Curriculum vitae of Papa Adama

Papa Adama, 11-09-1980, Ouagadougou (BF), NL

papa_adama80@yahoo.fr
www.papa-adama.com
telephone: +31 (0) 6 2305 8346

About me on ART

Papa Adama (Adama Koudougou Sawadogo), 1980. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. At the age of 16, right after finishing high school, Papa Adama started his career as an autodidact. From 1998 till 2001 he was student and assistant of Ali Nikiema and specialized in bronze at the CNAA - Centre National Artisanal d’Art in Ouagadougou.

The following years he concentrated on painting and was invited to expose in The Netherlands several times. In 2003, he moved to The Netherlands, shortly after he started his education at the Rietveld Academie. He graduated in 2007. Since then Papa Adama has been selected to join the Rijksakademie as an artist in residence starting in January 2008.

My work talks about humanity, I create imaginary worlds that correspond to the world I live in. I observe the movement and emotions of life by taking the image and colour of the people and surroundings that I see and I hear.

Education

  • 2004-2007: Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1998-2002: CNAA, Ouagadougou, BF

Residencies

  • 2008-2009: Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
  • 2008: Centre d’art contemporain Bajidala à Ségou, Mali

Projects

  • Building an artist residency and children education centre in Ouagadougou together
  • with architect Bart Guldemond (2012/2013/2014 ……)

Solo exhibitions (selection)

 

     

  • Planet Papa Adama, Laren 2014
  • CBK, Bijlmer Amsterdam 2010
  • Papa Adama Galery /Atelier, Ruysdaelkade 159, 2010
  • Van Zijll Langhout Exposities, New Art Comes 2010
  • SBK Veendam, Veendam, Papa Adama 2009
  • Posthuys, De Koog, 2008
  • Galerie 23, Amsterdam, 2007
  • Ververs Gallery, Amsterdam, 2007
  • Galerie 56, Tilburg, 2007
  • Galerie 23, Amsterdam, 2006
  • Garage Waterlooplein, Amsterdam, 2005

Group exhibitions (selection)

        .HUMOR  Frans Hals Museum De Hallen Haarlem (2017)

  • W139, There is no I, august 2014
  • Museum Belvedere, Solopresentaties, Heerenveen-Oranjewoud, 2011 (22 juli -16 okt)
  • Kersgallery, Papa Adama en Mette Sterre, Den Haag 2011 (2 – 23 juli)
  • Circle Gallery, Amsterdam Karamogo, three artists one passion: Africa, Amsterdam 2011 (10 mei – 14 juni)
  • Eddie de Eagle Museum, The beginning of the End Tolhuishuistuin Amsterdam, 2010
  • Oude Kerk, Amsterdam Art in Redlight / AIR, 2010
  • Diska, Amsterdam 2010
  • SMBA, Amsterdam In-between Things 2010
  • Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht 2010
  • Ververs Gallery, AmsterdamThe State of Being 2010
  • RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden Lichtvoetige Vervreemding 2010
  • Vergeten Veldjes, mobile gallery, 2010 http://www.vergetenveldjes.nl
  • Rijksakademie, Amsterdam Open Ateliers 2009
  • Licht aan Zee AA, Den Helder, 2009
  • Oude Kerk, Amsterdam Art in Redlight: AIR4 2008
  • Rijksakademie,Amsterdam Open Ateliers 2008
  • Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Rietveld in de kerk 2007
  • Galerie 23, Amsterdam Zomeropstelling 2007
  • ArtOlive Galerie, Amsterdam ArtOlive Jong Talent 2007
  • Galerie 23, Amsterdam, Zomeropstelling 2006
  • Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam Cinéma de Bricolage 2005
  • Centrum DJOJ, Rotterdam, 2004
  • Galerie Arfrican Forms & Contemporary Art, Maastricht 2003
  • Nederlandse Ambassade, Ouagadougou, BF 2003
  • Cultureel Centrum Orion, Rotterdam, 2003
  • Centrale Bibliotheek, Den Haag, 2003
  • International Perscentrum, Den Haag 2003
  • Galerie Escalier Rouge, Ouagadougou, BF 2002
  • Hotel Pavillon Vert, Ouagadougou, BF 2002
  • Centre National des Arts, Ouagadougou, BF 2001

Work in Public Space

  • Bamba, Speeltuin Laagte Kadijk, Amsterdam 2012
  • Schrootkunstwerk, Laagte Kadijk t.o. nr 154, Amsterdam 2011
  • Zoo-tje Papa Adama, Plantage Kerklaan, Amsterdam 2009

Articles and reviews (selection)

  • de Volkskrant, De authentieke inheemse culturen bestaan niet echt Lennard Dost
  • (28-06-2010)
  • SMBA Newsletter No 116, In-between Things Kerstin Winking, 2010
  • Mug Magazine, Papa Adama wil koning van de kunst zijn Charles Braam, 2010
  • Het Parool, Amsterdam moedigt tuintjes aan (02-08-2010)
  • de Volkskrant, Pogingen greep te krijgen op de wereld Marina de Vries (29-11-2008)
  • De Telegraaf, Groepshuwelijken en rinkelende wekkers Paola van de Velde (28-11-2008)

Publications / Interviews

      . VERSAL 12    MAGASIN         (2017)

  • AT5, Big City, 17-09-2012
  • www.vergetenveldjes.nl, interview 2010
  • RTV Noord-Holland, interview in Zoo-tje, 2010
  • Extrapool, posters for project Museale Maaltijd, Vrije Academie, Den Haag 2003
  • 'Ik Woon Hier', Adama Sawadogo, exhibition catalogue; Stichting Internationale Haagse 2003

Fellowships

  • 2009: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC
  • 2008: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC

Nominations

  • Buning Brongers Prijs 2010

Other Professional Activities

  • Pro Biblo, workshop during de Boekenweek, theme: ‘war, friendship, collaboration’, Schiphol, March 14, 2012
  • Art Centrum Papa Adama, Painting workshop for Children, Ouagadougou, oktober 2011
  • W139, We will Never Know for Sure, performance, 25 maart 2011
  • Mediamatic, performance at N8 / Ignite #2 with Sina Khani, 6 november 2010
  • De Key, workshop for children to make a mural sculpture at Laagte Kadijk, Amsterdam, October 10 and 17, 2010
  • AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch Choose an experience workshop, 2008
  • One Minutes workshop, Ouagadougou, BF 2007
  • Bronze casting and sculpture in several studios, Burkina Faso, 1999-2004
  • Guest artist at the Vrije Academie, Den Haag 2003