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Artist Léon Radegonde (Mahé, Seychelles)


Léon Radegonde

Born 1950. Spending much of his childhood on La Digue Island Radegonde subsequently studied in Canada, the U.K. and France. His work, which Radegonde terms ‘found work’, comprises a variety of discarded objects generally in a state of decay. In an article entitled ‘Images of Attrition’ a reviewer, Martin Kennedy, has described these elements as ’distressed materials’: he further suggests that‘ . . . [Radegonde’s work] . . . reveals the great beauty and intriguing histories of the objects’ former functions’.

Radegonde’s work is characterised by humility, curiosity and an aestheticism rooted in a highly perceptive sense of visual awareness.

Group Exhibitions

2005 – Carrefour des créateurs, Saint-Denis, Réunion (France)

1994 – 4th Biennale of Seychelles, Victoria, Seychelles

1992 – 3rd Biennale of Seychelles, Victoria, Seychelles

1991 – Creole Impressions, Plantation Club, Seychelles

1991 – 7th Triennale of India, New Delhi, India

1990 – 2nd Biennale of Seychelles, Victoria, Seychelles

1988 – 1st Biennale of Seychelles, Victoria, Seychelles

1988 – Exposition régionale, Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint Denis, Réunion (France)

1986 – 2nd Biennale of Havana, Wilfredo Lam Centre, Cuba

1986 – Seychelles Week in Greece, Athens, Greece

1986 – The Seychelles and its Painters, Altana Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

1983-1996 – Group Exhibition,  Association of Seychelles Artists,  Association of Visual Arts, Kreol Festival, Victoria, Seychelles

1978 – Grand-Palais, Paris, France

1974 – 1978 Galerie No. 1, Victoria, Seychelles

1971 – Camion Hall, Victoria, Seychelles

Solo Exhibitions

2006 – Afro Nova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006 – Travay Trouve, Victoria, Seychelles

2004 – Re-union, Alliance Française, Victoria, Seychelles

2003 – San Tit, Alliance Française, Victoria, Seychelles

1996 – Desen Portre, National Art Gallery,  Victoria,  Seychelles

1988 – Drawings and Collages, Carnegie, Victoria, Seychelles


National Art Collection, Seychelles

Private Collections Switzerland, France, South Africa, Germany, USA, Japan, Seychelles


2008 - Artist in Residence, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006 – Artist in Residence, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2004 – Seychelles National Arts Council Award for Visual Arts

2003 – Artist in Residence, St-Paul, Réunion (France)

1992 – 3rd Prize, Biennale of Seychelles


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