Ananias Léki Dago studied photography at the School of Fine Arts in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He emigrated to France in 2002 when the Ivorian social and political crisis was at its peak. It is during this European experience that he began to explore the African continent, questioning its multiculturalism in the urban context with his black and white language and photographic surrealistic approach. Travelling has since become an essential source of his work. Over the last decade, Dago has produced a body of work featuring 5 cities: Johannesburg, Bamako, Nairobi, Cotonou and Abidjan. Each city tells its own story, taking into account the social, cultural and political issues. In April 2017, Ananias Léki Dago entered the prestigious photo collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with 20 photographs from the Johannesburg, Bamako, and Nairobi series.
Côte d’Ivoire Galerie MAM, Galerie ATISS, Fondation Donwahi