Born in 1971 in Ouagadougou, Hamed Ouattara first studied accountancy, then fashion before establishing himself as a self-taught painter. After training at the Olorun Foundation, he took a course as part of “Ouag’Art’96” and trained in design at “The National Higher School of Industrial Design” in Paris in 2003.
He has taken part in several collective and individual exhibitions in Ouagadougou and held exhibitions abroad in Brussels, Strasbourg, and Turin. Whether in his paintings or furnitures, the Hamed Ouattara style and touch can be felt. He is rigorous, organized, clear, precise and efficient. Reflected in his rounded style are his numerous trips abroad, his time spent with the “ENSCI”, and his extensive knowledge of design programs.
In 2014, Hamed Ouattara obtained the African Design Award and in 2017 he was elected Cultural Personality of the Year in Burkina Faso. .