Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani was born in Agou-Nyogbo,Togo and was trained in Painting and Batik Art at the College of Arts and Crafts in Kpalimé, Togo.
He currently lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany. His artistic practice takes on many forms, including Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography and Video.
His work has been shown at ZKM Museum in the TIME is Love Screening in Karlsruhe, Germany, 2017; AVI Festival in Jerusalem, Israel, 2016; Pera Museum in Istanbul,Turkey, 2016; Electrofringe Festival in Sydney, Australia, 2016; Galeria H2o in Barcelona, 2016; Facade Video Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2016; Sobering Galerie in Paris, 2015; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany, 2015; Hazard Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles, 2014, among others.
He has been earned numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Best Video Art Prize at the 17 th Zoom Film Festival 2014 in Jelenia Gora, Poland.
work / video
Hands Up – Don´t Shoot, 2016, 00:02:01
“Hands Up – Don’t Shoot” was performed on a street in Bronx, New York City.
The work denounces racism, hatred and armed violence against innocent and unarmed people.
The video “Hands Up – Don´t Shoot” calls for respect for life and human dignity.