Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Biography

1921

Born in Zeprégühé, Daloa (Ivory coast), also known as Cheik Nadro

1950's

Created the Bété syllabary for the Bété language of Ivory Coast, consisting about 440 pictographic characters, while working as a clerk in various government offices

2014

Died in Abidjan (Ivory coast) on the 28th January

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

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

"The world of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré and his Object teaching", Kimmel Center Window Gallery, New York, USA

2010 - 2011

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Tate Modern, Tate Modern, London, UK

2010

"Bon Séjour, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Galerie du jour

agnès b., Paris, France

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland

"African Stories", Ancienne Banque du Maroc, Marrakech, Morocco

2009

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Galerie aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

2007

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2006

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Musée des Civilisations de Côtes d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

2004

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne

2003

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Musée Champollion, Figeac, France

2002

Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, Germany

2001

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré – Acharya Vyakul", Galerie du jour agnès b., Paris, France

1997

"Musée du Visage Africain", Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, Germany

"Welt der Zeichen - Zeichen der Welt", BKG-Studio, Wuppertal, Germany

1996

Galería DV, San Sebastián

1995

"Mondes - Frédéric Bruly Bouabré & Alighiero e Boetti", American Center, Paris, France

"World Envisionned -Frédéric Bruly BOUABRE & Alighiero e BOETTI", Dia Center for the Arts, New-York, USA

1994

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Ginza Art Space, Shiseido Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

1993

"Frédéric Bruly Bouabré", Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

"ROC", La galerie du jour agnès b, Paris, France

"Pierre Bodo, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, George Lilanga, Cyprien Tokoudagba. Exposition, Foundation Zisnou, Quidah, Bénin. La fabrique à fantasmes, Regard sur la collection du musée de Ouidah", Magnin-A, Paris, France

2014

"Ici l’Afrique/Here Africa - L’Afrique contemporaine à travers le regard de ses artistes", Musée des Suisses dans le Monde,Château de Penthes, Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland

"Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions", Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

"African way, Chapelle de la Visitation", Thonon-les-bains, France

2013

"55. Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy

2012

"Biennale Bénin, Inventing the World : The Artist as Citizen", Bénin

"Drawing Now Paris", Magnin-A, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

"Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils", Aboudia, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan

2011

"Prism – Drawings from 1990 - 2011", The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

"Le Monde vous appartient", Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy

"ArtParis, Just art! ", Grand Palais, Paris, France

"Riad Al Maaden", Marrakech, Morocco

"La petite revue de l’art moderne et contemporain en Côte d’Ivoire", Rotonde des Arts, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

"Animal", Fondation Blachère, Apt

"Africa Arte Contemporanea", JZ Art Gallery, Milan, Italy

2008

"aliceday", Brussels, Belgium

2009

"Appartment 22", Rabat, Morocco

2010

"Artparis+guests. André Magnin & Leridon Collection", Grand Palais, Paris, France

"African Stories Marrakech Art Fair", Marrakech, Morocco

"La Collection de l'Art Brut", Lausanne, Switzerland

2009

"Ce que j'ai sous les yeux", Musée d'art & d'Histoire de Saint Denis

2007

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Great Britain

2005

"Arte religione politica" PAC, Milan 1995 American Center, Paris.

"TransCulture", Biennale Venice.

"Galerie des Cinq Continents", Musée National des Arts d‘Afrique et d‘Océanie, Paris.

"Big City", Serpentine Gallery, London

"Féminin/Masculin: le sexe dans l‘art", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

2002

"Documenta 11", Kassel, Germany

1999

"Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin. 1950s-1980s", Queens Museum of Art, Queens, N.Y. (Cat.)

"Art-Worlds in Dialogue – Kunst-Welten im Dialog", Museum Ludwig, Cologne (Cat.)

1997

"Frédéric Bruly-Bouabré. Welt der Zeichen - Zeichen der Welt", Kunsthalle

Barmen im Haus der Jugend, Wuppertal

"2nd Johannesburg Biennal", South Africa

1996

Galerie du Jour Agnès B., Paris, France

Biennale Sidney, Australia

Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavillion, Biennale Sao Paulo, Brasil

1995

"Féminin/Masculin. Le sexe de l'art", Modern Art National Museum, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

1994

"Rencontres africaines", Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

"Identità: e rappresentazioni cartografiche", Museo Nazionale preistorico etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Rome, Italy

"Mondes: Worlds Envisioned: Alighiero e Boetti and F.B. Bouabré", Dia Center for the Arts, New York, USA

1993

"Trésors de Voyage", Venice Biennal, Italy

"Art against Aids", Venice Biennal, Guggenheim Venice, Italy

"Azur", Fondation Cartier pour l‘Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas

"La Grande Vérité, les Astres Africains", Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

"Chambre 763", Hôtel Carlton Palace, Paris, France

"Grapholies", Biennale d‘Abidjan

1992

Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

"A visage découvert", Fondation Cartier pour l‘Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas

"Oh! Cet écho!", Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

"Out of Africa", Saatchi Collection, London, Great Britain

"L‘art dans la Cuisine", St.-Gallen, Switzerland

"Résistances", The Watari-Um Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

"Découvertes", Grand Palais. Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France

1991

"Africa Hoy, Africa Now", Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

1989

"Magiciens de la Terre", MNAM - Centre Georges Pompidou et La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France

"Waaah! Far African Art", Kortrijk, Netherlands

1986

"L‘Afrique et la Lettre", Centre Culturel Français, Lagos

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