Abakar Mohamed

  • country
  • Sudan
  • disciplines
  • video, writing, réalisation
  • languages
  • Français, arabe, anglais
  • né le 01.01.1990
  • in Shearia, Darfour (Soudan)
  • lives in Paris, France

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Born in 1990 in Shearia, Darfur, Sudan, Mohamed Abakar fled to France in 2015 due to political conflict. A photographer, videographer and author, he writes as if he were behind his camera. He joined the “guest student program” at the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs and took part in a workshop at the Château de Versailles, where he won second prize for his photos Réfugiés à découvert.
He exhibits in the showcases of the Ministry of Culture at the Palais Royal, the Collège de France, the Cité internationale des arts – Site de Montmartre (Visions d’exil festival 2018), Lianzhou Museum of Photography (China) and in the public space of rue des Poissonniers ( Paris 18e). In 2020, he initiated a report on modern slavery in Saudi Arabia and another on the island of Lesbos alongside Mathieu Pernot with the support of the French Ministry of Culture. He has been a member of l’atelier des artistes en exil since 2017.