Sanou Oumar (born in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso) lives and works in New York. He graduated from the University of Ouagadougou (2007) with a major in English literature, and received certification in English at the British Embassy in Dakar, Senegal (2007–2010). In 2015, Oumar came to the United States to seek asylum and pursue his dream of becoming an architect. In 2018, Oumar had his first two-person exhibition (with Matt Paweski) at Gordon Robichaux, NY. He’s exhibited his work in group exhibitions including Art and Resistance, curated by the Center for Constitutional Rights, at Mor Mor Studio, New York; at Clifford Chance US LLP; and in A Page From My Intimate Journal (Part I) — at Gordon Robichaux. His work has been reviewed on two occasions in The New Yorker. In December 2018, his work will be included in A Concentration of Power at Joost van den Bergh in London, and a book of Oumar’s drawings (published by Pre-Echo Press) will be released. In January 2019, his work will be included in a three-person exhibition at Herald Street in London.