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Barthélémy TOGUO

Date of birth : 1967

Country : Cameroon

Born in M’Balmayo, Cameroon.
Barthélémy Toguo began his studies at the Abidjan School of Fine Arts, Ivory Coast, and pursued his studies in Europe, first at the Grenoble’s Graduate School of Art and at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He is Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature, France. His first artistic apprenticeship was focused on sculpture and in Grenoble Toguo discovered photography and video, before his encounter with German Realism in Düsseldorf, where he also started Performance Art. He also practices drawing and water colour. He was the founder of the first artistic institution in Cameroun, the Institute of Visual Arts of Bandjoun (1999).