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Joana Choumali

Born in 1974, lives in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire.



Afriques Artistes d'hier et d'aujourdhui Fondation Clément et Fondation Dapper, Martinique "Series "Nappy" et "Persona"

"Africa is no Island",Opening exhibition of the Musuem of African Contemporary Art Al maaden, Marrackech ( MACAAL) series "HAABRE THE LAST GENERATION"

1:54 Art Fair, Marrackech & New York "Ça va aller" series


Afrotopia, Rencontres de Bamako, 11e Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali

Côte D 'Ivoire Pavilion, 57thVenice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Bright Young Things, Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, South Africa

Art Paris Art Fair, Paris, France
Awoulaba/Taille Fine, PhEST17 festival @PhEST - International Photography Festival, Monopoli, Italy 
Emotions à Nu, Afriky Mousso Festival, Palais de la Culture, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 
Where Future Beats, African, Asian and South America Cinema Festival in Milan 

Resilients,LagosPhoto, Milan, Italy 


Africa Contemporary @ LA Art Show, Los Angeles, USA.

50 Golborne Gallery: "Hââbré, the last generation", London, UK.

"Find Us On the Map" Lagos photo Festival exhibition, Rush Gallery, New York, USA.

Kolga Tbilisi photo festival 2016, Georgia. 

Les rencontres de la photographie d' Arles 2016, France.

Festival Cinemas d'Afrique de Lausanne - Series "Haabre, the last generation”, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Exhibition "Africa Forecast" Group show - Spelmann Museum, -Atlanta, USA.

Land of African Business - Cop 22 - Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris.

Biennale Internationale d’Art Contemporain de Casablanca "We the people", Institut Français de Casablanca, Morocco.

"The Female Gaze", Milan, Italy



Exhibition LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria.                            

The Troppenmuseum of World Cultures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Exhibition "Design is the personality of an idea" Ford Foundation, USA.  

OBSCURA Festival Screening, Georgetown, and Penang, Malaysia.

Photoquai Biennale 2015 ,Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France.

Lagos Photo Festival 2015 "Designing Future" Lagos, Nigeria.                

Marcia Wood Gallery Atlanta GA, USA.                                   

Photolux Festival, Lucca, Italia.

Casablanca Biennale at the French Institute of Valencia, Spain 

"Skin deep" at the Troppenmuseum of World Cultures, Amsterdam 



Documentary Photography Festival Barrobjectif, Barro Charentes, France.

POPCAP'14 exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.                

POPCAP'14 exhibition LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.     

Casablanca Biennale, Casablanca, Morocco.                                        

50 Lensculture Emerging Talents- Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain.                                                                             

National Museum of Civilisations , Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.                     

POPCAP’14, Vienna, Austria.                                                 

POPCAP’14 Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde.

Figuration "3x3", Maison d'Aïssa Dione, la Galerie MAM et la Fondation Donwahi, Dakar, Senegal.

"Femmes photographes", Onomo Hotel, Dakar, Senegal

Photography Festival, Hôtel Saint Simon Angoulême, France 



Photography Festival." Angoulême, France.

ASCOMA, Company,Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Photography Festival”, Angouleme, France.

AAA2014 exhibition, Fondation Donwahi for the Contemporary Art, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Hierro des Villes Gallery, Nice, France.

POPCAP'14 exhibition in Basel, Switzerland.



"OFA 2012 Olympics of Arts" London Olympic games.          

Nov: Bamako Photography festival, documentary series 'Ces Invisibles'.

"Bicici, Amie des Arts", Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire



Eureka Gallery, Abidjan exhibition plastic series « Nappy”.


"Les Rencontres du Sud" - "Birth" series, Goethe Institute, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 




POPCAP’14 Prize Africa, Winner.

LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards 2014,Winner.

Fourthwall books Award 2016. Winner.

Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, 2016- Grant Winner.


Ifirty Contemporary Art Centre, Essaouira, Morocco 


Le Monde Afrique 

Forbes Afrique Magazine 

The Africa Report 

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