x15AtWork Dakar Chapitre 01 workshop leader

Born in Senegal in 1961, Amadou Kane Sy alias Kan-si graduated from Ecole Nationale des Arts in 1991. A multifaceted artist who works in painting, printmaking, installation, photography, video and poetry, he was in the steering commitee of several organizations and used to be the president and founding member of « Man Keneen-Ki », an artists’association working to safeguard street children in Dakar. He is a founding member and coordinator of the artists collective « Huit Facettes Interaction » that participated in Documenta 11 in 2002. Kan-si has organized as well as participed in numerous artist residencies, exhibitions, and symposia internationally. In collaboration with the African-American artist Muhsana Ali he founded and coordinates with her the activities of Portes et Passages. He lives and works between Dakar, Goree and Joal.


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