FATOUMATA TIOYE COULIBALY
ICI & AILLEURS
Born in Bamako (Mali) in 1993, Fatoumata Tioye Coulibaly is a young photographer-viodeographer discovered by Philippe Guionie during a workshop in tribute to Malick Sidibé at the Institut français du Mali in 2018. Passionate about art, she took and passed the CAMM (Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers multimedia Balla dasseké Kouyaté) exam in the Multimédia section to devote herself to digital arts, photography and directing. Noticed in 2015 at the African Innovation Competition in Skirat, Morocco, with her work Integration africaine, she won the Special Jury Prize at FESPACO 2017 and then the Pan-African Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou, with her first film Heritage. Her work is characterized by a great sense of narrative and its progression, prolific imagination, a deep empathy with her subjects, a very personal aesthetic, a real accurate framing, a certain capacity to reproduce complex atmospheres. She is willing to take part in a collective effort to raise the awareness of young people through art.
Through a final installation combining video, sound and photographs, she experiences the intuitive gaze of a young African woman discovering a space and a temporality previously unknown. She questions the landscape, the noises, the passing of time, the colours, the small jobs… in order to create the tangible conditions for an intimate dialogue between this territory with an ambivalent identity between rurality and urbanity and her hometown, sprawling, Bamako.