Born in 1977, in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Amy Sow is a self-taught visual artist, whose work oscillates between figuration and abstraction. She expresses herself through various mediums which include calligraphy and photography, she also favors acrylic painting, which offers her limitless freedom.
A real promoter of artistic creation in Mauritania, Amy Sow is the Vice President of M-Art, a collective of young Mauritian visual artists that organize each year the Libre’Art Festival. She is also the initiator of Art Galle, a space dedicated to artistic encounters.
As the first delegate of the Association of Artists from the Maghreb (A.A.M.), Amy Sow is an artist engaged in women’s rights issues, concentrating on themes relating to the lived experiences of African women.
Since 2005, numerous cultural institutions have welcomed her work, including the French Institute, the Cultural Center and National Museum of Nouackchott. She also participated in the Dakar, Tunis and Agadir Biennials.
Energie durable, 2015,
Oil on canvas and wood, 120 x 120 cm