Guy Woueté

I want to experience a world where social justice applies for everyone.

Guy Woueté,born 1980 Cameroon, is based in Antwerp and Douala. He studied sculpture and painting in Douala and was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He graduated from the University of Paris 8 as well as from École de Recherche Graphique (ERG) in Brussels, where he also teaches. Woueté’s work always encompasses elements of social criticism, questions surrounding borders and migration, and symbols of domination in an era of globalisation. The colonial past of his country plays a major role in his work. Using history as a source of material, Woueté blends records of experience in collage, installation, performance, video and photographic work. He also works in sculpture, painting and makes artists’ books, and in every part of his practice aims to break down conventional attitudes which nourish racism, discrimination, paternalism and alienation in all its forms.

His work has been exhibited at many museums and art events such as the University of Fine Arts (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam), S.M.A.K (Gent, Belgium), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, Belgium), the De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), the Biennale of African Photography (Bamako, Malí), the Lubumbashi Biennale (Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo), the National Museum Yaoundé (Yaoundé, Cameroon), the Biennales of Dak’Art (Dakar, Senegal), the Enough Room for Space (Drogenbos, Belgium) and the Spazzju Kreattiv (Valletta, Malta) among others.