Bodil Ouédraogo graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Fashion Design. Her work is inspired by the connections she finds after thoroughly examining different cultural aspects that at first seem to be far apart. In her work she poses the question: how can a connection between diverse styles enrich and uplift one another? What drives her is not simply choosing one or the other, but finding a way in which these connections can complement each other and therefore creating unfamiliar styles. Another important theme in her practice is Identity. She believes that all the pieces of a person’s history are somehow connected and make you who you are. The Self is one big connected web in which all these threads together are what makes it whole. And above all, what makes it unique, complex, and appealing.
Bodil Ouédraogo is one of the participating artists of the group project A Funeral for Street Culture (2021), curated by Rita Ouédraogo and Metro54 at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.