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Togolese visual artist and videographer, Abdoul-Ganiou, aligns prizes and participations in major cultural events

Publié le vendredi 30 avril 2021, par Gabinho

Obviously, the Covid-19 has not reached the brush and the video recording and filming devices of Togolese videographer Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani. The Togolese visual artist and videographer residing in Stuttgart in Germany despite this evil which shook everyone and brought down activities in several fields, did not fail to make progress, better to collect even more certificates for his art.

The most German of Togolese plastic artists and videographer, trained at the College of Artistic and Artisanal Education of Kpalimé in Togo, is still talked about about him and Togo, and this time, at the film competition in the USA, 12 th Annual UNCG International Sustainability Shorts Film Competition 2021 (https://sustainability.uncg.edu/news-events/film-competition/), organized by the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). In this coveted event, his video "Fragility of Nature" takes part.

But while waiting for the fallout from this participation, it should be noted that the artist has not spent a blank year in 2020 and not in this current 2021. Information reached our editorial staff, the Togolese won last February, "The" Artfacts Award 2020 "for a strong progression in the ranking in 2020. A reward for its exhibitions in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic which has affected the cultural sector. This distinction is awarded by Artfacts.net (www.artfacts.net), a global artist listing company based in Berlin, Germany ”. An award that was followed by another last March. This is the "Certificate of Appreciation from Eco Aware Art Gallery in Delhi, India, after participating in the" Paper as Treasure "exhibition.

At the same time, we can also note participation in other events around the world. There is the participation of his three videos "How to make a better world ?", "Social Distancing" and "Afrikabu" received the First Prize at the Video Art Festival "My Style" in Kaunas, Lithuania in February. 2021, and at the "New Day - Newruz" exhibition, organized by Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts in Turkey from March 21 to April 15, 2021, and finally, the performance of Togo on April 15, 2021 again, at the virtual exhibition of the World Art Day, initiative of Trakya University in Edirne in Turkey, alongside more than 300 artists from all over the world.

While Dermani participates in prizes and exhibitions throughout the year, a quick glance at her diary reveals that the year has been a busy one for the Togolese visual artist and videographer. Among other dates to remember, there is the selection to participate in several upcoming exhibitions, including the Experiments in Cinema v16.1, Albuquerque, NM, USA (www.experimentsincinema.org) from May 1 to 22, 2021, the Expo Metro Monaco, Open air exhibition, Principality of Monaco (https://expometro.co/fr/exhibition/2021-monaco) from June 29 to July 05, 2021, the Ostrale Biennale O21, Biennale de l´Art Contemporain in Dresden in Germany (www.ostrale.de) from July 1 to October 3, 2021, Art in Lima 2021, Contemporary Art Exhibition in Ponte de Lima in Portugal (www.artinlima.com) from July 4 to September 26, 2021 , and the social, International Exhibition at the CICA Museum in Gimpo, South Korea (www.cicamuseum.com) from October 13 to 31, 2021.

Beyond these prizes and representations of the country by Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani in the course of this year 2021, it should be noted that he received the Luxembourg Art Prize 2020 certificate, awarded by the Musée Pinacothèque du Luxembourg.

This is an example of a career to be followed by Togolese visual artists and videographers. For information, Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani is a set of artistic practice encompassing painting, drawing, photography and video.

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