Pascale Marthine Tayou

Yaoundé, b.1966

Ever since the beginning of the 1990’s and his participation in Documenta 11 (2002) in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale (2005 and 2009), Pascale Marthine Tayou has been known to a broad international public.

His work is characterized by its variability, since he confines himself in his artistic work...

Ever since the beginning of the 1990’s and his participation in Documenta 11 (2002) in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale (2005 and 2009), Pascale Marthine Tayou has been known to a broad international public.

His work is characterized by its variability, since he confines himself in his artistic work neither to one medium nor to a particular set of issues. While his themes may be various, they all use the artist himself as a person as their point of departure. Already at the very outset of his career, Pascale Marthine Tayou added an “e” to his first and middle...

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Ever since the beginning of the 1990’s and his participation in Documenta 11 (2002) in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale (2005 and 2009), Pascale Marthine Tayou has been known to a broad international public.

His work is characterized by its variability, since he confines himself in his artistic work neither to one medium nor to a particular set of issues. While his themes may be various, they all use the artist himself as a person as their point of departure. Already at the very outset of his career, Pascale Marthine Tayou added an “e” to his first and middle name to give them a feminine ending, thus distancing himself ironically from the importance of artistic authorship and male/female ascriptions.

This holds for any reduction to a specific geographical or cultural origin as well. His works not only mediate in this sense between cultures, or set man and nature in ambivalent relations to each other, but are produced in the knowledge that they are social, cultural, or political constructions. His work is deliberately mobile, elusive of pre-established schema, heterogeneous. It is always closely linked to the idea of travel and of coming into contact with what is other to self, and is so spontaneous that it almost seems casual. The objects, sculptures, installations, drawings and videos produced by Tayou have a recurrent feature in common: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of the global village.

And it is in this context that Tayou negociates his African origins – he was born in Nkongsamba, Cameroon, in 1966 – and related expectations.

Tayou has contributed to a number of major international exhibitions and art events, such as Documenta 11 (2002), Triennial of Turin (2008), Tate Modern (2009), The Biennials of Gwangju (1997 and 1999), Santa Fe (1997), Sydney (1997), La Havane (1997 and 2006), Liverpool (1999), Berlin (2001), Sao Paulo (2002), Munster (2003), Istanbul (2003), Lyon (2000 and 2005), Venice (2005 and 2009) and has shown his work in museums around the world.

He had solo shows at the MACRO (Rome, 2004 and 2013), S.M.A.K. (Ghent, Belgium, 2004), MARTa Herford (Herford, Germany, 2005), Milton Keynes Gallery (Milton Keynes, UK, 2007), Malmö Konsthall (Malmö, Sweden, 2010), Mudam (Luxembourg, 2011), La Villette (Paris, France, 2012), KUB (Bregenz, Austria, 2014), Fowler Museum (Los Angeles, USA, 2014), the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (London, England, 2015), Bozar (Brussels, London, 2015), Musée de l’Homme (Paris, 2015) and CAC Malaga (Spain, 2016). He will be featured in the upcoming, Kampala Art Biennale, KAB18 in Kampala, Ouganda, as well as the Biennale de Dakar, Dak’art, in Dakar, Senegal.

Installation view of Colorful Line (2018), Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Habana RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY, New York. Photo by Shark Senesac


Africa / African Art / African Culture / Art and Society / Contemporary Issue / Craftsmanship / Drawing / Global Consumption / Global Issue / Global Village / Identity / Individual and National Identity / Installation / Mixed Media / Originality / Personal and Collective History / Photography / Plastic / Post-colonial Issue / Recycled Materials / Relationship / Sculpture / Socio-political Issue / Variability / Various Medium / Video


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Mu.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium
  • Colorful Line, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Laboratoire “Habitat”, La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France
  • KAB18, Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, Ouganda
  • Dak’art, Biennale de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

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Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Mu.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium
  • Colorful Line, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
  • 2017
    Beautiful, Bass Museum, Miami
  • Welcome back again!!, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
  • Summer Surprise, Special project 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
  • CARNAVAIS/ CARNAVAL(S), A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro
  • Love city, Varbergs Konsthall, Varberg, Sweden
  • Kolmanskop Dream, IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Berlin
  • Voodoo Child, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
  • 2016
    Sunrise Surprise, Les ateliers PM Tayou, Gand, Belgium
  • Miracle!!!, CAC Malaga, Spain
  • 2015
    Paradis€, Galerie Aveline, Paris
  • Exposition d’ouverture, Musée de l’Homme, Paris
  • Boomerang, BOZAR, Brussels
  • Gri-gri, VnH Gallery, Paris
  • Boomerang, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
  • Plastic Tree, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
  • 2014
    World Share: Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles
  • Fast & Slow, Musée Africain, Lyon
  • Tayouwood, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
  • Update !, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • I Love You, Kunsthalle, Bregenz, Austria
  • Akwaba, Assini mon amour, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Cameroon
  • 2012
    Secret Garden, MACRO, Rome
  • Intramoulins, Le Chemin Lumineux, Lille, France
  • Collection Privée, Pavillon Paul-Delouvrier, Parc de la Villette, Paris
  • Plastic Bags, Gare Saint Lazare, Paris
  • Le Chemin du Bonheur, Castello di Ama, Ama, Ita
  • 2011
    Black Forest, MUDAM LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
  • Transgressions, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins Boissy-le-Châtel, France
  • Fétiches Revue Noire, REVUE NOIRE Expressions Contemporaines d'Afrique et du Monde Paris
  • Always All Ways (tous les chemins mènent à…), Mac Lyon, Lyon
  • 2010
    Transgressions, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • LOoObHy n•50, Goethe on Main, Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Traffic Jam, Gare Saint Sauveur, lille3000, Lille, France
  • Always All Ways. Omnes Viae Malmö Ducunt, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
  • Liaisons Courtes, International Film Festival, Rotterdam
  • 2009
    Le Grand Cheval Belge 2009, Benedengalerie Culturcentrum, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 2008
    Matiti Elobi, Château de Blandy Les Tours, Blandy Les Tours, France
  • Kiosk, Louis pasteurlaan 2 +, Godshuizenlaan, Gent, Belgium
  • Jungle Fever, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • 2007
    Plastik Diagnostik, Milton Keynes Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, UK
  • Plastic Bags, MK Dons Football Stadium, Central Milton Keynes, UK
  • Zigzag Zipzak!, Galleria Continua, Beijing
  • 2006
    Plastic Bags, Kunsthalle Wien, public space Karlsplatz, Vienna
  • 2005
    Rendez-vous, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
  • 2004
    Omnes viae Romam ducunt, MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome
  • Young Collector, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Rendez-vous, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
  • Le menu familial, Doual’Art Space, Douala, Cameroon
  • 2003
    Transferts, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
  • 2002
    Game of Power, Alain Le Gaillard Gallery, Paris
  • Erection, Portikus, Frankfurt
  • Qui perd gagne, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Le menu familial, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
  • 2001
    Ici Maintenant, Tour & Taxi, Brussels
  • 30 dream days with my dad, Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee
  • 2000
    Somewhere, der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Gallery, Berlin
  • Damasquine Aeoroplastics, Brussels
  • 1999
    Trafique, Stedelijk Museum voor actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
  • Crazy Nomad, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York
  • 1997
    Looobhy, performance, Doual'Art, Douala, Cameroon
  • Le Déballage, Goethe Institute, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Le Tronçonnage, Performance, Paris
  • 1996
    Détripations, Centre of French Culture, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Transgressions Majeures, Goethe Institute, Berlin
  • 1995
    Art of our Time, Museum of Art of Setegaya, Tokyo
  • La Chaise à Doual'Art, Centre of French Culture of Douala, Cameroon
  • Looobhy, performance, Goethe Institute, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 1994
    Atelier la Rencontre, Goethe Institute, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Laboratoire “Habitat”, La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France
  • KAB18, Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, Ouganda
  • Dak’art, Biennale de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
  • PARTcours, La Médiatine, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium
  • Sanguine City to City, MUHKA - Mussé d’art contemporain d’Anvers, Belgium
  • Born to Run, La Citroniera de La Venaria Reale, Italy
  • Urban Forest, Riso Museum and the Piazza Bologni, Palermo, Italy
  • 2017
    Triennale, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Opening show, ZEITH MOOCA, Cape Town, South Africa
  • I travelled the world and the seven seas, Royal Athenaeum Antwerp, Antwerp
  • In Champion, Festival d’art contemporain, Champion, Namur, Belgium
  • Eblouissements, 5e Biennale Lubumbashi, Hangar Picha - Complexe La Plage,Lubumbashi, Congo
  • Luther und die Avantgarde, Old prison, Wittenberg, Germany
  • GLASSTRESS BOCA RATON, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, USA
  • METROPOLIS, AFRIQUES CAPITALES, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris
  • Plain / Purl, Design Museum, Gent, Belgium
  • Art Afrique – le nouvel atelier, Fondation Vuitton, Paris
  • The Conundrum of the Imagination – On the paradigm of exploration and discovery, PERFORMEUM WIENER FESTWOCHEN, Performeum centre, Vienna
  • 2016
    COP22, Essentiel Paysage, Al Maaden Art Gallery, Centre d’art contemporain africain, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Wirikuta/Mexican Time-Slip, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Arte e Politica. Opere dalla Collezione, MACRO, Rome
  • In Search of the Present, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki
  • Historycode Scarsity and Supply, Nanjing Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing
  • PAR TIBI, ROMA, NIHIL, Pallatin Hill, Rome
  • Earth & Ever After, 21,39 Jeddah Arts, Saudi Arabia
  • When things Fall apart, critical voices on and off the radars, Museum of Modern Art, Trapholt, Denmark
  • Poupées et Tabous, Le Double jeu des artistes contemporains, Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur, Belgium
  • Footorama, aux croisements de l’art et du sport, Maison Folie Wazemmes de Lille, Lille, France
  • Foot Foraine, Lille 3000, Lille, France
  • Biennale PARCours – PARKunst, parcs reliant les communes de Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert et Auderghem, Belgium
  • 61e Salon de Montrouge, Paris
  • Presently, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
  • 2015
    Wind and art don’t care about border, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut
  • Something Else OFF Biennale Cairo, Cairo
  • Ein Baum is ein Baum is ein Baum…, Beck & Eggeling Gallery, Dusseldorf
  • Les Mondes Inversés, Art Contemporain et Cultures Populaires, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium
  • Follia Continua – les 25 ans de Galleria Continua !, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, France
  • Africa – Architecture & Identity, Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
  • L’invitation au voyage, église Saint-Loup, Namur, Belgium
  • Glasstress 2015, Venice
  • Global Imaginations, Flour Factory, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Plastic Tree, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
  • Liberated Subjects: Present Tense, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Belgium
  • Heaven, Hell, Purgatory – The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artists, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
  • The Importance of Being ... Contemporary art from Belgium in Latin-America, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba; MACBA, Buenos Aires; MAMRio, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2014
    Art Eco, Museum Cultuur Strombeek Gent, Belgium
  • One Torino – Shit and Die, Artissima, Torino, Italy
  • Projet pour un monument à l’Anthropocène, Abattoirs, Toulouse
  • De Zee - salut d’honneur Jan Hoet, Ostende, Belgium
  • Behind Beauty, Festival “C’est comme ça!”, L’Echangeur CDC Picardie, Château-Thierry, France
  • Heaven, Hell, Purgatory – The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artists, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
  • “Made by... Feito por Brasileiros”, a creative invasion, São Paulo
  • KRASJ 2014, Ninove, Belgium
  • Art Festival Watou, Watou, Belgium
  • Text-Île, Palais d’Egmont, Bruxelles
  • CONI, Rome
  • Painting biennale, Roger Raveelmuseum, Ravel
  • One Shot! Football e Arte Contemporanea, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo
  • Icastica 2014, Museo archeologico, Arezzo, Italy
  • African Way, Chapelle de la Visitation - Espace d’art contemporain, Thonon-les-Bains, France
  • Ici l’Afrique / Here Africa, Musée des Suisses dans le monde, Genève
  • La Disparition des Lucioles, Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon, France
  • Art Dubai 2014, Dubai
  • Hémisphères vodous : un parcours d’art contemporain à Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Des hommes, des mondes, Collège des Bernardins, Paris
  • Avec motifs apparents, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris
  • Heaven, Hell, Purgatory – The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artists, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2013
    Michelangelo Pistoletto’s & Pascale Marthine Tayou’s exhibition, CONtemporarySULER, La Punt, Switzerland
  • Nuit Blanche, Toronto
  • Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2013, Abu Dhabi
  • Perpetual Travellers, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
  • Middle Gate Geel’13, Cultuurcentrum, Werft, Belgium
  • Rives de Saône, Au fil de l’eau, Lyon
  • Triennale Fellbach, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Les Nouvelles Folies Françaises, Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
  • My Little Paradise, Middelheim museum, Antwerp, Belgium
  • OpenArt, Orebrö, Sweden
  • Artzuid, Amsterdam,
  • Chinafrique, Paris
  • Sharjah Biennale 11, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates
  • Love is Colder Than Capital, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
  • 2012
    Unfinished Journeys, GL Strand, Copenhagen
  • Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Homo Faber, Castello Sforzesco, Milan
  • Les artistes et le tramway de Paris, Paris
  • Pont culturel - Les Flâneurs d’Edéa, Douala – Institut français, Goethe Institut – Edéa, Cameroon
  • Masques Passeport, Au fil de l'eau, Rives de Saône, Lyon
  • 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
  • Terres Sacrées, Nuit des Bains, Quartier des Bains, Geneva
  • Unfinished Journeys, GL Strand, Copenhagen
  • Where is the time?, Fondation Izolyatsia, Donetsk
  • Art et Nature, Jardin du Hauvel, Saint Hymer, Calvados, France
  • NEON La materia luminosa nell’arte, MACRO, Rome
  • The World Falls Apart, We face Forrward, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
  • TRACK a Contemporary city invitation, S.M.A.K, Citadelpark, Gent, Belgium
  • 4th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Maroc
  • 2011
    Beijing Online Inlive 10 Hands 100 Fingers, Galleria Continua, Beijing
  • Les Nuits Noires, Eternal Network, Lycée Descartes, Tour, France
  • Le Musée - Monde, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • EVENTO, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
  • Evergreen, Crédit Agricole de Montrouge, France
  • TRA Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
  • Barely there, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • 30 et Presque Songes, Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • 3ème Festival International d’Art Contemporain d’Alger, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d'Alger, Algeria
  • Arken Price, Museum of Modern Art, Arken, Denmark
  • After Shave, Maison de la Revue Noire, Paris
  • 2010
    21st century Art in the First Decade, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
  • SUD 2010, Salon Urbain de Douala, festival triennal d'art public, Espace, doual'art centre d'art contemporain Place du Gouvernement Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon
  • The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Gemeenteplein, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium
  • The New Décor, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
  • TERRE VULNERABILI a growing exhibition, HangarBicocca, Milan
  • Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  • Trasparenze. L’arte per le energie rinnovabili, Macro, Rome
  • The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Éclaircies, Le Quai Forum des Arts Vivants, Angers, France
  • Rem(a)inders, Galleria Continua, Beijing
  • Who Knows Tomorrow, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • ART FOR THE WORLD (THE EXPO), Expo 2010 Shanghai, Expo Boulevard, Shanghai
  • One Shot! Football and contemporary art, B.P.S.22 space for contemporary creation of the Province of Hainaut, Charlroi, Belgium
  • 2009
    Fare mondi / Making worlds, 53. Biennale di Venezia, Venice
  • Open Source Amsterdam, Bridge of Groesbeekdreef, Amsterdam
  • Dream Time 2009, Les Abattoirs - Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Toulouse, France - Grotte du Mas d'Azil, France
  • Un certain état du monde, Sélection de la collection de la Fondation François Pinault, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
  • Solo al buio, Ai Mercati di Traiano, a cura di Andrea Viliani e Cecilia Canziani, Rome
  • Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, Millbank, London
  • 2008
    Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • Sphères, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Chatel, France
  • Prospect.1, New Orleans
  • NEON, Nomas Foundation, cureted by Achille Bonito Oliva, Rome
  • «Can art do more?», Art Focus Jerusalem 2008, curated by Ami Barak and Bernard Blistène, the Talpiot Beit Benit Congress Centre, Jerusalem
  • 2007
    Global Moltitude, Rotonde 1, Luxembourg Ville, Luxemburg
  • World Factory, SFAI - San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
  • L’emprise du lieu. Experience Pommery # 4, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
  • 2006
    Commitment, bkSM project (beeldende kunst Strombee/Mechelen), several museums in Belgium, Belgium
  • Venice-Istanbul, Selections of the 51th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Istanbul
  • Testigos witnesses, NMAC Foundation, Cádiz, Spain
  • La Force de l’Art, Grand Palais, Paris
  • Human Game, Stazione Leopolda for Pitty Immagine, Florence
  • 9th The Havana Biennale, La Havana, Cuba
  • 2005
    Rencontre Photographique, Bamako, Mali
  • 51th Venice Biennale, Venice
  • Senza Confine (15th year), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • L’expérience de la durée, 8th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
  • Manmano, Galleria Continua, Beijing
  • Museum of World Culture, Gothenborg, Sweden
  • African Art now, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Universal Experience, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Interessi Zero!, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento, Italy
  • Africa Screams, Kunstuerein Aalen, Aalen, Germany
  • Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  • Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Germany
  • Delicious, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
  • Super, Triennale Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
  • 2004
    Spread in Prato 2004, Prato, Italy
  • Place m’as-tu vu, Knokke con Gallery Beaulieu, Belgium
  • Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweden
  • Africa Remix, Museum Kunst palast, Düsseldorf
  • Les Afriques, Lille 2004, Lille, France
  • Instructions, Kunsthalle, Vienna
  • Once Upon a Time, MuHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Working Ethics, Krinzinger Projekte Vienna, Vienna
  • Africa Screams, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Camuflaje, Celarg Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 2003
    Münsterland Skulptur Biennale, Münster, Germany
  • Next flag, B.P.S 22, Charleroi, Belgium
  • 8th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul
  • Le colloque des Chiens, Wallonie Centre, Brussels, Paris
  • Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2002
    Pressing, Objectif, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Tutto Normale, Villa Medici, Rome
  • Documenta 11, Kassel
  • Brazilism, São Paolo Biennale, São Paolo
  • Sonic City, Arc en Rêve, Architecture Centre, Bordeaux, France; TN Probe Gallery, Tokyo; Charleroi, Brussels; Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Embassy of Cameroon, New York
  • In Honor of, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • 2001
    Mirrors Edge, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark; Tramway, Glasgow
  • The Short Century, Berlin (Germany); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • 2th Berlin Biennale, für zeitgenössische Kunst, Kunst-Werken, Berlin
  • Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee, USA
  • Musée d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
  • Arte all' Arte 6, Associazione Arte Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Kunst & Zwalm 2001, Zottegen, Belgium
  • 2000
    The Short Century, Munich
  • Büro Friedrich, Berlin
  • Musée d'art Moderne de La ville de Paris, Paris
  • New South Wales Gallery, Sydney
  • Show curated by Tayou with four artists: Moshekwa Langa/ Zwlethu Mthetwa/ Aimé Ntaklca/ Joël Andrianomerisoa
  • Centro Atlantico CAAM, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya Japan
  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Lyon Biennale, Lyon
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • Mirrors Edge, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
  • New French Art, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
  • Zeitwenden, Museum moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
  • South Meets West, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
  • The sky is my limit, Taipei Biennale, Taipei
  • 1999
    Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool
  • Mirrors Edge, Bild Museet, Umea, Sweden
  • Setagaya Museum, Tokyo
  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
  • Nagoya City of Art, Nagoya
  • South meets West, Accra, Ghana Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
  • 1998
    Bernard Dulon Gallery, Paris
  • Tobu Museum of Art, Tokyo
  • 11th Sydney Biennale, Sydney
  • Lucien Durand Gallery, Bernard Dulon Gallery, Paris
  • Europa-Afrika, 7th Triennal of Kleinplastik, Stuttgart
  • La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
  • East Station, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • La ville dans tous ses états, Doual'Art, Douala, Cameroon
  • The Bridge, Melbourne
  • L'art dans le Monde, Passage de Retz, Parigi, France
  • Cet été-là, CRAC-Sète, France
  • Bridgind the Gap, Geneva
  • Personal Touch, Presence and Absence, Art in General, New York
  • Art' Sénik, Ile de La Réunion, France
  • 1997
    De Rode Poort, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
  • Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • University of Pau, Pau, France
  • 6th Havana Biennale, La Havana, Cuba
  • 2nd Santa Fe Biennale, New Mexico
  • 2nd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg
  • Neue Kunst aus Afrika, Völkerkundemuseum Zürich
  • Suites Africaines, Couvent des cordeliers, Paris
  • La Vigne en Fumée ou la Chambre Noire, Castello di Tanlay, France
  • 1996
    Himeji City of Art, Himeji, Japan
  • Horiyama City of Art, Horiyama, Japan
  • Marigame Inokuma-Genichiro Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
  • Museum of Fine Art, Gifu, Japan
  • Campo 6, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Galleria civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
  • Neue Kunst aus Afrika, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • Galerie du jour, Agnès B, Paris
  • African Biennale Contemporary Art, Dakar, Senegal
  • Setegaya Art Museum, Tokyo
  • Tokyshima Modern Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 1995
    Beyond the Borders, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • Art of our Time, Museum of Art of Setegaya, Tokyo
  • 1994
    Les Artistes africains et le Sida, Doual'Art, Douala, Cameroon
  • Festival of Art and Culture, Douala, Cameroon

Film Screening

  • 2010
    L’Art et la Manière - Pascale Marthine Tayou, Arte F, réalisé par Pascal Hendrick
  • 2005
  • 1998
    LooobhyScritto directed by Pascale Marthine Tayou, with Jean Loup Pivin and Simon Njami, 40’, RN Productio-Arte-Berlin, Paris
  • 1997
    Lumière Noire, Nicolas Cornut, Paris
  • La Porte Rouge, RTBF, Gent, Belgium
  • Les suites africaines, Revue Noire, Paris
  • 1996
    Les Artistes et le Sida, RN Production, Paris
  • 1995
    9 Creations of Pascale Marthine Tayou and Nicolas Cournut, Yaoundè, Cameroon
  • 1994
    La Tête dans les nuages, Jean Marie Téno, Paris

Permanent Exhibitions

  • 2015
    Mikado Tree, Polygone Riviera, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
  • 2013
    Tabourets points d’eau, Porte de Montreuil, Paris
  • Au fil de l’eau, rives de la Saône, Lyon
  • 2012
    IntraMoulins : le chemin lumineux, Place du Carnaval, Lille, France
  • Le Chemin du Bonheur, Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Make up… Peace !, Foundation IZOL YATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Donetsk, Ukraine
  • The challenge / Le Défi, Ghent, Belgium
  • 2010
    L’Autel Sacré, Collezione privata, Tenimenti d’Alessandro, Manzano, Italy
  • Colonne Pascale, Douala, Cameroon
  • Shanghai Tree – Mikado Tree, Shanghai
  • Le Pont culturel – Les Flâneurs d’Edéa, Edéa, Cameroon
  • 2009
    Reverse City, Matsudai Joyama, Japan
  • Tayouken Piss (Les pisseurs d’Amsterdam), Amsterdam

Grants & Awards

  • 2011
    Arken Art Prize, Denmark
  • 2010
    Sølyst Artist in Residence Center (SAIR), Jyderup, Denmark


  • Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark
  • Bandjoun Station, Bandjoun, Cameroon
  • Bass Museum, Miami, FL, USA
  • Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
  • Fondazione Berengo, Murano, Italy
  • Foundation Louis Vuitton, France
  • Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, USA
  • Fundación NMAC, Spain
  • K11, Hong Kong
  • Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
  • MAC Lyon, France
  • MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy
  • MARTa Herford, Germany
  • MUDAM, Luxembourg
  • Mu.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, USA
  • Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Angola
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • SMAK, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Belgium
  • Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

Exhibitions on Eazel