Yagor Yahaut

Yagor Yahaut, whose real name is Romaric Igor Yao was born on February 13, 1981 in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, is a contemporary artist from the Abidjan scene.

He was graduated of the Higher Institute of Applied Arts of Ivory Coast (INSAAC) and pursued a third cycle at the School of Art and Design in Marseille (France) where he currently lives.

His style is at the crossroads of several influences: abstract art, art brut, symbolic art, singular art and realism. The artist paints difficult human conditions. He makes paintings from metal plates, receipts, invoices, newsprint, rice or cement bags, cumin and many other daily life objects that have already been used. He also uses tags, graffiti and scientific formulas, such as relating to his conception of human value.

Since May 2008, Yagor has been Artistic Advisor to the General Secretary of the Ivory Coast Anglophone Forum (African American Forum) and Artistic Director of the Citizenship Week for Sustainable Development organized by the Language and Citizenship Laboratory of Cocody University (Ivory Coast).

Yagor is also Artistic Operator for MULTITUDES (Multidisciplinary Center for Contemporary Studies in Abidjan).
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2018
• Le maître et l’élève – LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
• Pool art fair, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe

2017
• Exhibition at T&T Gallery, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe

2016
• Exhibition at T&T Gallery, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe

2015
• Exhibition at T&T Gallery, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe

2014
• Exhibition at Le Basquiat art Gallery, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
• Hors-série at Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2013
• Houkami Guyzagn, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Yagor Yahaut, on Afikaris: African contemporary art