Seydou Keïta

Biography

1923

Born in Bamako (Mali)

Lived and worked in Bamako

2001

Died in Paris

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

"Seydou Keïta", Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris

2013 - 2014

"Seydou Keïta, Photographs from The Jean Pigozzi Collection", The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

2011

"Seydou Keïta, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Galeria Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca

"August Sander und Seydou Keita: Portraiture and Social Identity", Walther Collection Project Space, New York

2010

"Seydou Keïta: Beautiful Like That", Jack Bell Gallery, London

2006

"Seydou Keïta", John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

"Seydou Keïta", Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

"Seydou Keïta – The Image King of Africa", Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

2003

"Mali Portraits by Seydou Keïta", The William Bennington Museum of Art, The University of Conneticut, Storrs, Conneticut

2002

"Seydou Keïta: Portraits", Grany Selwyne Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California

2001

"Seydou Keïta", Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

"Seydou Keïta: Portraits from Mali", Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia

2000

"Seydou Keïta", Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Miami

1998

1st Lebanese Biennale of Photgraphy, Digital Pictures and Film: Seydou Keita presented by the Fondation Cartier

1997

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Pinacoteca o Estado de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

"Seydou Keita: Photographs from Mali", Gagosian Gallery, New York; travelling to Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

1996

Fotofest, Houston/Texas

"Seydou Keïta: photographer", National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Fotofest, Montreal

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

1995

Festival "Jazz et Musiques Métisses", Musée d’Angoulème,

Angoulème

Helsingin Taidehalli Helsingfors Konsthall, Helsinki

Espace Fernand Léger, Montreuil

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

"Self evident", Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1994 - 1995

"Black Movie", Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva

1994

"Seydou Keïta: Portraits de 1949 à 1964", Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris

"Seydou Keïta", Ginza Shiseido Art Space, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015


"Making Africa - Un Continente De Diseño Contemporáneo
", Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao


"Cámara de Maravillas
", Centro de la Imagem, Mexico City


"After Eden
", Photography from The Walther Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris


"Proximus Art collective
", Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), Deurle, Belgium


"The Pistil's Waltz
", Ggallery Fifty One, Antwerp, Belgium


"Arte contemporânea na Coleção Sindica Dokolo
", You Love Me, You Love Me Not, Municipal Gallery Almedia Garret, Porto

2014


"Nona
", Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp, Belgium


"Dr. Albert Delucq
", Galerie Coullaud & Koulinsky, Paris

2013


"White. Photography, Art, Design, Fashion, Film
", Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

"Transit
", Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea, São Paulo

"Summer Selection
", Danziger Gallery, New York

"Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta
", Denver Art Museum, Denver

"Malian Portrait Photography", Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
New Paltz, New York, USA


"Keïta, Ojeikere, Sidibé", 11 Columbia,
Monaco


"Paris Photo Los Angeles", Paramount Pictures Studios, 
Los Angeles


"Bamako Photo in Paris", Carré de Baudouin,
Paris

2012


"Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design", Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnheim
Netherlands


 "August Sander and Seydou Keïta, Portraiture and Social Identity", Walther Collection Project Space
New York, USA


"A meno di non ricorrere a una fotografia
", M & D ARTE, Gorgonzola, Italy


"Africa. Photographs and Video from the Martin Z, Margulies Collection
", Edison College, Lee County Campus, Ft. Myers, FL


"Auf Augenhöhe: Meisterwerke aus Mittelalter und Moderne
", Ulmer Museum, Ulm


"Photographing the Social Body: Malian Portraiture from the Studion to the Street
", Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MN


"Transit_Salvador
", Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM), 
Salvador


"Africa/Africa, Abbaye St. André, Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac


"African Photography: For Whose Eyes?, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY


"Ladies and Gentlemen!
", Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö

2011

"Who, What, Wear Selections from the Permanent Collection", The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY

"on aime la photographie", Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris

"Photographs: 1959 - 2010", Afronova modern and contemporary art, Johannesburg

"Becoming Photographs from the Wedge Collection", Tate Modern, London

"Seydou Keïta / Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca

2010

"Playlist", Moderna Museet c/oJönköpings läns museum, Artmuseum of Jönköping, Sweden

"100 Prozent Afrika", Dany Keller Galerie, Munich

"Posing Beauty in African American Culture", Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON

2009

"Masters of Photography", Fifty One fine Art Photography, Antwerp

"Elements of Wonder", Danziger Gallery, New York

"Esposizione Universale", Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC), Bergamo

2008

"Sander's Children Figurative Photography In the Tradition of August Sander", Danziger Gallery, New York

"Mujeres en plural", Fundación Canal, Madrid

"head room", Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (mocca), Toronto, On

"Becoming: Photographs From The Wedge Collection", Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI

"People, Spirits & Ghosts: Portrait", Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague

"REAL. Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ-Bahnk", Stäfel Museum, Frankfurt a. M.

"Last Implicaciones de la Imagem (The implications of image)", Museo Universiatrio de Ciencias y Arte (MUCA Roma), Mexico City

"Far from Home", North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

2007

"WHY AFRICA? - La Collezione Pigozzi", Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin

"NY C Photo", Phillips de Pury & Company, New York

"Fifty One Celebrates Seven Years", Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

"África Plural: 3 + 3", Casa África, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

"June Bride", Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

"Concept: Photography. Dialogues & Attitudes", Museum Ludwig, Cologne; traveling to Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

"Seydou Keïta & Lolo Veleko. Fashion", Danziger Gallery, New York

"En Quere d'identite", Centre photographique d'Île-de-France, Pontault Combault

2006

"About Africa – Part One", Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

2005

"African art Now – Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection", National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.

"Collection remixed", Bronx Museum of Arts, New York,

Contact: 9th Annual Toronto Photography Festival", Alliance Francaise, Toronto

"Arts of Africa", Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

"Faces in the Crowd: Images of Modern Life", Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy"Africa Remix: L'Art Contemporain d'un continent", Centre Pompidou, Paris

"Keïta and Malick Sidibé", The Sheldon Art Galleries. St. Louis, Missouri

2004

"Skin Deep", Cook Fine Art, New York

"Fifty One Celebrates Four Years", Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen

"Joy of Life – Two Photographers from Africa", Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

"AIM 24: Portraits and Places", Bronx Museum of Art, New York

2003 - 2004

"Village Global: Années 60", Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal

2003

"Go Johnny Go! – Die E-Gitarre – Kunst und Mythos", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

"Gruppenausstellung - Patchworking", Produzentengalerie, Hamburg

"You look beautiful like that", Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

2002

"Portraits", André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

"You look beautiful like that", Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

"Exposition inaugurale – Herbier & le Nuage", MACs Grand Hornu – Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu

"You look beautiful like that", UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

"Flash Afrique – Fotografie aus westafrikanischen Metropolen", NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany

2001

"Flash Afrique", Kunsthalle Wien, Wien

"XVI International Video and Multimedia Arts Festival" Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

"You look beautiful like that: The Portrait Photographs of Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibé", The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2000

"Africa: Past-Present", Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen

"Voilà – Le monde dans la tête", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – MAM/ ARC, Paris

"Biennale of Sydney", Sydney

"Portrait Afrika", Fotogalerie in der Alten Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany

"Portrait Afrika – Fotografische Positionen eines Jahrhunderts", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

1999

"Photo Espana 99", Madrid

1998

"eye Africa/ African Photography 1840-1998", South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town

"Photographie aus Mali, 50er/60er Jahre", Dany Keller Galerie, Munich

"Portraits" Yan Pei-Ming & Seiydou Keita, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen

"2nd Biennale of Photography", Moscow: Seydou Keita and Ouka Lele presented by the Fondation Cartier, Paris

1997

Galerie Jule Kewenig, Art Cologne 1997, Cologne

"Amours", Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris

"Big City Artists from Africa", Serpentine Gallery, London

1996

"Africaines - 1er Festival de la photographie des 3 continents", Nantes

"Double Vie - Double Vue", Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain,

Mois de la photo, Paris

"In/ Sight: African photographers", The Guggenheim Museum, New York

1995

"Rimes et Regards", Espace Alain Afflelou, Paris

"Counter Cultures", Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam

"Multiple Exposure - The group portrait in photography",

The Bruce Museum, Greenwich/Connecticut

Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville/Virginia

Oaksville Galleries, Oakville/Ontario

1993

"Troisièmes Rencontres Photographiques de Normandie", Rouen

Festival "Images of Africa", Copenhague

1991

"Africa Explores", The Center for African Arts, New York

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