Pélagie Gbaguidi

Pélagie Gbaguidi is a Beninese artist who lives and works in Brussels. She is most well-known for her series of paintings and drawings titled “le Code noir” which evokes the violence of the slave trade and its effected trauma on the following generations of Western African cultures.

  • "I define myself more as a Griot than a visual artist. The world of Griot sounds like the landscape of my memory. It's part of me, and a traditional form of storytelling in Africa"

1965 -
Nationality: Beninese