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b. 1967, Cameroon

Pascale Marthine Tayou Biography

Pascale Marthine Tayou was born in Yaoundé (Cameroon) in 1967. He began his career as an artist in the 1990s, when he changed his name, taking a double name in the female form: Pascal(e) Marthin(e). Exhibitions in Cameroon were soon followed by shows in Germany, France and Belgium, the country where he currently lives.

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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.

Tayou has contributed to a number of major international exhibitions and art events, such as Documenta 11 (2002) and the Biennials of Istanbul (2003), Lyon (2005), Venice (2005 and 2009), and has shown his work in museums around the world. He has had solo shows at the MACRO Rome (2004), at the S.M.A.K. Ghent Belgium (2004), at the MARTa Herford Germany (2005), at the Milton Keynes Gallery UK, (2007) at the Malmö Konsthall Sweden (2010), Gare Saint Sauveur Lille (2010), MACLyon Lyon (2011) at the REVUE NOIR in Paris (2011), MUDAM Luxembourg (2011), Musée du Louvre Paris (2011).

Pascale Marthine Tayou Featured Artworks

Fresque de craies by Pascale Marthine Tayou contemporary artwork
Pascale Marthine TayouFresque de craies, 2016Chalk, charcoal, wood, mixed media
55 x 122 x 3 cm
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Chalk A by Pascale Marthine Tayou contemporary artwork
Pascale Marthine TayouChalk A, 2015Chalk, wood
170 x 220 x 7 cm
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Pascale Marthine Tayou Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Nylonkong Dreams at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
18 May–17 August 2018 Pascale Marthine Tayou Nylonkong Dreams Pearl Lam GalleriesPedder Street, Hong Kong

Pascale Marthine Tayou Represented By

Pearl Lam Galleries contemporary art gallery in Pedder Street, Hong Kong Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Pascale Marthine Tayou In Ocula Magazine

Frieze New York: Running the Course Ocula Report Frieze New York: Running the Course By Paul Laster, New York

There's no better way to kick off a marathon week of art fairs and other related activities than to hear a living artist discuss their new work: a reminder of what's at the very core of the art world, and it's not just the buying and selling, but the opportunity to have a dialogue with art. On Tuesday morning in New York, a day before Frieze...

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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership structure. Established in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon, the collection is focused on artworks by both recognised masters, and emerging talent from...

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Pascale Marthine Tayou In Related Press

Pascale Marthine Tayou: Boomerang at Serpentine Gallery Related Press Pascale Marthine Tayou: Boomerang at Serpentine Gallery 15 March 2015, 1883 Magazine

Pascale Marthine Tayou is full of contradictions. On entering the African artist’s latest show, Boomerang at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, it is easy miss the political undercurrents and become distracted by the beautiful lavenderish smell and vibrant, almost childlike shapes and colours spilling out of walls and ceilings. Tayou’s...

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