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Côte d’Ivoire


KLERVIE MOUHO CÔTE D'IVOIRE, 2000 Klervie Mouho's memories are transformed and reinvented through her faceless figures. Saturated with vibrant colors generously applied in oil pastel, her works are imbued with nostalgia. Klervie Mouho draws her inspiration from photographs found in her family album or in the infinite gallery of her cell phone. Among them emerge recurring figures: a young girl in a white dress, soldiers, young children. These images are repeated without resembling each other, blurring the boundary between the real and the imaginary. They evoke memories that are both moving and blurred: collective memories of a troubled period in Côte d'Ivoire, marked by socio-political conflicts, mixed with more personal experiences, such as the military uprisings on her birthday, as well as lighter, more intimate memories. Klervie Mouho is a Franco-Ivorian artist and graphic designer. Raised in Abidjan, she will graduate from the Beaux-Arts d'Angers (TALM) in 2021 and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) in 2023 with a Master's degree in visual communication. The ZHdK has rewarded her work by awarding her the ZHdK 2023 Fund for international and intercultural student projects, as well as second place in the Forder 2023 Prize. She is also part of the ZHdK Incubators next steps 2024 project.