Ibrahim Meïté Sikely

works

 


Ibrahim Meïté Sikely
Overthinkingman, 2023
huile sur toile / oil on canvas
61 x 45 cm


Ibrahim Meïté Sikely
If only I could forget what these suckers told my friends and me, 2022
huile sur toile / oil on canvas
110 x 110 cm

 

 


Ibrahim Meïté Sikely
Tête d’étoile, 2021
huile sur toile / oil on canvas
150 x 70 cm


Ibrahim Meïté Sikely
Shine and Struggle in Shinigami Realm, 2021
huile sur toile / oil on canvas
60 x 40 cm


Ibrahim Meïté Sikely
Get ready for the next battle, 2021
huile sur toile / oil on canvas
50 x 65 cm


Ibrahim Meïté Sikely
The Five Marvelous Neighbors from the 5th Floor, 2023
huile sur toile / oil on canvas
162 x 114 cm

 

biography

Born in 1996, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely lives and works in Champigny-sur-Marne and Paris.
He received his DNSEP from the Villa Arson in Nice in 2022 and will be a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2025. He is currently in exchange at k-arts, South Korea.

He has recently taken part in several exhibitions at CAC Brétigny, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, FRAC Pays-de-Loire, Nantes, Villa Arson, Nice, 100% L’EXPO at La Villette, Paris, as well as at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Cajarc and Les Tanneries, Amilly. He took part to the “Après l’éclipse” exhibition at the Magasins Généraux in Pantin, as well as to the Salon de Montrouge in 2023. His work is currently on view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in the frame of Mohamed Bourouissa’s exhibition. His first solo show will be at the galerie anne barrault in 2025.

Strongly influenced by his environment and history, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely’s practice fuses the visual languages of classic iconography from art history, comics, manga and video games. Using a colourful, shimmering style, scenes of tranquillity alternate with epic scenes whose fantastic, dreamlike universe recalls both the works of Goya and their trenchant social criticism, and the poetry of the tales of marginal communities described by Martin Wong. Through portraiture and allegory, his paintings refer to issues of struggle and justice, trauma and healing.

Solo exhibitions

2024

  • Ibrahim Meïté Sikely & Josefa Ntjam | Nir Altman, Munich, Germany

  • Group exhibitions

    2024

  • Une Affaire de Familles | CAC Passerelle, Brest | Curated by: Horya Makhlouf
  • Vieilles coques et jeunes récifs | FRAC île de france, les réserves Romainville | Curated by: Céline Poulin & Alicia Reymond
  • Signal, Mohamed Bourouissa | invited artists : Christelle Oyiri, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely, Neïla Czermak Ichti, Abdelmajid Mehdi, Collectif Hawaf, LILA | Palais de Tokyo, Paris | Curated by: Hugo Vitrani
  • Condo London | hosting Gianni Manhattan Vienna & P21 Seoul | Project Native Informant, London
  • 2023

  • Paris+ by ArtBasel | Neïla Czermak Ichti - Rayane Mcirdi - Ibrahim Meïté Sikely | Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
  • le salon de Montrouge | Curated by: Guillaume Désanges & Coline Davenne
  • Ce qui nous oblige | exposition des diplômés.e.s | Villa Arson, NIce | Curated by: Sophie Lapalu
  • Vous n’avez pas besoin d’y croire pour que ça existe | FRAC Pays-de-Loire, Nantes | Curated by: Théo Casciani
  • Après l'éclipse | Les Magasins Généraux, Pantin | Curated by: Anna Labouze et Keimis Henni
  • Césure fait sa nuit blanche | Césure, Paris | Curated by: Horya Makhlouf
  • 100% L'EXPO | La Villette, Paris | Curated by: Inès Geoffroy
  • ༎ຶ‿༎ຶ mimicry | Sissi Club, Marseille
  • to The Fire Next Time | centre d'art de la Villa Arson, Nice | Curated by: Mawena Yehouessi & Rosanna Puyol
  • 2022

  • les amis durent | Neïla Czermak Ichti, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely, Luna Petit, Lassana Sarre, Flo*Souad Benaddi | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
  • 2021

  • à plusieurs | FRAC Lorraine, Metz
  • Collections

    FRAC Île de France

    FRAC Pays de Loire

    Fonds d’art contemporain – Paris Collections

    exhibitions


    Current exhibitions

    • Vieilles coques et jeunes récifs
      FRAC île de france, les réserves Romainville
      Curated by: Céline Poulin & Alicia Reymond
      16 March - 21 July 2024

    Upcoming exhibitions

    • Une Affaire de Familles
      CAC Passerelle, Brest
      Curated by: Horya Makhlouf
      25 October - 25 January 2025

    Gallery exhibitions