Barthélémy Toguo

1967 · Cameroon

Artist biography

Barthélémy Toguo is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Cameroon, like other famous artists such as Les Têtes Brulées, Armand Ndoumbe, O’Maurice Mboa, Salifou Lindou, and Meshi. Barthélémy Toguo was born in 1967.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Barthélémy Toguo is represented by Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna in Austria. Barthélémy Toguo's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna in Austria (13 August 2018 until 12 October 2018) with the exhibition VIENNA LINE curated_by Dr. Lóránd Heygi. Barthélémy Toguo's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions Permanent Collection (16 November 2005 - 30 December 2022) at MAC VAL | Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris and DILUTION D’UN RÉCIT (13 March 2019 - 19 April 2019) at Galerie Bertrand Grimont in Paris. Barthélémy Toguo's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Permanent Collection and took place at MAC VAL | Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris, France from the 16 November 2005 to 30 December 2022.

Barthélémy Toguo in private collections

The collector Valéry Kowahi is in possession of artwork by Barthélémy Toguo at Artland. Valéry Kowahi also has works by other artists including Marco Andrea Magni, Kevin Demery, and DUSKMANN.

Further Biographical Context for Barthélémy Toguo

Born in 1967, Barthélémy Toguo's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture.

The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Barthélémy Toguo

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 11

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