In April, Thami Mnyele Foundation welcomes a new Thami Mnyele Residency Award winnerÂ Carine Mansan!Â
Carine Mansan ChowanekÂ is selected on the occasion of the exhibitionÂ Memoria: Stories of Another History, curated byÂ Nadine Hounkpatin and CÃ©line Seros,Â that took place from April 7 to August 22, 2022 at the MuCAT (MuseÌe des Cultures Contemporaines Adama Toungara), in Abidjan,Â CÃ´te d'Ivoire.Â
In partnership Â the Â MuCAT andÂ Â INSAAC, in cooperation with Â new SocieÌteÌ GeÌneÌrale Foundation in Bassam and with the Â PRIX DEÌCOUVERTE JEUNE TALENT X SOCIETY GENERALE CI 2022, the Thami Mnyele Foundation, together with the jury (Nathalie Varley Meplon, director of MuCAT, Joyce Sagoe from SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire, and ZiÃ© Coulibaly from Institut franÃ§ais de CÃ´te d'Ivoire), selectedÂ Carine Mansan Chowanek for the Thami Mnyele Foundation residency Award Amsterdam 2023 and an exhibition in 2023 at the at theÂ MuCAT in Abidjan CÃ´te d'Ivoire.
Carine Mansan (born in 1988) is a painter and visual artist born in Abidjan. After high school, she left CÃ´te d'Ivoire to study interior design in Paris, at the CondÃ© school and in Montreal. It was after her university career Â at the University of Montreal, that she met Achilles KouamÃ©. In contact with this professor of drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Montreal, the artist exhibited her work for the first time. Inspired by ancient traditions, the ideas of transmissions and sanctity, Carine Mansan questions of identity, feminism and the social through different visual language (sculpture and painting, abstraction and figurative). Her work is steeped in spirituality and ancient mystical traditions. Over the years, she has participated in numerous cultural events at other international venues. Her works are in reputable private collections around the world.
Carine Mansan will stay at the residency until mid June. If you are interested in meeting the artist you are very welcome to contact Thami Mnyele Foundation via email firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ