Félicité Codjo

Félicité Codjo is born in Dakar, Senegal. She has a passion for drawing since childhood. After obtaining a literary Baccalauréat in Benin in 1977, Félicité studied at the University of Benin in Cotonou from 1978 to 1980 at the Faculty of Arts, English section. She then worked as a secretary in a tobacco sales agency.From 1985 to 1987, she learnt painting in a workshop in Lomé, Togo.
After arriving and settling permanently in Dakar in 1987, Félicité took part in a pan-African exhibition the same year. She participated in the first two Dakar Biennials in
1990 and 1992. From 1994, she participated in a series of group exhibitions in Senegal and abroad. She was in part of the IN selection of the Dakar Biennale in
2002. She discovered art therapy in 2004 and joined the team leading an art therapy workshop for psychiatric patients at the Hôpital Principal de Dakar. The patient’ works were selected and exhibited at the OFF Dakar Biennale in 2006.
From 2007 to 2016, Félicité participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Senegal, Togo, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Canada. In 2018, she was again selected for the IN of the Dakar Biennale.

OH Gallery
Carnet de dessin, Seyni Awa Camara , 2021

OH Gallery

OH GALLERY opened its doors in Dakar in November 2018 with the precise intention to support the development of a local market of buyers across all ages and nationalities. The contemporary art gallery offers since a unique tailor-made experience to its visitors operating by appointment only. This manner of understanding the space aims to generate an intimate and contemplative approach to the artworks, making every visit confidential and personalised. The selection of artists exhibited in OH Gallery’s OVR challenges a motionless notion of africanness and what does or does not fit the westernized concept of “Contemporary African Art”, by inspiring powerful exchanges among diverse narratives and techniques. The six artists featuring, two of which are a duo, manifest the multifaceted quality of OH Gallery as a meeting place for artists with very different ages, backgrounds and artistic practices. At the same time, the harmony among the works also shows a clear vision on the direction to take.
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