Hyacinthe Ouattara

Hyacinthe Ouattara is a visual artist, mainly self-taught. After his training drawing in various workshops, he first represented human body in a dreamlike, ghostly, and childlike form, before entering its entrails and focusing his work on the anatomy of cellular tissues through “human cartographies”.

His drawings are spontaneous, expressive and question the human being. Between appearance, disappearance, and representation of intimacy, they question identity in a broad sense.

His work is marked by an obsession with the organic and the notion of link. For him there is only one human map, the borders are no longer there.

His work has been seen in Paris, Berlin, Dakar, Ouagadougou, Accra, Luxembourg, Kalgoorlie… In 2022, he participates in the Dakar Biennale.

Water Study is a metaphor around the symbolism of water and the notion of connection between several elements of the cosmos and its infinite materiality. At the beginning, paint chooses its trajectory, the colors intertwine and compose a floating universe. Water links several territories, several people of the world.


Hyacinthe Ouattara est né en 1981 au Burkina Faso. Il vit et travaille à Villejuif.


  • 2020 / “L’Infinito Materialità”, ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, Bologne, Italie.
  • 2017 / “Travelling”,Centre Culturel Max Juclier, Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France.
  • 2015 / “Parcours”, Ecole Municipale des Beaux-Arts, Villejuif, France.
  • 2015 / Le hublot, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France.
  • 2013 / “Yââlà”, Alliance Française Accra, Ghana.
  • 2013 / “Hyacinthe Ouattara dans l’arène”, Institut Français, Ouagadougou, Birkina-Faso.
  • 2012 / “Dessins”, Goethe Institut, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
  • 2012 / “Promenade”, Villa Yiri Suma, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.


  • 2021 / Private Choice n°10 Odyssée / Odyssey, Paris
  • 2020 / Investec CAPE TOWN ART FAIR (Galerie Afikaris), Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2019 / “Eyes EAST Bound, Cairo Biennale 13, Caire, Egypte.
  • 2018 / AKAA ART FAIR,(Galerie ATISS DAKAR), Carreau du Temple, Paris, France. -Dubaï ART FAIR,(Galerie ATISS DAKAR), Dubaï, Emirats arabes unis.
  • 2016 / La Fabrique Culturelle des Abattoirs, Casablanca, Maroc.
  • 2016 / “L’alchimie des Formes”, Esapce Bastides, Valence-Sur-Baïse, France.
  • 2016 / ART COP 22, Marrakech, Maroc.
  • 2016 / 18ème Biennale Internationale “Petit Format de papier”, Musée du Petit Format, Nismes et Ecoles des Arts de Breun L’Alleud, Belgique.
  • 2015 / Espace Culturel de la Douve, Langeais, France.
  • 2014 / Le Chêne (Centre de Création Alternatif), Villejuif, France.
  • 2014 / Espace Culturel Anes Art’Gonne, Evres-en-Argonne, France.
  • 2014 / 17è Biennale Internationale “Petit Format de Papier”, Musée du Petit Format, Nismes et ULB Culture, Bruxelles, Belgique.
  • 2013 / L’ancien Cercle Artistique, Tournai, Belgique.
  • 2013 / Académie des Beaux Arts, Tamines, Belgique.
  • 2013 / Cité des Arts, Chambéry, France.
  • 2013 / hapelle des Pénitents Gris, Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon, France.
  • 2012 / “WAKATSÔNGO”, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, berlin Weissensee.
  • 2010 / “Encres et Pailles”, Goethe Institut, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
  • 2010 / “Art From West Africa”, Kargoorlie/Perth, Australie.


  • 2016 / La Fabrique Culturelle des Abattoirs de Casablanca, Maroc.
  • 2013 / Cité des Arts, Chambéry, France.
  • 2011 / Volklingen hutte, Saarbrücken, Allemagne.