Mohamed Keita, born in Ivory Coast in 1993, Mohamed Keita found out that he had to leave his country at the age of fourteen because of the civil war that was going on there. He started a three-year journey through Guinea, Mali, Algeria, Lybia and Malta to finally arrive in Italy in 2010, at the age of seventeen. Welcomed from a youth centre for refuges in Rome, called Civico Zero, Keita started learning the Italian language, whilst working as bellhop in an hotel. Thanks to the period spent at Civico Zero, he discovered an innate calling for the art of photography, he first signed up for a photography school called Exusphoto and then at the Cinema and TV Institute Roberto Rossellini, that is how he started is artistic career. Nowadays Keita live and works in Rome, where he takes care of the youngsters in CivicoZero. In 2017, he collaborated in the creation of two photography workshops for children that lives in the outskirts of Bamako in Mali, and Nairobi, in Kenya, on which he is still working on. Since 2012, Keita has exhibited at many personal and collective exhibitions: the Pecci museum of Prato, the Photolux Festival of Lucca, the 13th International Festival of Rome, that is held in museum Macro. These are only few of the most important institutions he worked with, via workshops and/or exhibitions. He published his monogroph with Punctum Press in 2021 entitled "Rome 10/20"

Mohamed Keita

Rome 10/20