Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Les Moulins

Born in Nkongsamba in 1966.

Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium and in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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 and related expectations.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Voodoo Child, Galleria Continua / Les Moulins (France)

Kolmanskop Dream, IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Berlin (Germany)

Love city, Varbergs Konsthall, Varberg (Sweden)

CARNAVAIS/ CARNAVAL(S), A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)

Welcome back again !!, Galleria Continua / Les Moulins (France)

Summer Surprise, Special projet 1:54 Contemporay African Art Fair, Londres (UK)

Beautiful, Bass museum, Miami (USA)


Sunrise Surprise, Les ateliers PM Tayou, Gand (Belgium)

Miracle !!!, CAC Malaga (Spain)


Paradis(e), Galerie Aveline, Paris (France)

Exposition d’ouverture, Musée de l’Homme, Paris (France)

Boomerang, BOZAR, Bruxelles (Belgium)

Gri-gri, VnH Gallery, Paris (France)

Plastic Tree, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (Switzerland)

Plastic Tree, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (Switzerland)


World Share : Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles (USA)

Fast & Slow, Musée Africain, Lyon (France)

Tayouwood, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (Switzerland)

Update !, Galleria Continua / San Gimignano (Italy)

I Love You, Kunsthalle, Bregenz (Austria)

Akwaba, Assini mon amour, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan (Cameroon)


Secret Garden, MACRO, Rome (Italie)

Intramoulins, Le Chemin Lumineux, Lille (France)

Collection Privée, Pavillon Paul-Delouvrier, Parc de la Villette, Paris (France)

Plastic Bags, Gare Saint Lazare, Paris, (France)

Le Chemin du Bonheur, Castello di Ama, Ama (Italy)


Black Forest, MUDAM LUXEMBOURG, (Luxembourg)

Transgressions, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin Boissy-le-Châtel (France)

Fétiches Revue Noire, REVUE NOIRE Expressions Contemporaines d'Afrique et du Monde Paris, (France)

Always All Ways (tous les chemins mènent à…), Mac Lyon, (France)


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, (Nethederlands)


Le Grand Cheval Belge 2009, Benedengalerie Culturcentrum, Kortrijk (Belgium)


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)


Plastik Diagnostik, Milton Keynes Gallery, Central Milton Keynes (UK)

Plastic Bags, MK Dons Football Stadium, Central Milton Keynes (UK)

Zigzag Zipzak!, Galleria Continua Beijing, Beijing (China)


Plastic Bags, Kunsthalle Wien, public space Karlsplatz, Wien (Austria)


Rendez-vous, Marta Herford, Herford (Germany)


Young Collector, Galleria Continua / San Gimignano (Italy)

Rendez-vous, S.M.A.K., Gent (Belgium)

Le menu familial, Doual’Art Space, Douala (Cameroon)

Omnes viae Romam ducunt, MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (Italy)


Transferts, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (Belgium)


 Game of Power, Alain Le Gaillard Gallery, Paris (France)

Erection, Portikus, Frankfurt (Germany)

Qui perd gagne, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)

Le menu familial, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (Switzerland)


Ici Maintenant, Tour & Taxi, Brussels (Belgium)

30 dream days with my dad, Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee (USA)


Somewhere, der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Damasquine Aeoroplastics, Brussels (Belgium)


Trafique, Stedelijk Museum voor actuele Kunst, Gent (Belgium)

Crazy Nomad, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York (USA)


Looobhy, performance, Doual'Art, Douala (Cameroon)

Le Déballage, Goethe Institute, Yaoundé (Cameroon)

Le Tronçonnage, Performance, Paris (France)


Détripations, Centre of French Culture, Yaoundé (Cameroon)

Transgressions Majeures, Goethe Institute, Berlin (Germany)


Art of our Time, Museum of Art of Setegaya, Tokyo (Japan)

La Chaise à Doual'Art, Centre of French Culture of Douala (Cameroon)

Looobhy, performance, Goethe Institute, Yaoundé (Cameroon)


Transgressions, Centre of French Culture, Yaoundé (Cameroon)

Jazz sous les manguiers, Yaoundé (Cameroon)

Atelier la Rencontre, Goethe Institute, Yaoundé (Cameroon)

Selected Group Exhibitions


METROPOLIS, AFRIQUES CAPITALES, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris(France)

Plain / Purl, Design Museum, Gent (Belgium)

Art Afrique – le nouvel atelier, Fondation Vuitton, Paris (France)

The Conundrum of the Imagination – On the paradigm of exploration and discovery,PERFORMEUM WIENER FESTWOCHEN, Performeum centre, Vienna (Austria)

Triennale, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Australia)

Opening show, ZEITH MOOCA, Cape Town (South Africa)

I travelled the world and the seven seas, Royal Athenaeum Antwerp, Antwerpen,(Belgium)

In Champion, Festival d’art contemporain, Champion, Namur, (Belgium)

Eblouissements, 5e Biennale Lubumbashi, Hangar Picha - Complexe La Plage,Lubumbashi, Congo (Central Africa)


Luther und die Avantgarde, Old prison, Wittenberg (Germany)

GLASSTRESS BOCA RATON, Boca Raton Museum of Art (USA)


PAR TIBI, ROMA, NIHIL, Pallatin Hill, Roma (Italy)

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 (Danemark)

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 (France) Foot Foraine, Lille 3000 (France)

Biennale PARCours – PARKunst, parcs reliant les communes de Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert et Auderghem (Belgium)

61e Salon de Montrouge, Paris (France)

Presently, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin (Germany)

COP22, Essentiel Paysage, Al Maaden Art Gallery, Centre d’art contemporainafricain, Marrakech (Morocco)

Wirikuta/Mexican Time-Slip, Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Arte e Politica. Opere dalla Collezione, MACRO, Roma (Italy)

In Search of the Present, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki(Finland)

Historycode Scarsity and Supply, Nanjing Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum(China)


Wind and art don’t care about border, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon

Something Else OFF Biennale Cairo, Cairo (Egypt)

Ein Baum is ein Baum is ein Baum…, Beck & Eggeling gallery, Dusseldorf (Germany)

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 (Danemark)

L’invitation au voyage, église Saint-Loup, Namur (Belgium)

Glasstress 2015, Venice (Italy)

Global Imaginations, Flour Factory, Leiden (The Netherlands)

Plastic Tree, Unlimited, 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, in Washington DC (USA)

The Importance of Being ... Contemporary art from Belgium in Latin-America, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana (Cuba) / MACBA, Buenos Aires (Argentina) / MAMRio, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)


Art Eco, Museum Cultuur Strombeek Gent (Belgium)

One Torino – Shit and Die, Artissima, Torino (Italy)

Projet pour un monument à l’Anthropocène, Abattoirs, Toulouse (France)

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, Sao Polo (Brasil)

KRASJ 2014, Ninove (Belgium)

Art Festival Watou, Watou (Belgium)

Text-Île, Palais d’Egmont, Bruxelles (Belgium)

CONI, Rome (Italy)

Painting biennale, Roger Raveelmuseum, Ravel (Belgium)

One Shot! Football e Arte Contemporanea, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Polo (Brasil)

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 (Switzerland)

La Disparition des Lucioles, Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon (France)

Art Dubai 2014, Dubai, (Emirates)

Hémisphères vodous : un parcours d’art contemporain à Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France)

Des hommes, des mondes, Collège des Bernardins, Paris (France)

Avec motifs apparents, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris (France)

Heaven, Hell, Purgatory – The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artists, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)


Michelangelo Pistoletto’s & Pascale Marthine Tayou’s exhibition, CONtemporarySULER, La Punt (Switzerland)

Nuit Blanche, Toronto (Canada)

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2013, Abu Dhabi (Emirates)

Perpetual Travellers, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (Germany)

Middle Gate Geel’13, Cultuurcentrum, Werft (Belgium)

Rives de Saône, Au fil de l’eau, Lyon (France)

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 (Netherland)

Chinafrique, Paris (France)

Sharjah Biennale 11, Sharjah Art Foundation (United Arab Emirates)

Love is Colder Than Capital, Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria)


Unfinished Journeys, GL Strand, Copenhague (Danemark)

Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, London (England)

Homo Faber, Castello Sforzesco, Milano (Italy)

Les artistes et le tramway de Paris, Paris (France)

Pont culturel - Les Flâneurs d’Edéa, Douala – Institut français, Goethe Institut - Edéa (Cameroun)

Facing Walls, Opening Windows, Galleria Continua, Beijing (China)

«Pommery : 10 ans d’Expériences. Expérience Pommery #10», Domaine Pommery, Reims (France)

Masques Passeport, Au fil de l'eau, Rives de Saône, Lyon, (France)

9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, (China)

Terres Sacrées, Nuit des Bains, Quartier des Bains, Genève (Switzerland)

Unfinished Journeys, GL Strand, Copenhague (Danemark)

Where is the time? Fondation Izolyatsia, Donetsk (Ukraine)

Art et Nature, Jardin du Hauvel, Saint Hymer, Calvados (France)

NEON La materia luminosa nell’arte, MACRO, Rome, Italy

The World Falls Apart, We face Forrward, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (UK)

TRACK a Contemporary city invitation, S.M.A.K, Citadelpark, Gent, Belgium 4th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech (Maroc)


Beijing Online Inlive 10 Hands 100 Fingers, Galleria Continua / Beijing (China)

Les Nuits Noires, Eternal Network, Lycée Descartes, Tour, (France)

Le Musée - Monde, Musée du Louvre, Paris, (France)

EVENTO, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, (France)

Evergreen, Crédit Agricole de Montrouge, (France)

TRA Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, (Italy)

Barely there, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (USA)

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 (France)


21st century Art in the First Decade, Gallery of Modern art, Brisbane, (Australia)

SUD 2010, Salon Urbain de Douala, festival triennal d'art public, Espace doual'art centre d'art contemporain Place du Gouvernement Bonanjo, Douala, (Camerun)


The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Gemeenteplein, Strombeek-Bever, (Belgium)

The New Décor, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, (Russia)

TERRE VULNERABILI a growing exhibition, HangarBicocca, Milano, (Italy)

Trasparenze. L’arte per le energie rinnovabili, Macro, Roma, (Italy)

The New Décor, Hayward gallery, London, (UK)

Éclaircies, Le Quai Forum des Arts Vivants, Angers, (France)

Rem(a)inders, Galleria Continua / Beijing, (China)

Who Knows Tomorrow, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, (Germany)

ART FOR THE WORLD (THE EXPO), Expo 2010 Shanghai, Expo Boulevard, Shanghai, (China)

One Shot! Football and contemporary art, B.P.S.22 space for contemporary creation of the Province of Hainaut, Charleroi (Belgium)


Fare mondi / Making worlds, 53. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (Italy)

Open Source Amsterdam, Bridge of Groesbeekdreef, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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 (Russia)

Solo al buio, Ai Mercati di Traiano, a cura di Andrea Viliani e Cecilia Canziani, Roma (Italy)

Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, Millbank, London (UK)


Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, (UK)

Sphères, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, (France)

Prospect.1, New Orleans, (USA)

NEON, Nomas Foundation, cureted by Achille Bonito Oliva, Roma, (Italy)

«Can art do more?», Art Focus Jerusalem 2008, curated by Ami Barak and Bernard Blistène, the Talpiot Beit Benit Congress Centre, Jerusalem (Israel)


Global Moltitude, Rotonde 1, Luxembourg Ville (Luxemburg)

World Factory, SFAI - San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco (USA)

L’emprise du lieu. Experience Pommery # 4, Domaine Pommery, Reims (France)


Commitment, bkSM project (beeldende kunst Strombee/Mechelen), several museums (Belgium)

Venice-Istanbul, Selections of the 51th International Venice Biennale, Venice (Italy) - Istanbul (Turkey)

Testigos witnesses, NMAC Foundation, Cádiz (Spain)

La Force de l’Art, Grand Palais, Paris (France)

Human Game, Stazione Leopolda for Pitty Immagine, Florence (Italy)

9th The Havana Biennale, La Havana (Cuba)


Rencontre Photographique, Bamako (Mali)

51th Venice Biennale, Venice (Italy)

Senza Confine (15th year), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (Italy)

L’expérience de la durée, 8th Lyon Biennale (France)

Manmano, Galleria Continua, Beijing (China)

Museum of World Culture, Gothenborg (Sweden)

African Art now, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA)

Universal Experience, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (USA)

Interessi Zero!, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento (Italy)

Africa Screams, Kunstuerein Aalen, Aalen (Germany)

Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London (UK); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco (Germany)

Delicious, Sint-Truiden (Belgium)

Super, Hasselt Triennale (Belgium)


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 (Germany)

Les Afriques, Lille 2004, Lille (France)

Instructions, Kunsthalle, Vienna (Austria)

Once Upon a Time, MuHKA, Antwerpen (Belgium)

Working Ethics, Krinzinger Projekte Vienna (Austria)

Africa Screams, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth (Germany)

Camuflaje, Celarg Foundation, Caracas (Venezuela)


Münsterland Skulptur Biennale, Münster (Germany)

Next flag, B.P.S 22, Charleroi (Belgium)

8th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (Turkey)

Le colloque des Chiens, Wallonie Centre, Brussels, Paris (France)

Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan)


Pressing, Objectif, Antwerp (Belgium)

Tutto Normale, Villa Medici, Rome (Italy)

Documenta 11, Kassel (Germany)

Brazilism, São Paolo Biennale (Brazil)

Sonic City, Arc en Rêve, Architecture Centre, Bordeaux (France); TN Probe Gallery, Tokyo (Japan); Charleroi Brussels (Belgium); Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia (Brazil); Embassy of Camerun, New York (USA)

In Honor of, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (Italy)


Mirrors Edge, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (Denmark); Tramway, Glasgow (England)

The Short Century, Berlin (Germany); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (USA)

2th Berlin Biennale, für zeitgenössische Kunst, Kunst-Werken, Berlin (Germany)

Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee (USA)

Musée d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris (France)

Arte all' Arte 6, Associazione Arte Continua, San Gimignano (Italy)

Kunst & Zwalm 2001, Zottegen (Belgium)


The Short Century, München (Germany)

Büro Friedrich, Berlin (Germany)

Musée d'art Moderne de La ville de Paris, Paris (France)

New South Wales Gallery, Sydney (Australia)

Show curated by Tayou with four artists: Moshekwa Langa/Zwlethu Mthetwa/ Aimé Ntakica/ Joël Andrianomerisoa Centro Atlantico CAAM, Las Palmas (Spain)

Nagaoya City Art Museum (Japan)

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Japan)

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan)

Lyon Biennale (France)

Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada)

Mirrors Edge, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (Italy)

New French Art, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

Zeitwenden, Museum moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Austria)

South Meets West, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (Switzerland)

The sky is my limit, Tapei Biennale (Taiwan)


Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool (England)

Mirrors Edge, Bild Museet, Umea (Sweden)

Setagaya Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido (Japan)

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (Japan)

Nagoya City of Art, Nagoya (Japan)

South meets West, Accra, Ghana Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (Japan)


Bernard Dulon Gallery, Paris (France)

Tobu Museum of Art, Tokyo (Japan)

11th Sydney Biennale (Australia)

Lucien Durand Gallery, Bernard Dulon Gallery, Paris (France)

Europa-Afrika, 7th Triennal of Kleinplastik, Stuttgart (Germany)

La Laiterie, Strasbourg (France)

East Station, Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

La ville dans tous ses états, Doual'Art, Douala (Cameroon)

The Bridge, Melbourne (Australia)

L'art dans le Monde, Passage de Retz, Parigi (France)

Cet été-là, CRAC-Sète (France)

Bridgind the Gap, Geneva (Switzerland)

Personal Touch, Presence and Absence, Art in General, New York (USA)

Art' Sénik, Ile de La Réunion (France)


De Rode Poort, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent (Belgium)

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (Netherlands)

University of Pau (France)

6th Havana Biennale, La Havana (Cuba)

2nd Santa Fe Biennale, New Mexico (USA)

2nd Kwangju Biennale (South Korea)

2nd Kwangju Biennale (South Korea)

2nd Johannesburg Biennale (South Africa)

Neue Kunst aus Afrika, Völkerkundemuseum Zürich (Switzerland)

Suites Africaines, Couvent des cordeliers, Paris (France)

La Vigne en Fumée ou la Chambre Noire, Castello di Tanlay (France)


Galerie du jour, Agnès B, Paris (France)

African Biennale Contemporary Art, Dakar (Senegal)

Setegaya Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

Tokyshima Modern Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

Himeji City of Art (Japan)

Horiyama City of Art (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 (Germany)


Beyond the Borders, Kwangju Biennale (South Korea)

Art of our Time, Museum of Art of Setegaya, Tokyo (Japan)


Les Artistes africains et le Sida, Doual'Art, Douala (Cameroon)

Festival of Art and Culture, Douala (Cameroon)

Public collections

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark

BANDJOUN STATION, Bandjoun, Cameroon



FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France

Fundación NMAC, Spain

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria


MAC Lyon, France

MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy

MARTa Herford, Germany

MUDAM, Luxembourg




SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

SMAK, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Belgium

Permanent works


Mikado Tree, Polygone Riviera, Cagnes-sur-Mer (France)


Tabourets points d’eau, Porte de Montreuil, Paris (France)

Au fil de l’eau, rives de la Saône, Lyon (France)


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)


L’Autel Sacré, Collezione privata, Tenimenti d’Alessandro, Manzano, (Italy)

Colonne Pascale, Douala (Cameroon)

Shanghai Tree – Mikado Tree, Shanghai (China)

Le Pont culturel – Les Flâneurs d’Edéa, Edéa (Cameroon)


Reverse City, Matsudai Joyama (Japan)

Tayouken Piss (Les pisseurs d’Amsterdam), Amsterdam (The Netherlands)



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Pascale Marthine Tayou - Album, ed. Dilecta, 2015


Nicolas Bourriaud and Pier Luigi Tazzi, Pascale Marthine Tayou: Le grand sorcier de l’utopie, Gli Ori, Pistoia, 2009

Un certain état du monde, exh. cat. Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Milan, 2009

53. Esposizione Internazionale d’arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2009

Nicolas Bourriaud, Altermodern, Tate Triennial, London, 2009

Georgina Adam, « Ullens buy Tayou in Venice », in: The Art Newspaper, June 2009, p. 2

Arianna di Genova, « Biennale d’arte », in: Il Manifesto, June 2009, p. 11

Karen Wright, « Pascale Marthine Tayou Global Villages », in: Art in America, No. 6, June/July 2009, p. 128

E. Chardon, « Biennale di Venice », in: Le temps samedi culturel, No. 581, June 6, 2009, p. 38

« Tutta la Biennale di Venezia dal vivo », in: Vernissage – Il fotogiornale dell’arte, Vol. X, No. 106, July/August 2009, p. 10

Giuliano Marucci, « 53. Biennale e altri eventi », in: Juliet, No. 144, October 2009, p. 42–53

Harry Bellet and Philippe Dagen, « La Biennale de Venise en panne de Directions », in: Le Monde, June 2009

Thomas Crow, « Acting the Part », in: ArtForum, September 2009, p. 226


Gerald Matt, Interviews, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2008

Daniel Birnbaum, 50 lunde di Saturno, T2 Torino Triennale, Geneva/ Milan 2008

« Pascale Marthine Tayou », in: Art Dubai, March 2008, p. 26


Global Multitude, Barcelona 2007

Alma Bannet, « Non si butta via niente: ecco brillanti operazioni di recupero », in: Velvet – La Repubblica, No. 9, August 2007, p. 152

Nina Thibo, « Steek een mus doood met een Balpen », in: Mister Motley, No. 19, 2007, p. 60


Kunstforum, January–March 2005, p. 137/138

Zone 09 (Belgium), January 2005, p. 6/7

Jean-François Herbecq, « Et vive la monnaie unique », in: Afrique, No. 2, June 2005, p. 88


De Standaard (Belgium), October 2/3, 2004, p. 34

Kunst NU, October 2004, Cover, p. 2–7, 10–14

Hans Ulrich Obrist, « Do it », in: e-flux, p. 338/339

Le Nouvel Observateur, France, October 2004, p. 144

Le Monde, France, October 2004, p. 26

Knack Focus, Belgium, October 2004, p. 88


Zone 09, September 2003, Belgium

Cameroon Tribune, Yaoundé, Cameroon, p. 3

Art in America, January 2003, New York, USA

ExbArt, July, 2003

Knack, Belgium, June 2003, p. 15


Folia de São Paulo, March 20, 2002, E3

Kunstzeitung, December 12, 2002


Contemporary Visual Arts, No. 32, January/ February, p. 64


Magazine Royal Air Maroc, January/ Febbruary,1999

Le Temps, Suisse, November 1999, p.2


Le quotidien (Ile de la Réunion, France), No. 6806, December 1998

Luxemburger Wort, December 17, 1998

Flash Art, No. 201, Summer 1998, p. 145

Beaux-Arts, No. 168, May 1998

Atlantica, No. 19, 1998, p. 40–43, 141–145

International Contemporary Art, January 1998, Cover


Art Press, No. 230, December, 1997

NKA, September 1997, Cover

Libération, August 23/24, 1997

Le Monde, August 2,1997

Le Figaro, July 15, 1997

Art in America, May 1997, p. 51

Libération, March 21, 1997

Le Monde, March 19, 1997

Le vif/l’Express, January 10, 1997

Revue noire, No. 23, Bd. · Vol. 1, 1997

Revue noire, No. 24, Bd. · Vol. 2, 1997

Revue noire, No. 25, Bd. · Vol. 3, 1997


De Gentenaar, November 8, 1996

Art and Culture, No. 4, December 1996

Knack (Belgium), No. 51, 1996, p. 130–133

Revue noire, No. 19, Bd. · Vol. 1, 1996

Revue noire, No. 22, Bd. · Vol. 4, 1996


Neue Kunst aus Afrika, Berlin 1995, p. 190/191


Revue noire, No. 13, Bd. · Vol. 3, 1994, Cover

Public Commissions


L’Art et la Manière - Pascale Marthine Tayou, Arte F, réalisé par Pascal Hendrick




LooobhyScritto directed by Pascale Marthine Tayou, with Jean Loup Pivin and Simon Njami, 40’, RN Productio-Arte-Berlin, Paris


Lumière Noire, Nicolas Cornut, Paris, France

La Porte Rouge, RTBF, Gent, Belgium

Les suites africaines, Revue Noir, Paris, France


Les Artistes et le Sida, RN Production, Paris, France

9 Creations of Pascale Marthine Tayou and Nicolas Cournut, Yaoundè, Cameroon


La Tête dans les nuages, Jean Marie Téno, Paris, France