Saïdo Dicko

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

At the age of five, Dicko, 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.

Through painting, photography, video, or installations, Dicko transforms the representation of forms giving life to visual phenomena, to physical and psychological events of light, uniting the two extreme values that are at the heart of black and white contrast. 

He finds pleasure in bringing together the opposites to talk to us about equality, union, maternal love, freedom, humanity, and so on.

1979 -
Nationality: Burkina Faso
Residence: Paris, France

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