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Curriculum Vitae

Edmond Nassa

Edmond Nassa’s wood sculptures combine a variety of found woods and objects into unique and organic forms. In his studio in Takoma Park, Maryland, he transforms his raw materials through sculptural traditions learned in France, Italy, and his home country, Burkina Faso. The result is evocative and intimate collision of tradition and innovation – an inspired metamorphosis of natural forms into sculpted expression.

EDUCATION

2006
20th Annual Camille Claudel Sculpture Symposium, Les Vosges, France

2004
Diploma in Sculpture, National Art Center of Ougadougou, training in wood sculpture, Ougadougou, Burkina Faso

FELLOWSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS

2006
Collaboration with artist Paolo Vivian, Trento, Italy

2006
Technical training in stone splitting (la taille rustique) with stone mason Jean François de la Croix, Laongo, Burkina Faso

2006
Collaboration with artist Andre Marastoni, La Motte-Servolex, France

2005
Granite Sculpture Symposium, Laongo, Burkina Faso

2005
Mentorship training with artist Robert Pierrestiger, Saint André, France

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITION 

2014
Innermost Evocations, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS

2013
Private exhibition, Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art, Washington D.C.

2013
Group Show International Visions, Washington D.C.

2012
Group Show, LUMEN8Anacostia, Washington D.C.

2011
Emergence: Contemporary Artists to Watch, Gallery Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

2009
Group Show, Gallery 10, Washington D.C.

2009
Private exhibition, Mbari Institute for Contemporary African Art, Washington D.C.

2009
Africa Now!
World Bank, Washington, D.C.

2007
Exhibition in Sculpture, La Motte-Servolex Library, La Motte-Servolex, France

2007
Private exhibition, Trineaux d’Angéline Restaurant, La Cluzas, France

2006
Group exhibition, Gallery Princesse Yennega, Paris, France

2005
Private exhibition, Hotel le Silmande, Ougadougou, Burkina Faso

2006
Marche des 5 continents at Park des Verney, Chambéry, France

2004
Art en movement, Nuange Gallery, Ougadougou, Burkina Faso

2005
Le Festival Lafi-Bala, Chambéry, France

INTERVIEWS

2005
Le Dauphiné Libéré, France

2005
Nouvel Vie (La Vie Nouvelle), France

PUBLICATION

2009
Africa Now! Emerging Talents from a Continent on the Move, World Bank Art Program Publication