Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo)

Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani
was born in Agou-Nyogbo,Togo and was trained 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 the 57 th Venice Biennale 2017 in the NSK State Pavilion; CICA Museum in Gimpo, South Korea, 2017; ZKM Museum 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.

Participant in
The Refugee Film Collection
The Wake Up! Memorial
The W.OW Project
Corona! Shut Down?
Social Distancing, 2020, 1´40´´
“Social Distancing” is one of the preventive measures to stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. This video work explores the distance that separates humans more and more.