Issa Nikiema / Burkina Faso
Granted from March until May 2017
Born in 1974, this filmmaker and photographer was seduced by the magic of photography at an early age, and since then he has been hunting for beautiful images. Issa Nikiema studied film and photography in Ouagadougou, worked intermittently for the state television broadcaster, and participated in several exhibitions.
In 2012 he expanded his output to include documentary film – for example, films about the agriculture and ecology. In addition, he has worked on many feature and documentary films, as well as on television commercials.
The three photographers Nomwindé Sawadogo, Issa Nikiema and Harouna Marané are part of the project "Die afrikanische Revolution - Burkina Faso 2014" ("The African Revolution - Burkina Faso 2014"), and they are showing their works from March 30 –June 5, 2017 at the Munich School of Adult Education's Aspekte-Galerie in the Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich. In addition, they will work on a new project during their stay; the project has to do with Munich as an urban space. The project was initiated and organized by Peter Stepan, the former director of the Goethe Institutes in Burkina Faso and Rwanda.