Sokey Edorh

Sokey Edorh

Banyan Presentations and Workshops:

16-12-05 Boulev´Art Cotonou Benin

23-01-06 Arthaus Accra

29-01-06 Arema Lomé Togo

19-05-06 Galerie Rachel Haferkamp Köln

17-10-06 University of Forestry Ha Tay Vietnam

20-10-06 Goetheinstitut Hanoi

08-12-06 Uni Paderborn

07-06-07 48 h Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Sokey Edorh was born in Tsevié in 1955 He studied Philosophy at the University of Lomé from 1984 to 1986
In 1988 he was chosen to represent Togo in the exhibition “Bordeaux Gateway to Africa”,which included artists from France, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Togo.
From 1989 to 1990, he studied Fine Arts in Bordeaux.
Then he travelled and presented many exhibitions:
In Africa
Togo, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Mali.
In Europe
France, England and in Germany
where he stayed in 1993 in the engraving workshop of professor Penk at the Kunstakademie (Dusseldorf)
In Canada
in 1997, with seven other artists,he organized a training workshop entitled “Agou-Blues” or Dream of the Countryside” in Agou, Togo : an Artistic return from the town to the village.
In 1998 he presented exhibitions at The Beaux-Arts in Paris
In Bordeaux : Espace 2a
In Frankfurt : Galerie Xenio (Germany)
Individual exhibition in december 2000 in Bruxelles (Belgium)
In 2001 : Exhibition in Paris " Atelier Gustave "
In 2002 : Exhibition in France, in Brest and Chamonix
In 2003 : in Dax France with Cécile Mesplet , in Burkina Faso, in Zurich at the Kronen Galerie with the Irma Alleman sculptures, at the Apt Museum (France), at the Wallonie-Bruxelles Center in Paris and at the Pujols Residence (France)
In 2004 : Individual Exhibition in Bordeaux(France)
: Biennale de Dakar
: Exhibition in Nantes (France) and at the Galerie Agbe in Paris

“ Digging deeper we discover a profound soul,
going from the most banal appearances to the most noble suggestions.
We must give back soul to the earth. The earth is kind to man.
I resuscitate the gods with straightforward actions.
A termites' mound in the dust at the feet of some one walking alone,
all of this has meaning in the imagination.
I have to decipher this meaning on my canvas.
I work with signs that are used throughout Africa,
and try to turn them into an alphabet of universal symbols.”