A multidisciplinary visual artist, Soly Cissé was born in Dakar in 1969 and joined the National School of Fine Arts in the same city. In his sculptures and paintings, the artist shows a rich bestiary of hybrid and mythological beings. He was selected at the biennials of Dakar and São Paulo in 1998, and in 2000 at the Havana Biennial. His works are presented in major international museums. In 2005, he participated in the Africa Remix exhibition at the Center Pompidou.
Born in 1953 in Diré, Mali, Abdoulaye Konaté studied at the National Institute of Arts in Bamako and at the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba. Working with tapestry, painting and sculpture, fabric is his main creative material. The artist is inspired by African spiritualities and globalization. Nowadays world-renowned, he has exhibited his works in numerous fairs, biennales and exhibitions including Africa Remix (2004-2007).
Born in Cameroon in 1967, Barthélémy Toguo studied at the School of Fine Arts in Abidjan, at the Beaux-Arts in Grenoble and at the Kunstakademie in Düsserldof. Paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, installations, performances: the works of this multidisciplinary artist are exhibited all over the world, unveiling his vision of identity, social issues and Africa today. A committed artist, Barthélémy Toguo created in 2008 the Bandjoun Station artistic center in Cameroon.
Collector, journalist and writer, Gervanne Colboc lived in Africa and was auctioneer for about ten years. In 2009, she created with Matthias Leridon AAD: African Art for Development, an organization of general interest which supports community development projects associated with creations of contemporary African artists.
After university studies in Belgium, Felix Frachon began a practical research on contemporary art as a medium of diplomacy by focusing in intercultural relations. In 2016, he created an art gallery based in Brussels: the Felix Frachon Gallery. This place presents a reflection on the so-called “emerging” artistic scenes. In 2018, Felix Frachon opened LE 26BY, a cultural platform, extending his research project to conferences, screenings, debates, concerts, exhibitions, masterclasses and artistic residencies.