Samuel Fosso

Biography

Samuel Fosso (1962–) is a Cameroonian artist who lives and works in Paris and Bangui, Central African Republic. He has gone beyond the standard practices of self-portraiture, staging scenes that often convey messages of a political nature. His work has been featured in numer­ous solo and group exhibitions, including After the Fact: Propaganda 2001–2017, Städtische Galerie (Munich, 2017); Unfinished Conversations, Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2017); 10 years old, Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2017); When the Heavens Meet the Earth, Heong Gallery (Cambridge, 2017); and Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern (London, 2016). His works can also be found in many major collections, including those of the Musée national d’art moderne — Centre Georges-Pompidou of Paris, the Tate Modern, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art of New York. He is represented by Galerie jean marc patras (Paris).

Exhibition

MOMENTA | Biennale de l'image. What Does the Image Stand For?
2017.09.07 - 10.15

Focusing on the theme What Does the Image Stand For? proposed by guest curator Ami Barak, the 2017 edition of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image will be presented in collaboration with VOX and Galerie de l’UQAM…

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