Guy Wouete

Country ...................... Cameroon
City ............................. Douala, Antwerp (BEL)
Category .................... Video, Installation
Recommended by freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
Period of stay ............ Jan 15

Guy Wouete, born 1980 in Douala, Cameroon, lives and works in Douala & Antwerp, Belgium.

2014 BFA, University of Paris 8, Paris, FR
2009-2010 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amstrdam, NL
1999-2001 Atelier Viking, Douala, CM
1997-1999 Atelier Iya Simon, Douala, CM

Solo Exhibitions
La Tête de Dieu..., Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, ZA,
Lines of Wind, Galerie 23, Amsterdam, NL.
The night of Altina, Doual' Art, Douala, CM.
Vanity, Modern Art Museum, Medellín, CO. (exh. cat.)
SUR-SUR, una emergencia, Museum dʼAntioquia, Medellín, CO. (exh. cat.)
Suenos de Camérun Para Columbia, Taller 7, Medellín, CO
Lettre ouverte, Les Chantiers de la Lune, La Seyne sur Mer, FR
Sans Titre, French Cultural Center, Douala, CM

Selected Group Exhibitions
Yango Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art (Echangeur de Limeté) Kinshasa, DRC
Still fighting ignorance and intellectual perfidy, Video art from Africa, Ben Uri Gallery, London UK.
(exh. cat.)
The Space Between Us, ifa Gallery, Stuttgar, DE. (exh. cat.)
The Space Between Us, ifa Gallery, Berlin, DE. (exh. cat.)
Totem, Fondation Blachère, Apt, FR. (exh. cat.)
United Nations Revisited, Galerie M, Berlin, DE. (exh. cat.)
ECHO, Croxhapox, Gand, BE
Trouwn together, Nomad Gallery, Brussels, BE
Time is Love.4, Bildetage Gallery, Vienna, AT
20 Years Thami Mnyele Foundation, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, NL
7th Mosaïque de photos, La Collégiale Saint-André, Chartres, FR
CrunchTime, International Art Event, York, UK
Fotografia Europa 2010, Teatro Valli, Reggio Emilia, IT
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL (exh. cat.)
Borders, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
For your eyes only, White Meat City, København, DK
Reflection of Africa, 2nd Panafrican festival, National Modern and Contemporary Art Museum
(MAMA), Alger, DZ (exh. cat.)
The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, The New Museum, New York (NY), US (exh. cat.)
Integración y Resistencia en la era Global, 10th Havana Biennial, La Habana, CU (exh. cat.)
Borders, 8th Bamako Encounters, Biennial of African Photography, National Museum Bamako, ML
(exh. cat.)
Africa. Personal poetics, 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, CN
Le jour se lève, ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes, FR (exh. cat.)
Africa Now!, World Bank, Washington (DC), US
8th Biennial of Dakar, Dakar, SG (exh. cat.)
Abstraction and decoration in Bamoum art, National Museum, Yaoundé, CM
Afrique entendus, sous-entendus et malenlendus, 7th Biennial of Dakar, Dakar, SG (exh. cat.)
Euope-Afrique: Rêves croisés, Ateliers des Tanneurs, Brussel, BE (exh. cat.)
Boulev'art by night, Cotonou, BJ
EXIT, Espace Doual'art, Douala, CM
Esthétique de la forme réduite, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, CM (exh. cat.)

Video Screening & Film Festivals (selection)

Six Videos by Guy Wouete, in the context of “The Divine Comedy” film programme, curated by Marie-
Hélène Gutberlet, Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, DE. Corridor, 2010, 10min 44s HDv,
color/sound / Who Cares?, 2009, 5min 11s Dv, color/sound / Rite, 2008, 16min 48s Dv, color/sound /
L'imminent Tsunami, 2007, 4min 53s Dv, color/sound / Afri-can Traffic, 2007, 4min 34s Dv,
color/sound / Esperamos, 2009, 1min 10s Dv, color/sound
26th Images Festival, Next Week, 2010, 4min 49s, HDv, color/sound, Toronto, CA
LʼAfrique en Mouvement, Centre de Production Daïmon, Next Week, 4min 49s, HDv, color/sound,
2010, curated by Pierre Beaudoin, Gatineau (Québec), CA
LʼAfrique en Mouvement, Festival International Film Black Montréal, Next Week, 4 min 49 s, HDv,
16/9, couleur/son, 2010, Cinémathèque québécoise, Québec, CA
Film Progam, 'RijksakademieOPEN', Corridor, 2010, 13min 28s, HDv, color/sound, Amsterdam, NL
4th Free International Forum, Miroir, 2005, 01min 06s, Dv, color/sound / Cendre, 2005, 01min 05s Dv
color/sound, Bolognano, IT
Where is Africa?, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Codes, 2007, 01min 02s, Dv color/sound,
Rotterdam, NL
'Regard sur les Rencontres de Bamako', Regard Bénin 1.0, Volcano, 2008, 05min, color/sound, BJ
Videoformes 09, LʼImminent Tsunami, 2007, 4min 53s Dv, color/sound, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
'Fragility of Life', Amakula Kampala International Film Festival, La liste est longue, 2006, 02min 26s,
Dv color/sound, Kampala, UG
Festival des Cinémas dʼAfrique du pays dʼApt, Africa best deal I & II, 2007, 04min 31s, Dv
color/sound, Apt, FR

Art Fairs
Joburg Art Fair, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, ZA (exh. cat.)
SCOPE Art Fair, Nomad Gallery, New York, US (exh. cat.)
ART BRUSSELS, 30ème édition, Nomad Gallery , Bruxelles, BE (exh. cat.)


2009 8th Bamako Encounters, Biennial of African Photography, Bamako, ML, 'Organisation
Internationale de la Francophonie Award'
2008 8th Biennial of Dakar, Dakar, SG, 'CulturesFrance Award'
2006 7th Biennial of Dakar, Dakar, SG, 'Djamilatou Bikami Award'
2006 Fondation Jean-Paul Blachère, Apt, FR, 'Price of Critic'
2005 Centro Colombo Americano, UNESCO-Aschberg Program, FR

Selected Collections
UNISA Art Collection, (University of South Africa), ZA
The World Bank Art Collection, Washington DC, US
Blachère Colection, Apt, FR

2013 Fondation Jean-Paul Blachère, sculptur workshop base on the topic of Totem, APT, FR
2008 CAMAC - Centre d'Art - Marnay Art Centre, Marnay sur Seine, FR
2008 Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimedia de Bamako, Bamako, ML
2006 Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, CO
2006 Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
2004 'Portfolio program', ArtBakery, Douala, CM

Teaching Activities
2009 AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL, “WALKIE-TALKIE” workshop facilitator

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ICE), NL
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL
Program Afrique et Caraïbes en Créations, CulturesFrance, FR
Mobility award, Prins Claus Fund, NL
Program Afrique et Caraïbes en Créations, Visa pour la Création, CulturesFrance, FR

Special Projects
'Public Talk: Guy Woueté; on the project: Next Week', University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, DE
'Shoe Shop', artistic event (conferences, films projections of african directors), Johannesburg, ZA
'To Be told', Lifelong Learning Programme/Grundtvig Workshops, international workshop on the topic
of : Lingustic Minorities at risk of disappearance in the EU. Organized by Fabbricaeuropa-Centro di
creazione e cultura, sous la coordination, Florence, IT
'Street life in Cameroon and Mali', Social Act, Seminar series host by SARCHI, east London Campus,
University of Fort Hare, ZA
'Artiste une profession ?', University of Paris 8, Paris, FR
'Le jour se lève', un Parcours, Ecole des beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, FR
One Minute Workshop, workshop facilitator, Douala, CM
Start «WoueteʼStudio», Bonandale, Douala CM. (Personal working studio with possibilities of international
exchange and collaboration between artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers and local

Represented at the moment by:
Gallery MOMO, in Johannesburg – South Africa (


Title of the project: Les Lampes de Guy Wouete / Guy Wouete's Lamps

As an artist I am more interested in reality as a matter of facts but also as emotions and contacts. My work is an ongoing (inter-)action in which the viewers never really have the entire position of an anonymous viewer.

During my residency at quartier21, I will explore the questions of migration and borders from the perspective of urban landscape. Urban landscape as a space where different migration realities meet and sometime infect eachother for good and evil...


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