Barthélémy Toguo

Biography

1967

Born in M’Balmayo, Cameroon

1989-1996

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

École Supérieure d'Art, Grenoble, France

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

Lives and works between Bandjoun (Cameroon) and Paris (France)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

"Urban Requiem", Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, USA

2018

"The beauty of our voices", Parrish Art Museum, New York, NY, USA

"Heimatlos", Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2017

"Fragile Body", Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

"Strange fruit", Galerie Lelong & Co, Paris France

2016

"Déluge", Le Carré Sainte-Anne, Montpellier, France

"Strange Fruit", Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

"Les diables et les dieux", Château de Tanlay, France

Maison des Arts de Chatillon, France

"Château Lynch-Bages", France

2014

"Drawing Now", Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

"An Afropolitan View", Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden (c)

"Célébrations", Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

"Here Africa", Château de Penthes, Geneve-Pregny, France

Nousbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Narbonne, France

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporay Art, Vienna, Austria

Michael Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

"The House of Secrets", La Chaufferie HEAR, Strasbourg, France

2013

"Coexistence on earth", Wooson Gallery, Daegu, South Korea (c)

"Print Shock", Musée du Dessin et de I'Estampe Originale, Gravelines, France

"Talking to the Moon", Musée d'Art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France (c)

"Dérives", Chapelle Sainte Anne, Arles, France

"Hidden Faces", Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

"Signs in the Leaves", Médiathèque Benjamin Rabier, La Roche Sur Yon, France

"In The Head", Collège Boris Vian, Dunkerque-Branche, France

2012

"A World Child Looking At The Landscape - New Works", Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

"Stand up and Walk", Espace culturel Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seich, France

"The African Spirit", Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

2011

"New Ceramics", Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Paris, France

"Criminal Tribunal", MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

"Who is the true terrorist", Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK

“The Well Water”, La Verrière Hermès, Brussels, Belgium

“J'ai deux amours“, Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris, France

2010

"The Lost Dogs" Orchestra - Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (c)

"Cissé / Toguo", Institut Français, Dakar, Senegal

"The World Examination", Centre d’Art Contemporain, Châtellerault, France

"Liberty Leading the People", Fundaçao Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

"Lyrics Night", Royal Museum, Bandjoun, Cameroon

Centre Culturel Français, Pointe Noire, Congo

"The World Examination", Item Editions, Paris, France

2009

"The Pregnant Mountain", Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA

"Road for exile, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa", Palácio do Marquês de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal

"... et la parole fût", FRAC Île de la Réunion, Saint-Denis, France

"The world examination", Item Editions, Paris, France

"The aids issue cannot be solved thanks to the distribution of condoms. Benedict XVI", MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2008

"Heart Beat" Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK

"The Devilish Human Temptations", MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2006

"La Magie du Souffle", FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France

"The Wildcats’ Dinner", Ateliers d’Artistes de la Ville, Marseille, France

"The Wildcats’ Dinner", MAM Mario Maroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

2005

"The Human Mirror", École Supérieure d’Art, Lorient, France

2004

"The Sick Opera", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (c)

"Swallowing the World/ Avaler le monde", Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

"La guerre des sexes n’aura pas lieu", École des Beaux-Arts, Valence, France

2003

"Pure and Clean", Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee, WI, USA

2002

"Puk, Puk, Puk", CCC, Tours, France

"Emergency Exit", Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France (c)

"Épidémies", Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon

2001

"Das Bett", École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France

The Box Associati Gallery, Turin, Italy

2000

"Virgin Forest", La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France (c)

"Pénicilline", Centre Culturel Français, Turin, Italy

1999

"Baptism", Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

"Migrateurs", Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

François Barnoud, Dijon, France

1998

"Parasites", Centre d’Arts Plastiques, Saint-Fons, France (c)

1996

Barthélémy Toguo, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon

1994

Pôle Européen, Saint-Martin d’Hères, Grenoble, France

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Kochi Biennial, Kochi, India

Aichi Biennial, Nagoya, Japan

Segou Art, Salon d'Art Contemporain, Mali

"Jaume Plensa, Kiki Smith, Barthélémy Toguo", Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

"Perilous Bodies", Ford Foundation, New York, NY, USA

"A Rose for Mum", Galerie Maia Muller, Paris, France

2018

"The Marcel Duchamp Prize at Hangar H18", Centre d’art Hangar H18, Brussels, Belgium

"Fragile State", Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine

"Persona Grata", MAC/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, France and Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, France

"Paradise Is Now Palm Trees in Art", Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Allemagne

"Pour un musée en Palestine "Nous aussi nous aimons l'art...", la collection du Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Pal", Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

"Exil", Musée de la Croix-Rouge, Geneva, Switzerland

“Vlugschrift / Flugblätter“, Pictura, Dordrecht, Netherlands

"Barthélémy Toguo & Duncan Wylie", Hangar-Art Center Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

"Collection David H. Brolliet, Genève", Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis, France

"Newwwar. It’s Just a Game?", Bandjoun Station, Bandjoun, Cameroon

2017

"Art / Africa, Le nouvel atelier", Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

"On Aime L'art...!! Un choix d'Éric Mézil parmi les oeuvres de la Collection agnès b.", Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

"Frontières imaginaires", Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

"Under Construction", Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany

"A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift", Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

2016

Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

"Every Body", LAAC, Dunkerque, France

"Essentiel Paysage", Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morroco

"Intrigantes incertitudes", Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

"Uchronies", BPS22 - Musée d'Art de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi, Belgium

"Rêver d'un Autre Monde", Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation, Lyon, France

"Migrats of Mental Space", Museum Of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

2015

Venice Biennial, Venice, Italia

2014

"FOOD, Reflections on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Nutrition", SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fondazione Palazzo Magnani per la Direzione Artistico-Organizzativa, Italia

"Vivre(s)", Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, France

"No fixed abode", The New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

Casablanca Biennial, Casablanca, Morokko

DAK'ART, Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal

"Against the Grain, Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design", NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Biennale nationale de la sculpture contemporaine, Trois-Rivières, Canada

Biennale de l'Aquarelle de Narbonne, Chapelle des Pénitents bleus, Narbonne, France

2013

"Body Language", Studio Museum Harlem, NY, USA

"Le Pont", Musée d'art contemporain, Marseille, France

"Transit(s)", XBorder Art Biennial 2013, Luleå Rovaniemi Severomorsk, Sweden

Trienal Alentejo, Evora, Portugal

"Juegos de Lenguaje", Fundacion Helga de Alvear, Caceres, Spain

"Speaking artists", Busan Museum Of Art, South Korea

"Le Musée éclaté de la presqu'île de Caen", ESAM, Caen, France

"Passionnément", Palais Fesch-Musée des beaux Arts, Ajacio, France

"Fliegen/Flying", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2012

"When Attitudes Became Form", Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

"Intense Proximité", Triennale de Paris, Paris

"J'ai deux amours", Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, Paris, France

"Fliegen/ Flying", New Painting, Projet by 2 und 50 UG, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

"Nodes Of Mobility: transnational transfer zones and terminals", Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

"We Face Foward", Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

"Friktionerfriction" International Performance Art Festival, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden

"The Global Africa Project", Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA

2011

Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France

Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil

"Environment and Object in Recent African Art", Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Museum, NY, USA

"Mises à l'eau", Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur, Belgium

"ARS 11", Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland

"Fabula Graphica 3", Grandes Galeries de l'Aître Saint Maclou, École des Beaux-arts de Rouen, France

"Border, Bamako Encounters", The Gulbenkian Foundation Lisboa, Portugal

"State of the Union", Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany

"Island Never Found", Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italia

"Longing for Sea-Change", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA, USA

"Habiter la Terre", Biennale internationale d’art contemporain de Melle, Melle, France

Luleä Biennial, Luleä Sweden

"Là où se fait notre histoire", FRAC Corse, Corte, France

"Mutations", Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland

"ARS 11", Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland

"Toguo / Cissé", Centre culturel Français de Douala, Cameroon

"Promenade 9", Fondation Kogart, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia

Venice Architecture Biennial, Venice, Italy

"The Production of Space", Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY, USA

"Le Jugement dernier", Centre culturel Français, Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

“Rencontres de Bamako”, Foto Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

Centre Culturel Franco-Mozambicain, Maputo, Mozambique

“Fragile, Fields of Empathy”, Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

"The Graphic Unconscious”, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA, USA

“Island Never Found” - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy

“World in Hand / Welt in der Hand”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany

“Dialogue among Civilizations”, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

“Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art”, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

2009

Biennale Africaine de la photographie, Musée de Bamako, Bamako, Mali

"Art Albertina", Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

"The Crisis of the Genre", International Sculpture Triennal in Poznan, Culture centrum Zamek, Poznan, Poland

"Persona", Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

"Fragile, Les champs de l'empathie", Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

"Homeless in the city", Cornelius Strasse, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008

"Laughing in a Foreign Language", Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Poznan Biennial, Poznan, Poland

Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

"Une Histoire Partagée...", Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

"Traversia", Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain

"Black Paris", Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

"Der Mensch in der Zeichnung", Im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Vienna, Austria

"Collection in context: Four Decades", Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, USA

"Des territoires à partager", Biennale d'Art et de Culture de Sao Tomé et Principe, Central African Republic

"Micro-Narratives", Musée d'Art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

2007

Thessaloniki Biennial, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

"De Schwitters à Toguo, un choix", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

"Die Schöne und das Ungeheuer - Geshichten ungewöhnlicher Liebespaare", Residenzgalerie, Salzburg, Austria

"Black Paris", Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, and Museum Der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt, Germany

"De leur temps (2)", Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Shenzhen Biennial, Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China

"Micro-Narratives", Museum 25th May - Museum of Yougoslav History, Serbia

"Foodscapes-Art and Gastronomy", Ex-Cinema Trento, Parma, Italy

"African Way", Orangerie de Madame Elisabeth, Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France

2006

"La Force de l’art : Un nouveau rendez vous avec la création en France", Grand Palais, Paris, France

"Paris Black", Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany

Sevilla Biennial, Sevilla, Spain

"Africa Remix", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (c)

"Africa Remix", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (c)

Nuit Blanche, Goutte d’Or, Paris, France

"Des Hommes sans Histoire ?" Musée des Arts derniers, Paris, France

"Profils : 15 ans de création artistique en France", Institut français d’Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (c)

Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

"Le Monde coloré", Musée d’Art Africain Belgrade, Serbia

"Notre Histoire…", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (c)

2005

"Schweizer Krankheit + die Sehnsucht nach der Ferne", Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

"Short Cuts Between Reality and Fiction", Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, USA

"Faire signe", La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France (c)

"Playgrounds and Toys", Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

"Donna Donne", Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (c)

"Femme Femmes", Musée de Carouge, Genève, Switzerland

"African Art Now, œuvres de la collection J. Pigozzi", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA (c)

"Art of Africa, œuvres de la collection J. Pigozzi", Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

"Exotic Ambivalence", Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

"The Giving Person", Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy (c)

"Gott Sehen", Kunstmueum Des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland (c)

"Singuliers", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong China (c)

"De lo real y lo fictiocio : art comtemporaneo de Francia", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

"Africa Urbis : Perspectives Urbaines", Musée des Arts derniers, Paris, France

"Le Mélange des genres : créatures hybrides et mystérieuses", FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France (c)

"Domicile privé/public", Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne métropole, France (c)

2004

"Africa Remix", Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, traveling to Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2005), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2005); Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2006); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2006) (c)

Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal

"Les Afriques", Tri Postal, Lille, France

"Settlements", Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France (c)

"Cabinet des dessins N°1 : Quelle est l’origine d’une œuvre?", Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

"Playground & Toys", La Manufacture des Oeillets, Ivry-sur-Seine, France and Musée Océanographique, Monaco

2003

"Great Expectations !", Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy (c)

"Mouvements de fonds, acquisitions 2002 du FNAC", MAC, Galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille et Vieille Charité, Marseille, France

Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

"Achtung Rottweiler", Forum Kunst Rottweil, Germany (c)

Outlook, Athenes, Greece (c)

Valencia Biennial, Valencia, Spain (c)

"L’Europe Fantôme", Espace Vertebra, Brussels, Belgium (c)

"Singuliers voyages", Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (c)

"Ökonomien der Zeit", Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (c)

2002

Apocalyptique Dance, Künstlerhaus von Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria (c)

Montreal Biennial, Montreal, Canada (c)

Busan Biennial, South Korea

"Tutto normale", Villa Médicis, Académie de France à Rome, Rome, Italy

"Ökonomien der Zeit", Akademie der Künstler, Berlin, Germany, traveling to Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany (c)

Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal

"Last minute. To the end of eternity", Vecchio Ospedale Soave, Codogno, Italy (c)

2001

"Selections Fall 2001", The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA

"De quelques dessins contemporains", Fondation Guerlain, Les Mesnils, France

"Killing me softly", Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

"Political Ecology", White Box, New York, NY, USA

2000

Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France (c)

Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal

"Bruit de fond", Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

"Chosen Drawings", Alliance Éthio-Française, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia (c)

"Exit Congo", Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium Uppsala Biennial, Sweden

"Continental Shift", Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands (c)

Heimat Kunst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (c)

1999

Triennale der Kleinplastik, SW Forum Europa-Africa, Stuttgart, Germany

"Managers de l’immaturité", Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (c)

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

"Diaspora", International Art Meeting, Oviedo, Spain

1998

"Vidéo 98", Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

"À quoi rêvent les années 90?", Espace Miraphalaina, Montreuil, France (c)

Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Dakar Biennial, Senegal

1997

Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany

Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

"Artistphotos", In Vitro, Geneva, Switzerland

"Südwest LB", Stuttgart und Mannheim, Germany (c)

1996

"Magnolia", La Casamaure, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, France

"Das Bett", Hohenstaufenring, Cologne, Germany

1995

Musée Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Duisburg, Germany (c)

Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany (c)

Museum Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany (c)

1994

Saint-Quentin Biennial, Saint-Quentin, France (c)

1993

Goethe Institut Insaac, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Festival des Cultures du Monde et des Droits de l’Homme, Paris, France

1991

"700 ans de Confédération Suisse", Basel, Switzerland

"Jeunes Créateurs Francophones", Évry, France

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