Black Hands, sculpture, video-intallation, Guy Woueté 2021

Guy Woueté, born in 1980 Cameroon. He is based in Antwerp and Douala.

He studied sculpture and painting in Douala and was a resident at the Thami Mnyele foundation in 2006 before attending the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2009-2010. He graduated from the University of Paris 8 as well as from Erg, École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels, where he also teaches.

Woueté’s work always encompasses elements of social criticism, questions surrounding borders, migration and symbols of domination in an era of globalisation. Using history as a source of material, Woueté blends records of experience, emotion, feeling in collages, installation, performance, video and photographic work. He also works in sculpture, painting and makes artists’ books.

For our 30th anniversary publication, Woueté was interviewed by Aude Christel Mgba. Download the PDF here.

Guy Woueté will stay in the residency from 1 to 28 February 2022.

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Performance En quête at the exhibition If Things Grow Wrong in Museum De Lakenhal
Photo: Taco van der Eb


Guy Woueté presents his Sit-in-Performance in the public spaces "En Quête" as part of the exhibition If Things Grow Wrong at Lakenhal Museum in Leiden. "En Quête" is an experiment that makes us think about work, the body and the public space as cornerstones for a more sustainable world. Why should we fill our lives with work? Why does our work determine our identity? Why are we so dependent on our job? And why do so many workplace abuses persist in our world – from grueling employment contracts to physical and mental exhaustion?

More information on the museum website

    Lakin Ogunbanwo Featured on De Volkskrant

Feature on De Volkskrant 

Lakin Ogunbanwo, Nigerian photographer, who has been awarded the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award together with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, was featured on the prominent Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.

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    Benard Akoi-Jackson at Amsterdam Museum 

Exhibition view of the work by Bernard Akoi-Jackson

Fellow Bernard Akoi-Jackson was invited to participate in the exhibition Golden Coach with an installation and a performance which questions "Where did the gold come from?"

The exhibition is shown till 27 February 2022 in Amsterdam Museum.

Video interview 

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    Sharelly Emanuelson at Amsterdam Museum 

Fellow Sharelly Emanuelson

Fellow Sharelly Emanuelson  was invited to participate in the exhibition Golden Coach with a sound installation in the Amsterdam Museum. 

The exhibition is shown till 27 February 2022 in Amsterdam Museum.

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Besides, Sharelly Emanuelson recently participated in the Conversation on Contemporary Art in the Caribbean, grounded on the book Entangled Species by Sasha Dees.

Watch the full conversation here


    Zanele Muholi, Neo Matloga, Ina van Zyl 
    at Akzo Noble Art Foundation 25th Jubilee Exhibition 

Ina van Zyl, Natasja, 2020
We congratulate Akzo Noble Art Foundation for their 25th anniversary and with the festive Jubilee Exhibition ALL EYES | We Are The Collections!

We congratulate our fellow Ina van Zyl, together with fellows Zanele Muholi, Neo Matloga for taking part of this exhibition. 
    Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi at Tropenmuseum 
Exhibition view with the work of fellow Option Dzikamai
Fellow Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi's work is now on show at exhibition Healing Power in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam till 6 June 2022. The exhibition Healing Power provides insight into various forms of healing power and shows the search of modern man for balance between body, soul and spirit.

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    Adam Belarouchia' work presented
    at Bijmer Sportscentrum Amsterdam

A choreography from the future, Adam Belarouchia, 2020
The work of fellow AdamBelarouchia - A choreography from the future, as one of the winners of the Royal Summer Show organized by CBK Zuidoost, can still be viewed outside of the Bijmer Sportscentrum opposite to CBK Zuidoost.

This work has purchased by the Amsterdam City Council.

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    Terrence Musekiwa at Venice Biennale

Fellow Terrence Musekiwa 

We congratulate fellow Terrence Musekiwa for being one of the four artists representing Zimbabwe Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

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    Thato Mogotsi with New Photographer Collective
    Umhlabathi Launched in South Africa

Fellow Thato Mogotsi and her collective Umhlabathi

Fellow Thato Mogotsi is the resident curator of the new pan Africa photographers collective Umhlabathi. This collective aims to change the way contemporary photography is marketed, appreciated  and even practiced in South Africa, by injecting new energy and innovation by showcasing the works differently from the tradition white cube type of presenting photography to society.

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