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Barthélémy Toguo

  • Purification Series No.3 ink on paper2010101 × 101 cm, 39.8 x 39.8 in
    Purification Series No.3 ink on paper2010101 × 101 cm, 39.8 x 39.8 in

  • Devil's Head No.20 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.20 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.19 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.19 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.18 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.18 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.17 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.17 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.16 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.16 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.15 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.15 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.14 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.14 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.13 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.13 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.12 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.12 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.11 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.11 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.10 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.10 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.9 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.9 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.8 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.8 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.7 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.7 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.6 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.6 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.5 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.5 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.4 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.4 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.3 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.3 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.2 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.2 Ink on Paper201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • Devil's Head No.1 Ink on Paper 201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in
    Devil's Head No.1 Ink on Paper 201038 × 28 cm, 15 × 11 in

  • A Philosopher’s Brain Watercolor on Paper200328.5 x 38.5 cm, 11.3 x 15.1 in
    A Philosopher’s Brain Watercolor on Paper200328.5 x 38.5 cm, 11.3 x 15.1 in

  • Peace March Watercolor on Paper200328.5 x 38.5 cm, 11.3 x 15.1 in
    Peace March Watercolor on Paper200328.5 x 38.5 cm, 11.3 x 15.1 in

Introduction

Born in 1967 in Cameron, Barthélémy Toguo is currently living and working in Paris and Banjoun. Barthélémy Toguo uses drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and video to reflect the absurdity of borders in an era of global exchange. In his watercolours, Barthélémy Toguo uses a limited repertory of images and colours to depict a dreamy world of human, animal and vegetal metamorphosis. In his large-scale installations, he underlines humans conflicts, paradoxes and extremism.

Biography

  • 1996 Graduated from Art Academy, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1993 Graduated from Ecole des Beaux-Arts d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • 1967 Born in Cameroon

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Déluge -­ Barthélémy Toguo, Carré Sainte-­Anne, Montpellier, France
  • 2015 Les diables et les dieux, Château de Tanlay, France
  • Neighbours, Maison des Arts Chatillon, France
  • Harvest in Heaven, Château Lynch-­Bages, France
  • 2014 An Afropolitan View, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
  • The House of Secrets, La Chaufferie HEAR, Strasbourg, France
  • Specific Creation, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
  • 2013 Coexistence on Earth, Wooson Gallery, Daegu, South Korea
  • Print Shock, Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale de Gravelines, France
  • Talking to the Moon, Musée d'art contemporain de Sainte Etiennne, France
  • Dérives, Chapelle Saint Anne, Arles, France
  • Hidden Faces, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
  • In the Head, Collège Boris Vian, Dunkerque-­Branche, France
  • 2012 A World Child Looking at the Landscape/New Works, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
  • Stand Up and Walk, Espace culturel Le volume, Vern-­sur-­Seich, France
  • The African Spirit, Galerie Lelong, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2011 New Ceramics, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Paris
  • Criminal Tribunal, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna
  • 2010 The Lost Dogs' Orchestra, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
  • Lyrics Night, Royal Museum of Bandjoun, Cameroon
  • 2009 The Pregnant Mountain, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
  • Road for exile, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Palace of Marquis de Pombal, Lisbon
  • ... et la parole fut, Frac île de la Reunion, Saint-­denis, France
  • 2008 Heart Beat, Baltic, Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
  • The Devilish Human Temptations, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna
  • 2006 La Magie du Souffle, Frac Provence-­Alpes-­Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France
  • The Wildcats' Dinner, Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, France
  • The Wildcats' Dinner, Mario Marauner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
  • 2005 The Human Mirror, école supérieure d'Art, Lorient, France
  • 2004 The Sick Opera, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • Swallowing the World/Avalez le monde, aliceday, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2003 Pure and Clean, Institute of Visual Art Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • 2002 Emergency Exit, le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
  • Épidémies, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 2001 Das Bett, école régionale des Beaux-­Arts de Dunkerque, France
  • Barthélémy Toguo, The Box Associati Gallery, Turin, Italy
  • 2000 Virgin Forest, La Criée centre d'Art contemporain, Rennes, France
  • Pénicilline, Centre Culturel Français, Turin, Italy
  • 1999 Baptism, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf in der Tonhalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Migrateurs, ARC, musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
  • 1998 Parasites, centre d'Arts plastiques, Saint-­Fons, France
  • 1996 Barthélémy Toguo, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 1994 Pôle européen, Saint-­Martin d'Hères, Grenoble, France

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • 2017 Fondation Alliances, Marrakech – MAROC Galerie 4, Centre Pompidou -­ FRANCE
  • "A look at the French Scene", Prix Marcel Duchamp Hangar H18, Brusselles, Belgique
  • "Art/ Afrique”, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
  • "L’Homme-­Nature", Musée Passager, Traveling exhibition in Île-­de-­France: Argenteuil, Clichy-­Montfermeil, Daviel
  • 2016 LAAC Dunkerque – FRANCE
  • L'Orangerie, Bastogne – BELGIQUE
  • L'Expo Talan, Tunis – TUNISIA
  • Lelong Editions, Paris -­ FRANCE
  • 2015 MUNTREF-­CAC, Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA
  • Biennale di Venezia -­ ITALIA
  • 2014 L’aspirateur, Narbonne – FRANCE
  • Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town -­ SOUTH AFRICA
  • Château de Penthes, Geneva-­Pregny -­ SUISSE
  • Biennale de DAK'ART, Dakar – SENEGAL
  • La Chaufferie, Haute école des arts du Rhin -­ FRANCE
  • 2013 Lulea Rovaniemi Severomorsk – SUEDE
  • Musée Ariana, Geneva -­ SUISSE
  • 2012 Cité nationale de l'histoire et de l'immigration, Paris -­ FRANCE
  • 2011 Biennale do Mercosul, Porto Alegre – BRASIL
  • Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College – USA
  • "The Unhomely" Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Séville – SPAIN
  • Musée de la fédération française de Tennis, Paris -­ FRANCE
  • 2010 The Graphic Unconscious Philagrafika, Philadelphia – USA
  • Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren – BELGIUM
  • Biennale de Sydney, Sydney -­ AUSTRALIA
  • 2009 International Sculpture Triennal, Poznan -­ POLAND
  • 2008 Four Decades", Studio Museum, Harlem, USA
  • Musée d'art moderne, Saint-­Etienne -­ FRANCE
  • 2007 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – FRANCE
  • Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou -­ CHINA
  • 2006 "Africa Remix", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo -­ JAPAN
  • 2004 Institute of visual Art Milwaukee, Wisconsin -­ ETATS UNIS
  • 2001 The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Public and Museum Collections

  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d’Art moderne, Paris, France
  • Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, U.S.A.
  • Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, France
  • Kunstsamlungen der Stadt, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • MAC/VAL musée d’art contemporain du Val-­de-­Marne, Vitry, France
  • Musée de l’Immigration, Paris, France
  • Frac Corse, Corse, France
  • Frac Haute Normandie, Sotteville-­les-­Rouen, France
  • Frac Haute Normandie, Sotteville-­les-­Rouen, France
  • Collection Antoine De Galbert, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • The Dakis Joannou collection, Athens, Greece
  • Fondation Guerlain