Samuel Fosso  (Cameroonian, 1962) 


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Samuel Fosso, Autoportrait 14


Samuel Fosso
Autoportrait 14
circa 1970

Purdy Hicks Gallery
Samuel Fosso, African Spirits: Angela Davis


Samuel Fosso
African Spirits: Angela Davis

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Samuel Fosso, La femme liberée américaine


Samuel Fosso
La femme liberée américaine

Purdy Hicks Gallery
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Samuel Fosso, Le golfeur, autoportrait série Tati


Samuel Fosso
Le golfeur, autoportrait série Tati, 1997-2000
cibachrome print


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Samuel Fosso, Le marin, autoportrait série Tati


Samuel Fosso
Le marin, autoportrait série Tati, 1997-2000
cibachrome print


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Samuel Fosso, Liberated American woman


Samuel Fosso
Liberated American woman, 1998
chromogenic print


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1962   Born in Kunmba (Cameroon)
1965 - 1972   Lived in Nigeria
1975   Moved to Bangui, Central African Republic, where he opened his first photography studio
1994   Thanks to Bernard Descamps’ research, Samuel Fosso’s self-portraits are shown for the first time at the "1st Bamako Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine" launched by Françoise Huguier, who discovered both Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keita
1995   Afrique en Création, Paris
2000   Dak’Art Firts prize for photography. Dakar, Senegal
2001   Prince Claus Fund Award, Den Hague, The Netherlands
  Lives and works in Bangui, Central African Republic
2007   Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
2007   Rencontres Photographiques de Bamako, Mali. Jean marc patras/galerie, Paris (solo)
2006   Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Japan
2006   Masquerade: the self in contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia
2006   The whole world is rotten, C/AC Art Center, Cincinatti, OH, USA
2005   46th October Art Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
2005   Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London
2005   Africa Remix, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2005   Autoportraits The Platform for Art, London Underground, Gloucester Road Station (solo)
2004   Samuel Fosso (restrospective). Calcografia, Rome, Italy (solo)
2004   Samuel Fosso (restrospective). Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, Italy (solo)
2004   26th Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brasil
2004   Image and Identity, Portraits by Philip Kwame Apagya, Samuel Fosso, Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St Louis, Mo, USA
2004   Africa Screams, Iwalewa Haus University Bayreuth, Germany
2004   Africa Remix, Museum KunstPalast, Düsseldorf. Catalogue (Catalogue cover, with "Le Chef")
2003   Samuel Fosso, Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, Portraits of Pride, Bidens Hus, Sundsvall/Norskt Fotomuseum Oslo, Norway
2003   Make it Beautiful, the Dandy in Photography, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton, UK
2003   Geometry of the face, Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003   Samuel Fosso Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (solo)
2003   Autoretratos, PhotoEspana 2003. NosOtros, Madrid (solo)
2003   Photo Espana 2003, curated by Oliva María Rubio, Palacio de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain
2002   The 6th International Photography Gathering, Aleppo, Syria
2002   Samuel Fosso, Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, Portraits of Pride. September Stockholm Fotofestival, Moderna Museet, C/O Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 - 2002   The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945- 1994, curated by Okwui Enwezor, traveling to: Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Martin-Gropius-Bau, Belgium; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; P.S. 1 Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2001   Africa Inside, Tampere, Finland
2000   Dak’Art, Biennale d’Art Contemporain Africain, Dakar, Sénégal
2000   Africa Inside, Noordelicht photo Festival, Fries Museum, Leuwarden, Netherlands
1999   Africa by Africa : a photographic view, Barbican Art Gallery, London
1999   Galerie Maï Ollivier, Paris (solo)
1998   L’Afrique par elle-même, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
1997 - 1998   Samuel Fosso Photographs, Greengrassi, London (solo)
1997   Studio Photo, 50 ans des magasins Tati, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
1997   L’Abattoir, Châlon-sur –Saône, France
1997   Lumière Noire, Château de Tanlay, France
1997   Retrats de l’anima ,Fotografia Africana, Centre Cultural de la Fundacio la Caixa, Granollers & Vic, Barcelona
1996   In/Sight : African Photographers, 1940 to the present. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1996   Artothèque, Grenoble, France
1996   Festival des Trois continents, Nantes, France
1996   Galerie du Théâtre, Gap, France (solo)
1995   Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris (solo)
1995   Photographes Africains, FNAC, Forum des Halles, Paris
1994   Autoportraits, "Première Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine", Bamako, Mali
Musée National d’Art Moderne/ Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA
Edwin A Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, USA
The Newark Museumof Art, Newark, NJ, USA
The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX, USA
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA