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KESSO        

 

kessoart@yahoo.ca

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

1987. Born, Labé, Guinea.

Currently lives and works in Montreal.

 

EDUCATION

 

2015– PHD (Arts: Studies and Practices / Creative Specialization). UQÀM University, Montreal, QC.

2013. MA (Visual and Media Arts). UQÀM University, Montreal, QC.

2009. BFA (Fibres Major). Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCE PIECES

 

Solo

 

2015. Chambre de l’uniforme noir de travail / Paranoid Variations on Black. New Eldorado : l’art à l’ombre de l’art. New Eldorado. Montreal, QC.

2008. Ephemeral Red Motif on Snow (White). Concordia University Sculpture Garden. Montreal, QC.

2007. Story of the Red Dress From Guinea: Dêbo Wah Quilidho. Concordia University, E.V. building. Montreal, QC.

2007. A Slightly More Spirited Side of Myself. Concordia University, EV building. Montreal, QC.

2007. I Love You Are My Last Words Repeated To Every Passer-by. Montreal, QC.

2006. Dye A Ribbon. Émilie Gamelin Park. Montreal, QC.

2006. All of Neene’s Clothes. Montreal Central train Station. Montreal, QC.

 

Group

 

2017. (Forthcoming). Art for Living Space. CICA Museum. Gimpo-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea.

2017. Around Jolivet: Music, Poetry, Images. Théâtre des Jacobins de Dinan. Brittany, France. In collaboration with Florian Beau.

2017. A Womb with a View. The Vagilante / Inner Space, A Chamber Gallery. Jersey City, N.J.

2017. EXPO 67/17. MAI (Montréal arts interculturels). Montreal, QC.

2015. Parcours en sept verres débordants. Re-enactment of the First Second Time / Fofa Gallery / Poe Radio. Montreal, QC.

2013. The Illustration Exhibition of Wonderland Group.

2013. ABC: MTL. Canadian Center for Architecture. Montreal, QC.

2012. 2QTPOC Montreal. Articule. Montreal, QC.

2012. Luna Park, Chapter XVII / Per Ricordarsi Di Dimenticare. Spazio eLASTICo, Italy.

2011. Solidarity. St-Pierre Center. Montreal, QC.

2011. «Pavillon Levé/ Dix jours à vaincre les mortes eaux. » CIRCA. Montreal, QC.

2011. Sans-titre / Un-Titled. CDEx UQÀM. Montreal, QC.

2011. Fofa Gallery. Montreal, QC.

2010. Art House. Art House: 4533 Park Avenue. Montreal, QC. In collaboration with Mayssan Charafeddine.

2008. Less is More, Plus ou Moins. Diagonale Gallery. Montreal, QC.

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2017. (Forthcoming). Memories to Unload. La Centrale Powerhouse. Montreal, QC.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017. « Deux êtres qui s’aiment et qui s’déchirent: projet d’intertextualité polyphonique ». Lire Violette Leduc aujourd’hui.

Proceedings of the Paris Colloquium (Anaïs Frantz, Mireille Brioude, Alison Péron). Presses Universitaires de Lyon.

 

2006. the built idea, a book of sculptural explorations. Blackbird Publishing Collective. Montreal, QC.

 

CONFERENCES AND ARTIST TALKS

 

2017-2019. (Forthcoming). “Text-Textile Intertextuality”. Concepts 2: Politics. Ateliers de la méthode (organised by Gaëlle Étémé). UQÀM, Montreal, QC.

2017. (Forthcoming) “Cloth-Memory: Investigations into Histoires Mè’tisses”. Knowledge and Poetics: Epistemologies of Cloth. Ateliers de la Méthode (organised by Gaëlle Étémé), UQÀM, Montreal, QC.

2015. “ Histoires Mè’tisses  ”. Mouvance et Mixité (identités renouvelées).

Colloquium organised by UQÀM’S Graduate Students’ Association of Art History. UQÀM, June 4th and 5th, Montreal, QC.

2014. “ Deux êtres qui s’aiment et qui s’déchirent”. La Bâtarde a cinquante ans.

International Colloquium on Violette Leduc, organised by Mireille Briourde, Anaïs Frantz and Alison Péron. C.N.R.S.-ITEM. École Normale Supérieure. October 17th and 18th, Paris, France.

2013. “Patchwork Streets”. ABC: MTL. The Artists Are Present. Canadian Center for Architecture. Montréal, QC.

2012. “Embroidering the Blues”. 2QTPOC Montreal. Montreal, QC.

2012. “Des déchets débordants de couleurs”. Research-Creation Forum organised by Anne Bénichou. UQÀM, Montreal, QC.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

 

2016. FARE (Regular Scholarship). Faculty of the Arts, Graduate Studies. UQÀM, Montreal, QC.

2015. FARE (Recruitment Scholarship). Faculty of the Arts, Graduate Studies. UQÀM, Montreal, QC.

2008. Fibres Special Awards (In Recognition of her devotion to the Fibres Student Association, her innovation and her work ethics). Fibre Arts Department, Concordia University. Montreal, QC.