Dalencour, Xavier (Haitian, b.1981)
Xavier Dalencour is a French-Haitian artist who was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti on February 17th, 1981. Ever since he was a young child, he had a passion for art. In 1999, he started taking art seriously and made his first solo exhibit at ACOMA gallery in Bordeaux, France in 2004. He was influenced by two of the painters at ACOMA gallery- LEM and Armel Promeneur- Guadeloupian natives who he befriended quickly. During his time in France, he met a lot of European, African, and Caribbean artists who encouraged him to continue exploring his natural born talent and take his art career to the next level. To date, Xavier Dalencour has had a total of 20 art exhibits both in Haiti and France. He is also the co-founder of Kolektif 509.