MIZAHA PARIS

Mizaha Paris is a residency and exhibition program dedicated to artists from the African continent and its diaspora that takes place at the parisian space of Fondation H in the heart of the Marais.

Each year, three artists are invited to take part in the Mizaha Paris program and to develop their projects during residencies at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris or at the parisian space of Fondation H. A two-month solo exhibition always follows the residency period.

With a genuine experimental dimension, the program gives considerable flexibility on the format of collaboration with guest artists, who are always invited on an individual basis, never as a group. This approach enables Fondation H’s team to provide genuine support to individual projects. The space can host in-situ installations (Hyacinthe Ouattara, M’barka Amor, Christian Sanna, Temandrota).It is also regularly transformed into a studio by artists who take up residence there for a few months at a time (Maya Inès Touam, Adelaide Damoah, Johanna Mirabel).

View of the exhibition 'Habiter le monde qui nous habite' [Inhabiting The World That Inhabits Us] by Hyacinthe Ouattara, 2022
The three artists invited to Paris in 2023 are Johanna Mirabel, Adji Dieye and Ange Dakouo.

JOHANNA MIRABEL
February - June

Joanna Mirabel, born in 1991, is a french artist of Caribbean and Guyanese origins, who graduated from the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Through her work as a painter and sculptor, the artist develops a painterly approach that oscillates between abstraction, expressionism andrealism. The peaceful scenes gather different stories and memories by composing images in which spaces interpenetrate, perspectives are distorted and intricate.

ADJI DIEYE
June - July

Adji Dieye, born in 1991, is a Senegalese and Italian artist. Adji Dieye lives and works between Dakar in Senegal, Milan in Italy and Zurichin Switzerland. Adji Dieye holds a bachelor’s degree in New Art Technologies from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Brera in Milan, Italy, and an MFA from the Université des Arts de Zurich, ZHDK, in Zurich, Switzerland. Adji Dieye’s work was shown several times, notably at international exhibitions such as the 14th edition of the Dakar Biennale (2022), the 12th edition of the African Photography Encounters (Bamako, 2019); the exhibition Of bread, wine, cars, security and peace at Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2019); at Clark House Initiative(Mumbai, 2019); or at the Lagos Photo Festival (Lagos, 2018).

ANGE DAKOUO
August - November

Ange Dakouo, born in 1990, is a Malian artist who graduated from the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia in Bamako in 2017. He isone of the founders of the Tim’Art collective, with whom he exhibits regularly. Ange Dakouo is inspired by the world and costumes of Mali’s traditional hunters, which represent a sanctuary of authenticity and protected knowledge. They are also worth protecting and banish the dangers of life. The concept of his work, the grigri, is inspired from newspaper folding, in memory of his father who was a printer and cotton thread bounding, endlessly tied and reproduced.

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