Gerard Gabayen studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Dakar, Senegal, from 1996 to 1998. He decided not to pursue a diploma but to work instead in the studios of artists Claude Mari Bruce, Cool Djabang, Moussa Beidi and Papa Arko, from Ghana. Multicultural in his genes, with roots in Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Madagascar and Mali, Gerard dreamed to live and work abroad. He spent a little over a year in Abidjan but finally made the decision to continue creating in his homeland.
Exhibitions 2021 Société Eiffage, Dakar, Senegal 2019 African Art Beats opening exhibit, Washington DC, USA
2018 Ca Kanam (En avant), Société Eiffage, Dakar, Senegal Galerie Kemboury, Dakar, Senegal Partcours, 7th edition, Atelier Céramique Almadies, Dakar, Senegal 2017 Partcours, 6th edition, Dakar, Senegal 2015 Galerie Art’et Miss, Paris, France Partcours, 4th edition, Dakar, Senegal
Galerie Little Senegal, Saly, Senegal Exhibited in Abidjan, Brussels, Munich and Paris between 1996 and 2014. Collections Collection of HM Mohamed VI, King of Morocco. Collection Eiffage Private collections in Senegal and abroad.