To Dream, to Collect


Soly Cisse

1969 Senegal

8 Works exhibited

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1969 born in Dakar, Senegal. Soly Cissé is a painter, draughtsman, and sculptor from Dakar, Senegal. His paintings are at once pictorial and graphics, rooted in the culture of his hometown, and loaded with autobiographical content. Cissé creates fantasy worlds where figures emerge from chaos and disharmony. His figures merge animal and human forms into strange, improbable hybrids wearing mortuary masks as if they are deities of Cissé’s magical world. Linear patterns, checkerboards, and sequences of letters and numbers bring tension to his work, while also referencing both barcodes and mystical numerologies.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 Galerie des Tuiliers, Bruxelles, Belgique 2014 Universe/Univers, Hôtel de Ville, Dakar, Sénégal Dreams, M.I.A. Gallery, Seattle, USA Volta Art Fair, Solo Show, M.I.A. Gallery, New York, USA 2013 Tornabuoni, Paris, France Galerie des Tuiliers, Lyon, France 2012 Lost World, M.I.A Gallery, Seattle, USA 2009 Solycolor, Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris, France 2008 IFAN Museum, Dakar, Sénégal 2007 Soly Cissé – Être pour devenir, Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris, France 2006 Soly Cissé – Oeuvres Récentes, Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris, France Soly Cisse, Célébration du centenaire de la naissance de Senghor, Verson, France 2005 Soly Cissé – Le Monde perdu, Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy Agence Française de Développement, Paris, France

Works by Soly Cissé

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80 x 80 cm


55 x 110 x 18 cm


100 x 150 cm


150 x 150 x 4 cm


50 x 157 x 4.5 cm


150 x 150 x 3 cm


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