for PUMA’s ten partnered African National football teams
Born in 1979, Dicko, one of 11 children, was initially a herdsman in his village near Deou. He invented his own alphabet while in the bush before starting school in town. It was here that he discovered his first artistic ‘shadows’. He knew the shadows well, having tamed them endlessly while watching his herds and perfected his first form of expression: shadow plays. At fifteen he took some painting classes and became a painter of shadows and ten years later he is still painting.