Farewell Savane

Soimadou Ibrahim— November 4 – December 18, 2021

From November 4 (Thu) to December 18 (Sat), 2021, KOTARO NUKAGA, Roppongi is pleased to announce ‘Farewell Savane,’ a solo exhibition by London-based French artist Soimadou Ibrahim. The show marks the artist’s first exhibition in Japan, and will feature 21 new paintings.

Soimadou Ibrahim was born in France in 1989. Thereafter, he was raised in Ngazidja, the largest island in Comoros, an archipelagic country located in Southeast Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique, until the age of 10. Growing up on the small island played a large role in nurturing Ibrahim’s strong connection to community; at the same time, it also deeply influenced his perspective on socioeconomics and the complexities of race. After returning to France at 10 years old and spending the following years away from his relatives in Comoros, the France-born Ibrahim found himself drawing upon his African roots as the basis of his creative process.