Harouna Ouedraogo


Harouna Ouedraogo was born in 1981 in Ouahigouya, in northern Burkina Faso where he has been drawing since childhood. He started painting in 2000 and enrolled at Inafac (National Institute of Arts and Cultural Training) of Ouagadougou for three years. Expressive and sharp-edged, Harouna experiments with abstraction through freedom, gesture, and movement. His works are inspired by society around him; streets, humans, and daily life offer infinite topics. "Build, deconstruct, rebuild are actions that I often use in my work with an incessant search of the line and the form."



C.V. - Harouna Ouedraogo


Personal Expositions:

-  Hang’art des createurs (Hang’art of the Creators), Tignieu FR 2015, 2016, 2017  

-  Galerie Reves d’Afrique (Gallery Dreams of Africa), St Etienne FR 2015, 2017

-  Nisolo by Nomad Collective, Nashville USA 2016

-  Galerie Une Image (Gallery One Image), St Etienne FR  2013  

-  Rhythm of the Streets Part 1, Art Scrawl Gallery Tour, Albuquerque USA 2013

-  Galerie Dedart, Lyon, FR 2011

-  Villa Yirisuma, Ouagadougou, BF 2014

-  Hangar 11, Ouagadougou BF 2011

-  Festival des Cinemas d’Afrique (African Cinemas Festival), Sainte-Foy-Les-Lyon FR 2010

-  Galerie Sabarotzia, Salies-de-Bearn FR 2009

-  Palais de la Culture (Palace of Culture), Bamako ML 2006


Collective Exhibitions & Salons

-  Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris FR 2017/

-  Art en Sac, Saugnac FR 2017

-  GMAC (Grand Marche d’Art Contemporain) Paris 2013, 2016, 2017

-  VRAC (Village Rencontre d’art contemporain), Salies-de-Bearn FR 2017 (8

-  participations since 2007)

-  African Art village, Tucson USA Annually since 2008

-  RIPO (Rencontre internationale de la peinture de Ouagadougou BF) 2006, 2016

-  Exposition at the headquarters of BARCLAYS GEORGE V, Paris FR 2015

-  Les Nuits Blanches, exposition of a mural, Manufacture des OEillets, Ivrysur–seine FR 2014

-  Espace Naanego, Ouagadougou BF 2011

-  Musee du Petit Format, Nismes Belgium 2010

-  Musee des Civilisations, St Etienne FR 2010

-  Biennale d’art contemporain, Eragny-sur-Oise FR 2010

-  Festival Africajarc, Cajarc FR 2010/

-  UNESCO - Cinquantenaire des independances des pays d’Afrique (Fifty years of independence for African countries), Paris 2010

-  Urban Legend, Manhattan NY 2009

-  Villa Yirisuma, Ouagadougou BF 2009

-  CCF Henry Matisse, Bobo-Dioulasso BF 2007

-  Atelier de creation sur epaves de bus (Creation workshop on bus wrecks), Ouagadougou BF 2007


Professional Experiences:

·      Permanent Staff Since 2015 at Hang'Art des Createurs, Tigneu FR

·      Professor of painting at the workship of the association Peindre a Sainte-Foy,

·      Sainte-Foy-Les-Lyon 2010-2011.

·      Professor of drawing and painting at the Lycee des Nations and Lycee Bambata, Ouagadougou BF 2005-2006.

·      Drawing workshop facilitator at IF George Melies, Ouagadougou BF 2005-2006.

·      Founding member of Hang’art 11 (collective workshop and exhibition venue) Ouagadougou BF 2006-2010


·      Creation workshop on bus wrecks, Ouagadougou BF 2007