In 2020, we celebrate our 30 years anniversary!!

INVITATION - Exhibition of Guy Woueté 

Opening on Saturday 7th March in Amsterdam at 17:00

Thami Mnyele Foundation alumnus Guy Woueté (Cameroon / Belgium) presents his new exhibition at De Brakke Ground in Amsterdam.

De Brakke Grond

Nes 45, 1012 KD, Amsterdam

"To me, making art is not a goal in itself, but an opportunity to look honestly and to reflect on the era in which we live".

Guy Woueté: WELKOM
8 March - 3 May 2020

Guy Woueté (1980) comes from Cameroon and the colonial past of his country plays a major role in his work. Using history as his main source of material, he aims to build a future based on new ways of seeing and understanding each other. 

In WELKOM, Woueté transports us to different worlds and realities, past and present. He assembles moments and human experiences and combines them to produce installations, videos, sculptures, photographs and collages. His work always encompasses elements of social criticism, questions surrounding migration and symbols of domination in an era of globalization. His aim is to break down conventional attitudes which nourish discrimination, paternalism and alienation in all its forms. For De Brakke Grond, Woueté has expanded his installation Le Fou Postcolonial Insane, which premieres in this exhibition. 

In this show, the artist-activist welcomes us to De Brakke Grond and invites us to join with him in considering what lessons we can learn from the past in order to construct a common ground for our future. "For me,” he says, “making art is not an aim in itself, but a chance to reflect on the age in which we live.”

Woueté has been living and working in Antwerp since 2011. In 2006 he won the Thami Mnyele foundation award and thereafter started his international activities in Europe. He completed a residency at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam in 2010 and studied at Erg academy in Brussels, where he also teaches. In 2018 he was one of the eight nominees for the Friends of the S.M.A.K.’s Coming People award. He has exhibited work at the Africa Museum in Brussels and in EUtopia| 28, CC Strombeek. In 2018 he installed a solo exhibition at Enough Room for Space, Drogenbos. His work is exhibited worldwide, recently at Lubumbashi Biennial (2019) and at the 5th Addis Foto Fest (2018), supported by the Flemish Community. 

For this exhibition, De Brakke Grond is cooperating with the Beursschouwburg in Brussels, where the exhibition Wie is We? by Guy Woueté will be on display from 4 April 2020.

→ More info:

→ Be welcome at the opening: Sat 07 Mar from 17:00 - 19:00
→ Expo: Sun 08 Mar 2020 to Sun 03 May 2020
→ White room, the Brakke Grond
→ Free to visit during opening hours
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