Amadou Sanogo, born in Ségou, Mali in 1977, graduated from Bamako's esteemed Institut National des Arts in 2003. His academic study of fine arts paved the way for future analysis of the ethnic mores of his homeland in an aesthetically abstract and deconstructed manner. Sanogo paints on unstretched, repurposed cloth found at his local market, paying homage to his cultural roots and transposing them into both medium and subject matter. Sanogo is a mainstay at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London and Paris' FIAC Officiel with Galerie Magnin-A, having shown there three consecutive years (2013, 2014 and 2015). Recent exhibitions include a show at Chapelle des Dames Blanches, La Rochelle, France (2015), L'homme du present at the Institut français de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2014) and Le Reflet, at the Institut français de Bamako (2013), while group shows include Bi-Mali: le Mali Contemporain at the Rotonde des arts contemporains, Galeri Nour Al Hayat, Abidjan (2015) and We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today at the Manchester Art Gallery (2012). Drawing on his Malian upbringing, Sanogo delves into the tender and nuanced matters of global politics, journalism and the justice system. Sanogo currently lives and works in Bamako, Mali.