In April, Thami Mnyele Foundation welcomes a new Thami Mnyele Residency Award winner Carine Mansan!
Carine Mansan Chowanek is selected on the occasion of the exhibition Memoria: Stories of Another History, curated by Nadine Hounkpatin and Céline Seros, that took place from April 7 to August 22, 2022 at the MuCAT (Musée des Cultures Contemporaines Adama Toungara), in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
In partnership the MuCAT and INSAAC, in cooperation with new Société Générale Foundation in Bassam and with the PRIX DÉCOUVERTE JEUNE TALENT X SOCIETY GENERALE CI 2022, the Thami Mnyele Foundation, together with the jury (Nathalie Varley Meplon, director of MuCAT, Joyce Sagoe from Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire, and Zié Coulibaly from Institut français de Côte d'Ivoire), selected Carine Mansan Chowanek for the Thami Mnyele Foundation residency Award Amsterdam 2023 and an exhibition in 2023 at the at the MuCAT in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire.
Carine Mansan (born in 1988) is a painter and visual artist born in Abidjan. After high school, she left Côte d'Ivoire to study interior design in Paris, at the Condé school and in Montreal. It was after her university career at the University of Montreal, that she met Achilles Kouamé. 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.org