Marie-Blanche Ouedraogo

BlancheMarie-Blanche Ouedraogo was born on 6th June 1971 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She lives and works there.

Marie-Blanche starts her search for a motive by living, what she feels, she should create on canvas, almost like a spiritual adventure. She considers an idea which she gets from nature and she lets it reap on canvas, almost like a woman carries her child and gives birth to it.

In workshops she studied the different techniques of painting from which she developed her own:
By combining oil, pigment and acryl she creates pictures with smooth, round forms, like a symbolic writing, a projection of herself.

Her quiet temperament expresses her African femininity, following her emotions. With a rich
opalescene of colours she gives her compositions cheerfulness. She is a pioneer in her country,
opening up with remarkable enthusiasm the painter's profession for women in Burkina Faso.



Marie-Blanche Ouedraogo received her training as an artist in several workshops und symposiums:

  • 1994 -1997    Workshop "Design" with Daria Keiss (Netherlands) at the National Center of Arts and Culture in Ouagadougou
    International symposium of wall-painting in Ouagadougou under the auspices of the United States of America organized by the Foundation Olorun
    Workshop "Painting " with Chantal Borremans (Belgium) and
    Workshop "Design and Painting" with Pierre Leloup (director of the School of Arts in Chambéry, France) in Ouagadougou     

Participation in exhibitions in Burkina Faso
  • 1997    "Art and Solidarity" Foundation Olorun, Ouagadougou
    Centre Culturel Français "Georges Méliés", Ouagadougou
  • 1998    "Des Elles de Femmes" Centre Culturel Français "Georges Méliés", Ouagadougou
    "Les grands frères et les petits frères" au Centre Culturel Français "Georges Méliés", Ouagadougou
    "Woman and Art" Foundation Olorun, Ouagadougou
  • 1999    Gallery ZAKA, Ougadougou
Participations in exhibitions abroad
  • 1997    Gallery Arcane 21, Sauve (France)
  • 1999    La Venerie, Watermael-Boitsfort/Brussels (Belgium)
    "Alte Papierfabrik" in Ebertsheim (Germany)
    Citibank Duisburg (Germany)
  • 2000    Internationales Zentrum (IZ), Duisburg (Germany)
    Hessian Parliament, Wiesbaden (Germany)
    Tanzhaus nrw die werkstatt, Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • 2001    "Espace Noriac", Limoges (France)
    Sparkasse Essen-Rüttenscheid (Germany)
    Wohnstift Augustinum, Essen (Germany)
    Citibank Krefeld (Germany)
  • 2002    KuBa Kunsthalle, Wolfenbüttel (Germany)
  • 2003    Orangerie, Grugapark Essen (Germany)
    Viterra Energy Services GmbH & Co.KG, Münster (Germany)
Study Trips
  • 1998    Republic of Benin
    Final exposition "Open Studio" in Cotonou
  • 1999    Swizzerland
    Final exposition in Basel