Dieudonné Fokou

Thursday en Friday 16:00 – 17:00 en 18:30 – 19:30
Saturday en Sunday 14:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 17:00 en 18:00 – 19:00

Dieudonné Fokou is a sculptor, painter and screen printer who works on themes of peace, justice and the human condition. He was born in 1971 in Bamendjou, Cameroon and his workshop is located on the rock of Messassi. The artist was trained by two Cameroonian masters of fine art: Jean Kouam Tawadje and Joseph Francis Sumégné.

Dieudonné Fokou evokes the concept of coexistence and finds his inspiration in the questioning of identities, his personal experiences and encounters. He then literally breathes new life into mountains of discarded materials (plastic, printed circuit boards, iron, copper). These experiments with recycled sculptures have led to series such as: ‘Farewell to wars’, ‘The Poetry of Metal’ and ‘The Digital Destiny’.

In a vision to share and co-create ideas and art, he regularly participates in theatrical, cinematographic or animation projects. His artworks can be seen periodically in exhibitions in Africa, the United States and also in Europe.

Dieudonné Fokou develops poetry in his sculptures, in which he plays with the emptiness, the full, the plain, the visible and the invisible.

For Sfinks Mixed he is working on a moving tree that shares its fruits with the public. Look for it, there will probably only be one tree moving, so don’t miss it!

This project is created in collaboration with and support of Institut Français du Cameroun (IFC).