The video “Coronapocalypse” refers to the coronavirus pandemic. In the video, the artist fights against the coronavirus COVID-19, an invisible enemy that has caused the death of many people and plunged the world into fear and uncertainty.
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 include the IV Bienal del Sur in Caracas, Venezuela (2021); Ostrale Biennale O21 in Dresden, Germany (2021); 7 th Biennial of Performance in Bogota, Colombia (2020-2021); London Art Biennale in London, UK (2020); 23 rd Encounters Traverse Video in Toulouse, France (2020); 26 th FIAV in Casablanca, Morocco (2020); 22 nd Postcards from the Edge at Bortolami Gallery in New York City (2020); 13 th Havana Biennial/ FIVAC Festival in Cuba (2019); WNDX Festival of Moving Image in Winnipeg, Canada (2019); the 1 st Video Art Forum in Dammam, Saudi Arabia (2018); 18 th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in Dhaka (2018); NSK State Pavilion at the 57 th Venice Biennale in Italy (2017); Time is Love.10 at ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Ephesus Video Art Program at Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey (2016); "Protest" at Hazard Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa (2015), among others. He has earned numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Leonardo Da Vinci Prize 2020 in Florence, Italy; the Artfacts Performance Award 2019 and 2020 in Berlin, Germany; the Best Video Art Prize at the 17 th Film Festival "Zoom-Zblizenia" 2014 in Jelenia Gora, Poland.