FOKOUA, Serge Olivier
2016 11th 7a*11d Festival
Serge Olivier Fokoua, Synchronisme Millery, France 2014 PHOTO Jean Voguet
To dare is to do
Thursday October 20 7:30 pm
I make art to shake the consciousness of those who have never learned anything from history. How can you go to an exhibition of contemporary art and return with an empty soul? The more society is appalling, the more art discourse is powerful. My installations and performances are assembled to achieve the effect of of collision. I speak about human relationships, African traditions, love, spirituality, nature, and the meaning of life. The items used are often diverted from their initial purpose and placed where no one expects them; in this process they assume new meanings and cause controversy.
Serge Olivier Fokoua (b.1976, Cameroon) lives and works between Cameroon and Gatineau, Québec. Working mainly in installation and performance, Fokoua’s work has been presented in numerous art exhibitions, performance events, and projects in Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Canada and Finland. Since 2008 he has been the Artistic Director of the Biennale RAVY: Yaoundé Visual Art Encounters.