Born in France in 1981, El Marto studied Visual Art and Graphic Design at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Design d’Amiens, at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Cambrai and finally at the University of Art in Helsinki. After years of artistic peregrinations, he decided to settle in Burkina Faso, the country from which his father originates.
He was brought to Berlin in 2017, to carry out an artistic residency in the investigation office: Correctiv. During eight months, he designed a graphic novel with a journalist about an African warlord who led a Hutu militia. The same year, he traveled to Morocco to create a giant fresco in the medina of Meknes and proposed a solo exhibition at the French Institute.
He participated in numerous workshops organized by Cartooning for Peace in Burkina Faso.