Barthélémy Toguo
Neo Matloga at the Chazen Museum

Neo Matloga and Barthélémy Toguo form part of Insistent Presence: Contemporary African Art from the Chazen Collection. The exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art features works that 'offer depictions of past and present life in Africa and invite visitors to reflect on their lives, relationships and the 21st-century world'.

Various artists at Kunsthal KAde

Edson Chagas, Mawande Ka ZenzileDada Khanyisa, Moshekwa Langa, Neo Matloga, Simphiwe Ndzube, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo exhibit in Africa Supernova at Kunsthal KAde. Drawn from the collection of Carla and Pieter Schulting, the show aims to provide 'a layered picture of how African artists reflect on their self-image'.

Barthélémy Toguo at HAB Galerie

Barthélémy Toguo presents Habiter la Terre: Inhabiting the Earth at HAB Galerie. The solo exhibition, spanning painting, sculpture and performance, highlights Toguo's concern with 'the inequalities and crises that the entire planet must face'. 

 Barthélémy Toguo in Decolonial Expressions

Barthélémy Toguo takes over the Nantes History Museum for Expression(s) décoloniale(s)#3. As part of the museum's exhibitions that revise its colonial heritage, Toguo partners with five artists to explore 'the fundamental imbalances of the world we live in, and the unequal opportunities and multiple discriminations resulting from them'. 

Barthélémy Toguo at the Tampa Museum of Art

Barthélémy Toguo exhibits in Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at the Tampa Museum of Art. The show travels from El Espacio 23, aiming to 'address unrest through allegory, metaphor or veiled allusion'.​ 

Barthélémy Toguo at Galerie Rudolfinum

Barthélémy Toguo features in fragilités at Galerie Rudolfinum. Each artist's approach to fragility 'speaks to our present moment and its concerns, principally an increased awareness of the interdependence of the body and the shifting equilibrium of nature'.

Toguo at the Louvre

Barthélémy Toguo presents The Pillar of the Missing Migrants in the I. M. Pei’s Pyramid at the Louvre. Described as inviting 'us to contemplate exile' the work froms part of Things: A History of Still Life, curated by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac.

Barthélémy Toguo at Museu Picasso

Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition at Museu Picasso. Comprising early and recent works, the show marks his first institutional exhibition in Spain. 

Barthélémy Toguo at Villa Merkel

Villa Merkel presents Faith Can Move Mountains, an overview exhibition of Barthélémy Toguo's work. Spread over two floors, the exhibition features early works, newly commissioned works and adapted installations. 

Toguo in Savannah

Barthélémy Toguo presents Urban Requiem at the SCAD Museum of Art. Comprising painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation, the exhibition addresses 'enduring and urgently relevant issues of exile, displacement, migration, colonialism and race'. 

Nitegeka, Nkosi and Toguo at The Africa Centre

The Africa Center launches its new permanent collection with an exhibition featuring works by Serge Alain Nitegeka, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo. The collection aims to stand 'against reducing contemporary African art to a single story'.

Toguo in Sydney

Barthélémy Toguo exhibits in rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, curated by  José Roca. This edition will feature new work and commissions responding to water ecology and relationships with the natural world.

'Kingdom of Faith' at Cannes

La Malmaison Art Center in Cannes presents 'Kingdom of Faith', Barthélémy Toguo's latest offering of a selection of works across mediums of painting, sculpture and installation. 

Various artists El Espacio 23

Moshekwa Langa, Simphiwe Ndzube, Frida Orupabo, Penny Siopis, Barthélémy Toguo and Portia Zvavahera exhibit in Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M Pérez Collection at El Espacio 23. The show features over 100 works by artists from the region and its diaspora. 

Various artists at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Meschac Gaba, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo feature in THIS IS NOT AFRICA – UNLEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED, taking place across ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark and Red Clay in Ghana. The exhibition seeks to 'disrupt a conventional and stereotypical western narrative of Africanness'.

 Barthélémy Toguo in Paris

Barthélémy Toguo presents Craving For Humanity at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. The exhibition follows the 'angle of intimate and collective experiences' with works by the artist hung alongside antiquities from the museum. 

Artists in Global(e) Resistance

Global(e) Resistance, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, looks at 'contemporary strategies of resistance' in recent acquisitions from the museum's collection. Artists include Penny Siopis, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo and Paulo Nazareth.

Barthélémy Toguo in Japan

Barthélémy Toguo features in the fourth Aichi Triennale titled Taming Y/Our Passion. Toguo presents The New World Climax a projected centered around large sculpted wooden seals inspired by immigration passport stamps and Welcome, an outdoor installation enacting hospitality for travellers and the marginalised.


Various artists in IncarNations at BOZAR

Edson Chagas, Steven Cohen, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Pieter Hugo and Barthélémy Toguo are included in IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, initiated by Kendell Geers in dialogue with collector Sindika Dokolo. Held at BOZAR Centre for Arts, the show looks at work from the region as 'a living philosophical practice'.

Muholi and Toguo at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo exhibit in the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Curated by Anita Dube under the title Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the biennale 'asks and searches for questions in the hope of dialogue'.

Barthélémy Toguo and Hans Ulrich Obrist artist talk
Barthélémy Toguo and will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist on the occasion of Toguo's exhibition Secret Evidence at Robert Grunenberg. For his first solo show in Germany, the Cameroonian artist undertakes 'a critical examination of the globalized present’s political climate, as well as the psychological implications of the human condition'.
Barthélémy Toguo in two-person show at gallery

Barthélémy Toguo exhibits with Soly Cisse at Galerie MAM: Art Contemporain in Cameroon. This collaboration is a continuation of a project first presented at the OFF-section of Dak'art, the 10th Dakar Biennal in 2010.

Barthélémy Toguo at the Parrish Museum

Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum titled The Beauty of Our Voice. The show features various bodies of work, a significant number having been created during a residency at the Watermill Center, New York, where Toguo was the 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellow.

Wa Lehulere and Toguo at the Braunsfelder Family Collection.

Barthélémy Toguo and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in Jeepers Creepers, a group exhibition curated by Behrang Karimi at the Braunsfelder Family Collection.

Barthélémy Toguo at ETAT 2018

Barthélémy Toguo features in the 7th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, spread across various locations. This iteration includes over 50 site-specific artworks, exhibitions and musical performances seeking to 'question homogenous space'.

Barthélémy Toguo at Fondation Blachère

Fondation Blachère presents Homo Planta, an group exhibition by Barthélémy Toguo and four artists from Bandjoun Station - a centre for artistic exchange he founded in Cameroon. The exhibition is intended to evoke 'the presence of man in nature, in harmony'.

Gaba, Langa, Toguo at Dak'Art

Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa and Barthélémy Toguo are included in Dak'Art 2018, the 13th Dakar Biennale. This iteration is curated by Simon Njami and themed The Red Hour. The title is taken from Aimé Césaire's play And the Dogs Went Silent, which speaks of emancipation, freedom and responsibility.

Barthélémy Toguo at Savvy Contemporary

Barthélémy Toguo features in WE HAVE DELIVERED OURSELVES FROM THE TONAL – Of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman at Savvy ContemporaryThe project consists of an exhibition, a program of performances, concerts and lectures as well as a publication looking at African American composer, musician and performer Julius Eastman.

Various artists at  Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo are included in AFRICA. Telling a world at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea. The exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Ginevra Bria will feature 33 artists from the continent and its diaspora.

Focus on Africa at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier features Nicholas HloboJane Alexander, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Bogosi Sekhukhuni on Being There, South Africa; Barthélémy Toguo on The Insiders; and Robin Rhode and Meleko Mokgosi as part of the Louis Vuitton collection.

Various artists at Heong Gallery, Downing College

Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo, Nandipha Mntambo, Moshekwa Langa and Zanele Muholi are included in When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected Works from the Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection. 

Toguo nominated for Marcel Duchamp Prize
Barthélémy Toguo was one of four nominees for the 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize, won by Kader Attia. An exhibition by the nominees is on view at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.
Barthélémy Toguo in France

Barthélémy Toguo had a solo show titled Déluge at Carré Sainte-Anne, a Gothic church turned contemporary art space in Montpellier. Toguo was also included on Every Body at LAAC (Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine) in Dunkirk (until 18 September).