In 1998, Sadikou Oukpedjo joined Paul Ahyi’s studio where he essentially worked on wood carving
and assembly. In addition to woodworking, he started painting and diversifying his experiments:
cement paper, pastel highlight, chalk, colors, canvases. In 2013, after a stay in Bamako, he
moved to Abidjan where he devoted himself entirely to painting.
Upon returning from Dak’Art 2014, he began a series of drawings on newsprint that consist of
characters that are all at once human and animal which were first presented at 1:54 Contemporary
African Art Fair London in 2014.
In 2015, his work was exhibited for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, in the exhibition ‘‘Platform’’,
presented by Art Twenty One (ART 21) and he participated in a Fondation Blachère art residency
program in La Somone, Senegal. In 2016, he presented his first solo exhibition ‘‘Anima’’, at Galerie
Cécile Fakhoury - Abidjan. His work was also shown at the Fringe of the 12th Dakar Biennale in the
exhibition ‘‘Une collection particulière’’. At the end of the year, he starts a long term residency
at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium.