Barthélémy Toguo

 Institution (2)

 About Artist

1967 born in Cameroon
Lives & works in Paris, France as well as in
New York, USA and Bandjoun, Cameroon

Presentation of the artist by Lóránd Hegyi:
TOGUO´s work reflects the current global situation, with his specific, singular, authentic contribution conveying concrete, personal, precise, critical, hypersensitive - and often tabooed - spheres of perception, ranging from sexuality to violence, from cult and rites to allegorical representations. His artistic practice unfolds precisely in the very centre of contemporary political - and aesthetic - discourses, whereby his personal (hi)story, moving between the diverse cultural, social and political contexts on the one hand and the ethnic, national and religious communities on the other, directly determines his artistic actions, his aesthetic-ethical perspective, and respectively bolsters his legitimacy. 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Les diables et les dieux, Château de Tanlay, France
Maison des Arts de Chatillon, France
New Works, Château Lynch-Bages, France
Barthéméy Toguo - Africa and Beyond, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada

2014
Hidden Faces, Nousbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg
Your Face, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Drawing Now, Lelong Gallery, Paris, France
An Afropolitan View, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
Celebrations, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
The House of Secrets, La Chaufferie HEAR, Strasbourg, France

2013
Talking to the Moon, Musée d´art contemporain de Saint Etienne, France
Hidden Faces, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Print Schock, Musée du Dessin et de l´Estampe Originale de Gravelines, France
Dérives, "Marseille 2013", Cathédrale Sainte Anne, Arles, France
Specific Creation, Woosong Gallery, Bonsandong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

2012 
A World Child Looking At The Landscape, New Works, Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Installation de Bethélémy Toguo, espace culturel Le volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, France
The African Spirit, Galerie Lelong, Zürich, Switzerland

2011 
New Ceramics,Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Paris, France
New Poster for "Roland Garros", Paris, France
Criminal Tribunal, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
PUMA African Football Kits project, Design Museum, London, UK
International Print Biennale 2011, Print Awards, Who is the true terrorist, Hatton Gallery, UK
Specific creation, Fondation Entreprise Hermes, Brussels, Belgium

2010
The lost dogs´ orchestra, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France 
Cissé / Toguo, Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal
The world examination, Centre d´art Contemporain de Châtellerault, France
Liberty leading the people, The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Lyrics Night, Royal Museum of Bandjoun, Bandjoun, Cameroon
Centre culturel Français de Pointe Noire, Pointe Noire, Congo
The World Examination- Item Editions, Paris, France

2009
The Pregnant Mountain, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Road for exile, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Palace of Marquis de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal
... et la parole fut, Frac île de la Reunion, Saint-Denis, France
The world examination, Item Editions, Paris, France
The aids issue cannot be solved thanks to the distribution of condoms. Benedict XVI, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2008
Heart Beat - Baltic, Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
Spiritual Genocide, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
The Devilish Human Temptations, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2007
Purification Arco 2007 by Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Madrid, Spain

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, Salzburg, Austria

2005
The Human Mirror, Ecole supérieure d’art, Lorient, France

2004
The Sick Opera, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 
Swallowing the World/Avalez le monde, Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
La guerre des sexes n’aura pas lieu, Ècole des Beaux Arts de Valence, France

2003
Pure and Clean, Institute of Visual Arts Milwaukee, USA

2002
Puk, Puk, Puk, CCC, Toulouse, France 
Emergency Exit, le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France 
Epidémies, Institut Goethe, Yaoundé, Cameroon

2001
Das Bett, École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France 
Art unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland 
Barthélémy Toguo, Galerie The Box Associati, Turin, Italy

2000
Virgin Forest, La Criée centre d’Art contemporain, Rennes, France 
Pénicilline, Centre Culturel Français, Turin, Italy

1999
Baptism, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Migrateurs, ARC, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Barthélémy Toguo, chez François Barnoud, Dijon, 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 

2015
All the World´s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, 56th Venice Biennale

2014
Jaume Plensa - Kiki Smith - Barthélémy Toguo, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Symbiosis of Physicality and the Spiritual, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Here Africa, Château de Penthes, Geneve-Pregny, France
FOOD, Reflections on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Nutrition, SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Biennale internationale de Casablanca, Maroc, Casablanca
Biennale de DAK´ART 2014, "Dak´ART au Campus, Art Vert", Senegal, Dakar
Art Cologne, Köln, Germany
Vivre(s), Domaine Departemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
Specific creation, Biennale nationale de la sculpture contemporaine, Trois-Rivières, Canada, Quebec
Specific creation, Le chateau d´eau, Strasbourg, France
Against the Grain, Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design. Fort Lauderdale, USA
Biennale de l´Aquarelle de Narbonne, Chapelle des Pénitents bleus, Narbonne, France

2013
XBorder Art Biennial, Luleå Rovaniemi Severomorsk, Luleå, Sweden
Egarements, château d´Avignon, Avignon, France
Aqua Vitalis, Festival Normandie Impressionniste, Caen, France
Le Pont, Projet Marseille 2013, Musée d#art contemporain de Marseille, France
Le Voyages Paralléle, Neuilly-sur-Marne, France
gainst the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Museum of arts and design, New York
Scope Miami Beach 2013, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria 

2012 
Passionnément, Palais Fesch-Musée des beaux Arts, Ajacio, France
Speaking artists, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
FOOD, Musée Ariana, Geneva
Biennale Benin 2012, Inventer le Monde, Cotonou, Benin
Juegos de Lenguaje, Fundacion Helga de Alvear, Caceres, Spain
Football, Art and Desing- PUMA Kits, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Rouge, Maison Particuliére, Brussels, Belgium
EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago, USA
Triennale de Paris, Intense Proximité, 2012 , Paris, France
Eleventh Havana Biennial Art Practices And Social Imaginaries, Installation, and new performance, Havana, Cuba
8ème Festival International du Film sur L´argile et le verre de Montpellier, France
J´ai deux amours Cité nationale de l´histoire de l´immigration, Paris, France
Judith facing Olopherne, New Ceramics, Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris 
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, 
We Face Forward, Specific Creation, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Friktionerfriction International Performance Art Festival, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
When Attitudes Became Form, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
Art Brussels, New Works Brussels Expo, Belgium
Art Cologne, Köln, Germany
J´ai deux amours, Cité nationale de l´histoire de l´immigration, Paris, France

2011
Environment and Object in Recent African Art, Museum and Art Gallery at Saratoga Museum, New York, USA
Mises á l´eau, Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur, Namur, Belgium
ARS 11, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Fabula Graphica 3, Grandes Galeries de l´Aître Saint Maclou, Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rouen, France
Border, Bamako Encounters, The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
State of the Union, Freies Museum Berlin, Germany
Island Never Found, Palazzo Ducalo, Genoa, Italy / Museum of modern art, Saint-Etienne, France
Longing for Sea-Change, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, USA
Habiter la Terre, Biennale Internationale d´art contemporain de Melle, France
Luleä Art Biennal 2011, The Art Gallery of the House of CUlture / The Regional Museum of Norrbotten, Sweden
Lá oú se fait notre histoire, Frac Corse, Corte, France
A Terrible beauty is born, 11ème Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
Essay on Geopoetics, 8th Mercosul Biennial 2011, Mercosul, Brazil
Mind The Gap and Bridge It! An international Seminar on integration, Arkitekturmässan, Gothenburg, Sweden
J´ai deux amours, Cité nationale de l´histoire de l´immigration
Mutations, Barthélémy Toguo /Martin Sulzer, Centro d´arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Toguo / Cissé - Curated by Alban Corbier and Hubert Maheux. Centre culturel Français de Douala, Cameroon
Promenade, 9 - Curated by Dr Lòrànd Heygi. Fondation Kogart, Budapest, Hungary

2010
Fragile, Fields of empathy, Musée d´art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France; Palazzo dei Falconieri, Roma, Italy; Daejon Museum of Art, Daejon, Korea
The Graphic Unconscious, Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia, USA
Barthelemy Toguo, Arco 2010, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Madrid, Spain
Island Never Found, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy; State Museum of Contemporary art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, France
Barthélémy Toguo, Les Hivernales d´Avignon, Theatre des Hivernales, Avignon, France
World in Hand/ Welt in der Hand, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Dialogue among civilisations, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa
The Beauty of Distance, 17th biennale of Sidney, Sidney, Australia
Barthélémy Toguo 2010, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Barthélémy Toguo, Salon africain du design, Cotonou, Benin
The Smell of God, MCAD and OBSIDIAN ARTS, Mineapolis, USA
Barthélémy Toguo, work in progress, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Paris, France
Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
Longing for Sea-Change, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
The Ocean, Palais Bellevue, Biarritz, France
Barthélémy Toguo / Pascal Pinaud, Workshop and performance, Villa Arson, Nice, France

2009
Biennale Africaine de la photographie 2009, Musée de Bamako, Bamako, Mali
Une Collection, Espace Vallès, Saint Martin d´Herres, France
Elusive dreams, Les Hauts du Ru, La Cathédrale, Montreuil, France
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-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Arco 2009, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Madrid, Spain
Art Dubai, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Dubai
Homless in the city, Corneliusstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Un voyage sentimentale, 1st Poznan Biennial, Poland
Farewell to Post-Colonialism, The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Une Histoire Partagée..., Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
Traversia, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands
Black Paris, Musée d´Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Der Mench in der Zeichnung, Traklhaus, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Collection in context, Four Decades, Studio Museum, Harlem, USA
Des territoires à partager, Ve Biennale d´Art et de Culture de Sao Tomé et Principe
Mondo e Terra, Musée d´Art de la Province de Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Cité idéale, Abbaye de Fontevraud, France
Micro-Narratives, Musée d´art moderne, Saint-Etienne, France

2007
De Schwitters à Toguo, un choix, Cabinet d’art graphique, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Die Schöne und Das Ungeheuer - Geschichten 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
Et voila le travail, Galerie d´art du conseil Général des Bouches du Rhone, Aix- En Provence, France
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, Versailles, France
Society must be defended, The 1st Tessaloniki Bienniale, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2006
Biennale de Shenzhen, China
Paris Black, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany
The Unhomely, 2nd International Biennial Of Contemporary Art Of Seville, Seville, Spain
Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Nuit Blanche: «_ La goutte d’eau, de l’or qui coule_ », Quartier Goutte d’Or, Paris, France
Carton Rouge, Atelier Tampon-Ramier, Paris, France
Des Hommes sans Histoire?, Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris, France
Distant Relatives/Relative Distance, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 
Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
La Force de l’art: Un nouveau rendez vous avec la création en France, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Festival photo et vidéo de Biarritz: Passages en ville, Bellevue, Biarritz, France
Profils: 15 ans de création artistique en France, Institut français d’Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 
Accion tricontinental, Nouvelle Biennale de la Havanne 2006/Galeria 23 y 12, La Havana, Cuba
Le Monde coloré, Musée d’Art Africain Belgrade, Serbia
Notre Histoire…, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2005
La Collection permanente: L’art en France depuis 1950 à la création la plus contemporaine, MAC/VAL, Musée d’Art Contemporain en Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Schweizer Krankheit + die Sehnsucht nach der Ferne, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
À Fleur de peau: Le dessin à l’épreuve, Galerie Éric Dupont, Paris, France
Short Cuts Between Reality and Fiction, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA
Faire signe, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France
Playgrounds and Toys, Hangar Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Foire internationale des arts derniers : Les Afriques 2, Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris, France
Donna Donne, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Femme Femmes, Musée de Carouge, Genève, Switzerland
African Art Now, Oeuvres de la Collection J. Pigozzi, Musée des Beaux-arts de Houston, USA 
Exotic Ambivalence, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
The Giving Person, Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, Napels, Italy
Art of Africa, Oeuvres de la Collection J. Pigozzi, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Got Sehen, Kunstmueum Des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland
Singuliers, Musée d’Art du Guangdon, China
De lo real y lo fictiocio: art comtemporaneo de Francia, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico
Africa Urbis: Perspectives Urbaines, Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris, France
Africa Remix, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Le Mélange des genres: créatures hybrides et mystérieuses, Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
Domicile privé/public, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, France
Barthélémy Toguo, Cyril André, École des Beaux-Arts de Grenoble, France
Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2004
Exposition collective de sculpture, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
@rtscreen, Biennale de Dakar, Senegal
Dessins et des autres II, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Burning own the house – Joyce Pensato, Isabella Brancolini Arte Contemporaneo, Firenze, Italy
Les Afriques, Tri Postal, Lille 2004, Lille, France
Settlements, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne, France
Cabinet des dessins N°1: Quelle est l’origine d’une oeuvre, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne, France
Playground & Toys, La Manufacture des Oeillets, Ivry-sur-Seine, France, Musée Océanographique, Monaco

2003
Great Expectations!, Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy
Mouvements de fonds, acquisitions 2002 du FNAC, Galeries Contemporaines des
Musées de Marseille et Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
8ème Biennale de la Havane, Cuba
Achtung Rottweiler, Forum Kunst Rottweil, Germany 
Love Zones, Galerie Barnoud, Dijon, France
Outlook, Athènes, Greece 
The Ideal City, Bienal de Valencia 2003, Spain
Zanimaux, Galerie Éloge de l’Ombre, Uzès, France
L’Europe Fantôme, Espace Vertebra, Brussels, Belgium
Heimatkunst.com, Rottweil, Germany
Dolce Tocco, Napoli, Italy
Singuliers voyages, Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France 
Party, Autori Cambi, Roma, Italy
Ökonomien der Zeit, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

2002
Chambre double, Galerie Alain Le Gaillard, Hôtel La Louisiane, Paris, France
Apocalyptique Dance, Künstlerhaus von Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria 
Troisième Biennale de Montréal, Canada
Biennale de Busan, Corea
Tutto normale, Villa Médicis, Académie de Frande à Rome, Roma, Italy
Ökonomien der Zeit, Akademie der Künstler, Berlin, Germany; Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
Postcards, Biennale de Dakar, Senegal
Last minute. To the end of eternity, Vecchio Ospedale Soave, Codogno, Italy

2001
Intrinsecus/Extrinsecus, Studio Casoli, Milano, Italy
Selections Fall 2001, The Drawing Center, New York, USA
De quelques dessins contemporains, Fondation Guerlain, Les Mesnils, France
Naturaleza, Utopias y Realidades, International Contemporary Art Meeting, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Mercancias, Espacio C, Camargo, Spain
Killing me softly, BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Political Ecology, White Box, New York, USA

2000
Bruit de fond, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
Chosen Drawings, Alliance Éthio-Française, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia
Exit Congo Museum, Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium
Paradise Zéro, Uppsala International Contemporary Art Biennial, Sweden
Continental Shift, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Heimat Kunst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Mikse, Aentre d’art, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Partage d’exotismes, Biennale de Lyon, France 
Alimentation d’Art, Biennale Internationale de Dakar, Senegal

1999
7eme Triennale der Kleinplastik, SW Forum Europa-Africa, Stuttgart, Germany
Managers de l’immaturité, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Fantasy Heckler, Tracey, Biennale de 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
Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Biennale Internationale de Dakar, Senegal

1997
Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Centre Genèvois de Gravure Contemporaine, Genève, Switzerland
Artistphotos, In Vitro, Genève, Switzerland
Südwest LB, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Germany

1996
Magnolia, La Casamaure, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, France
Das Bett, Hohenstaufenring, Cologne, Germany

1995
Musée Wilhem Lehmbruck, Duisburg, Germany
Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
Museum Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany

1994
Biennale Internationale de Saint-Quentin, France

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