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Guy Woueté

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Guy Woueté (1980, CM/BE) is an artist living and working in Antwerp, Douala, and Penja. 

Guy Woueté’s artistic practice spans various media, including drawing, sculpture, installations, video, photography, performance, and publications. Guy Woueté engages in questioning the role that Western superpowers have played in shaping the political developments within the African continent. He sheds light on the enduring and harmful outcomes of these interventions. His practice is also a quest of possibilities that persist in the upheavals that shape the world. Crossing into social criticism and activism, Guy Woueté’s artistic work employs and questions various forms of protest. The artist delves into subjects such as colonialism, racism, capitalism, migration, and symbols of domination, examining their implications in everyday life. 

His work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum de Lakenhal  Leiden (2022), Beursschouwburg Brussels (2021), Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels 2020), de Brakke Grond Amsterdam (2020), Lubumbashi Biennial (2019), Addis Foto Fest (2018), Dakar Biennial (2018), SMAK Ghent (2018), Havana Biennial (2009), New Museum New York (2009) and at various film festivals in Rotterdam, Montreal and Toronto. 

Wouété’s work is part of many collections including The City Collection Antwerp, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), BE;  Kadist European/African Collection, FR; Frac des Pays de la Loire, FR; The Fundacao Sindika Dokolo, Angola; The World Bank Art Collection, Washington DC, USA.

Portrait ©Jorge Luis Alvarez Pupo 2024

Wanted: participants for ‘WAKA Correspondences’ by Guy Woueté

an exchange of ideas between Aalst and Njombé-Penja (Cameroon) about the question 'What is work?'

residency

WAKA, STUDIO FOR ART, EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND SOCIETY

Guy Woueté connects ideas in Aalst and Njombé-Penja (Cameroon) on the question 'What is work?'

exhibition

15.06-08.09.2024

Bijoux Cailloux

an exhibition by Guy Woueté curated by Aude Christel Mgba