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Seydou Keïta



Biography

Born circa 1921 in Bamako, Mali
Died in 2001 in Paris, France



Solo exhibitions

2020
- Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

2018
- Mergulho no Mali (Plongée au Mali) , Institut Moreira Salles (IMS), Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Mergulho no Mali (Plongée au Mali) , Institut Moreira Salles (IMS), Rio, Brazil
- Seydou Keïta Bamako Portraits , FOAM museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017
- Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

2016
- Seydou Keïta, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Seydou Keïta, rétrospective, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France

2013
- Seydou Keïta : From Jean Pigozzi’s Collection, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2008
- Seydou Keïta, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

2007
- Seydou Keita: Portraits from Mali, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, United States

2003
- Mali Portraits by Seydou Keïta, The William Bennington Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, United States

2001
- Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italia

1998

- Seydou Keita, Saint Louis Museum of Art, Saint Louis, United States
- Les 50 ans de Tati, Musées des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

1997
- Seydou Keïta, Gagosian Gallery, New York, United States
- Seydou Keïta, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, United States
- Seydou Keïta, Pinacoteca o Estado de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1996
- Seydou Keïta, Minneapolis Institut of Art Minneapolis, United States
- Seydou Keïta, Photographer : Portraits from Bamako, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, United States

1995
- Seydou Keïta, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

1994
- «Black Movie», Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, La Chaux de fonds, Saint Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland
- Seydou Keita: portraits de 1949 à 1964, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France



Group exhibitions

2019
- Studio Africa, présenté par le Centre de la Photographie et la Contemporary African Art Collection, Art Genève, Palexpo, Geneva

2018
- Les Visitants : Un Regard de Guillermo Kuitca sur la Collection de la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain., CCK, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Festival La Gacilly - Baden Photo, Baden, Austria
- Studio Africa - Photographies de la Collection Jean Pigozzi, Salle du quai Antoine 1er, Monaco

2017
- Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier , Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
- Trésors l’islam en Afrique, De Tombouctou à Zanzibar, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris France
- Autophoto, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2016
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- Making Africa, A continent of Contemporary Design, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2015
- In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States
- Après Eden, la Collection Walther, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2014
- Look at Me !, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Luminós/C/ity. Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States

2013

- Malian Portrait Photography, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, United States

2012
- Who, What, Wear. Selections from the Permanent Collection., Studio Museum Harlem, New York, United States
- Africa/Africa, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France

2011
- África: Objetos y Sujetos, Teatro Fernán Gómez, Centro de Arte, Madrid, Spain

2010
- Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Contemporary African Photography from the Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany

2007
- Why Africa?, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italia

2006
- 100% Africa, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2005
- African Art Now : Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States
- Seydou Keita, Photographer: Portraits from Bamako, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, United States
- Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum of Arts, New-York, United States
- Corporate Culture, The Fleming Collection, London, United Kingdom

2004

- Image and Identity: Portraits by Philip Kwame Apagya, Samuel Fosso, Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé, The Sheldon Art Galleries, Saint-Louis, United States
- Faces in the Crowd : Images of Modern Life from Manet to Today, Whitechapel Art gallery, London, United Kingdom
- Engaging the Camera : African Women, Portraits, and Photographs of Hector Acebes, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, United States
- Je m’installe aux abattoirs, La collection d’art contemporain d’ Agnès b., Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France Joy of Life – Two Photographers from Africa, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- AIM 24 : Portraits and Places, Bronx Museum of Art, New-York, United States
- Contemporary Photography from the Harn Museum Collection (Part II), Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainsville, United States

2003
- Village Global: Années 60, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
- Village Global: Années 60, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, United States
- Fables de l’Identité: Oeuvres de la Collection NSM Vie/ABN AMRO, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

2002
- Face Time, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, United States
- Portraits of Pride – Seydou Keïta, Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso, Moderna Museet c/o Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden
- Portraits of Pride – Seydou Keïta, Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso, Norskt Fotomuseum, Oslo, Norway
- The Short Century Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994., P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States

2001
- You Look Beautiful Like That: The Portrait Photographs of Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé, traveling exhibition, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, United Kingdom; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, United States ; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, United States ; National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom ; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, United States
- Flash Afrique: Fotografie aus Westafrika, Kunsthalle, Wien, Germany

2000
- Voilà, Le Monde Dans La Tête, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1999
- Kunst-Welten im Dialog von Gauguin zur Globalen Gegenwart/Glabal Art-Rheinland 2000,Museum Ludwig Koln, Cologne, Germany

1996
- In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States

1995
- Big City Artists from Africa, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
- Counter Cultures: Photography and Image Formation in a Multicultural Society, The Netherland Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Multiple Exposure – The Group Portrait in Photography, The Bruce Museum Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

1993
- 24th Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France



Collections

Eileen Harris et Peter Norton Collection, Santa Monica, United States
Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States
Bronx Museum of Art, New-York, United States
Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, United States
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, United States
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, United States
State Art Collection, Washington, United States
Akron Art Museum, Akron, United States
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, United States
The Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, United States
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, United States
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, United States
Saint Louis Museum of Art, Saint Louis, United States
21C Museum Foundation, Louisville, United States
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, United States
Ford Foundation, New York, United States
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Collection Agnès B., Paris, France
The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Credit Suisse Trust Collection, Switzerland
The Contemporary African Art Collection, The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
Musée National du Mali, Bamako, Mali
Proximus Art Collection, Bruxelles, Belgium



Catalogues

2017
Trésors de l’islam en Afrique, De Tombouctou à Zanzibar, exhibition catalogue, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris France

2016
Seydou Keïta, exhibition catalogue Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France

2014
Seydou Keïta, Photo Poche, Actes sud, Arles, France

2001
Seydou Keïta : Photographies Bamako, Mali 1948-1963, Steidl, Göttingen, Germany
Michelle Lamuniere, You Look Beautiful Like That : The Portrait Photographs of Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé, exhibition catalogue The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, United States

1997
Seydou Keïta, Scalo Zurich Edition, Berlin, Germany