French-Vietnamese, and African by adoption from the age of 17, Kaïdin works in Côte d’Ivoire. In 1977, she created her first sculpture for the Ministry of Finance (in the same country). In 1980, she began working with marble in Italy. In 1985, she created L’Offrande in white Carrara marble for St Paul’s Cathedral in Abidjan.
After extensive travel across different African countries, Kaïdin changed her artistic approach. This went from strength to strength after she met the painter Gérard Fromanger in 1985. Her work became more oriented towards the “sacred”, a symbol of African culture.
Today, Kaïdin has embarked on a new project: Renaissance, l’arbre des mains pour la Paix en Côte d’Ivoire [Renaissance, Tree of Hands for Peace in Côte d’Ivoire]. The project celebrates Ivorian merit and skills and is commissioned by Mr. Bert Koenders, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs. There will be an opportunity to find out more at the Art Shopping fair at the Carrousel du Louvre on June 13 and 14, 2015.
For more information about the artist: http://www.kaidin.net/