Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani was born in Togo and currently lives in Stuttgart (Germany). Graduated from the College of Arts and Crafts in Kpalimé (Togo), his artistic practice encompasses painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and video. His work deals with African identities, as well as social and global issues. His exhibitions have travelled internationally, including Venice Biennale in Italy, Havana Biennale in Cuba, Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Florence Biennale in Italy, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Bortolami Gallery in New York City (USA), CICA Museum in Gimpo (South Korea), ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe (Germany), Pera Museum in Istanbul (Turkey), Hazard Galley in Johannesburg (South Africa), among others. He has earned numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Leonardo Da Vinci International Prize 2020 in Florence, Italy; the Artfacts Performance Award 2019 in Berlin, Germany; the Giotto International Prize 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal; Finalist at the Global Art Awards 2018 in Dubai, UAE; Best Video Art Prize at the 17 th International Film Festival „Zoom-Zblizenia“ 2014 in Jelenia Gora, Poland.