‘Back to the drawing board’: A meeting with the Franco-Beninese painter Leslie Amine

By Jane Roussel
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:46

French-Beninese painter Leslie Amine © Courtesy of Anne de Villepoix

The AKAA contemporary art fair, which showcases 14 artists, is on at the Manifesta gallery in Lyon until 24 May 2022. We had the opportunity to talk to Franco-Beninese painter Leslie Amine about her work.

Last November, Also Known As Africa (AKAA) returned to Paris’ Carreau du Temple under the theme of “Back to the Drawing Board”, following two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since 6 April and until 24 May, a reduced selection of 14 artists have been showcasing their work at the Manifesta gallery, a former silk workshop located in the heart of Lyon. We came to discover Franco-Beninese artist Leslie Amine’s work. She tells us how the fair came about.