In collaboration with Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, a Lagos, Nigeria-based Art Twenty One present solo exhibition of Ivorian artist Aboudia, entitled Chap Chap. The exhibition opens at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, 13, February, showing till March 23, 2016.
Art Twenty One states that the exhibition follows the artist’s continued interest in exploring the urbanity of Abidjan’s cityscape and the culture of the “Nouchi”, a pidgin language that emerged in the Ivory Coast in the early 1980s.
Born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Aboudia completed his art training at the Technical Centre of Applied Arts, Libreville. Aboudia gained attention for his series of paintings depicting the Battle of Abidjan, which has been exhibited in prominent exhibitions worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include Nouchi City at Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan), African Dawn at Ethan Cohen Gallery (New York), and Quitte le pouvoir at Jack Bell Gallery (London). Aboudia was included in the exhibition Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, in 2014 and 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery, and he has participated in exhibitions at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London) and Dak’Art Off (Dakar). His work is included in prestigious permanent collections including the Saatchi Gallery. Aboudia lives and works in New York and Abidjan.