ISABELLE BULCZYNSKI marries DOSSA
Country of residence:Ouagadougou/ Burkina Faso
1281 BD Naba Zombré Ouagadougou/ Burkina Faso
Tel: 226 61 25 43 72 / 226 74 50 32 39
Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
My name is Isabelle Bulczynski Dossa. I am Franco-Beninese. I have lived in Burkina Faso since 2012.
After an artistic course in France; Lycée d'arts appliqués La Martinière in Lyon, École des Beaux-Arts de Clermont-FD, Institut de formation aux métiers d'art et de la communication de Gouvieux, École d'Architecture de Volvic, I started an initiation in art therapy in 2007 with E.C.A.T (Espace Création Art et Thérapie, Clermont-Ferrand), then artistic mediator (art therapist) at I.N.E.C.A.T (Institut National d’ Expression, de Création d’Art et Transformation, Paris).
I am above all an artist and I have been exhibiting for more than twenty years in France and abroad (Ireland, Syria, Burkina). I am also a plastic art teacher in two schools in Ouagadougou (African International School ENKO OUAGA, INAFAC) and I intervene as an art therapist in various institutions.
Founder and President of the Association GAIA FASO (Groupement Alternatif d'Initiatives Artistiques) whose objective is to improve the living conditions of Burkinabés, through various actions that are part of the Art Therapy (Visual Arts and Dance) and Personal Development this in the artistic, cultural, educational, therapeutic and social fields, through the establishment of socio-educational and socio-professional projects.
Latest Exhibitions in Burkina Faso
Galerie de la Maison du peuple de Ouagadougou, BF, Collective Expo December 2013 to January 2014
Festival «Mur-Mur 2014» Collective exhibition in artist residence in Napam Béogo, Ouagadougou BF
Festival FITMO and Recrréatrales BF October November 2014
Collective exhibition on 6 and 7 December 2014 in Saaba with the association Kologh Naba BF
2nd prize of the Grand Concours National de Sculpture in Dédougou Burkina Faso 9 December 2014
Rust and Matter Research Work 2015-2016
Yiri Suma Ouagadougou Gallery BF April 2017
Galerie Mathias Laffont Ouagadougou BF 2017
Presentation of an honorary work on May 17, 2018 to His Excellency Michel Kafando, President of the Burkina Faso Transition
Exhibition, Burkinabe and Ivorian artists, Ouagadougou People’s House BF February 2019
Permanent exhibition in the FESPACO premises of the portraits of Idrissa Ouedraogo and Missa Hébié, since May 2019
Exhibition A L'Institut Français de Ouagadougou, December 2019
In the beginning, there is the rusted sheet metal. I tried to accompany the traces left by the oxidation by adding the necessary paint, ochres, shadow lands, blacks, what to sublimate the rust, then it is imposed the colored touches of the loincloths.
This rusty sheet, whose tears, sinkings and holes measure the flow of time, returns characters and timeless forms. Painting on rusty metal is revealing an image, awakening the memory of a being who would return from the past and whom I give the opportunity to come back to life. Figures come to life, figures that could themselves come from a still warm memory, from those that still inhabit us and that it would be important to revive to prolong the speech a little.
I am guided by the message of sheet metal and rust. I let myself express my emotions through spontaneous and intuitive expression.