Platform: Barthélémy Toguo

Barthélémy Toguo, Road for Exile, 2009, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Palace of Marquis de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal. © Barthélémy Toguo / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris & Bandjoun Station Cameroon
Platform: Barthélémy Toguo
August 5, 2018 to October 14, 2018

Barthélémy Toguo is an Internationally-renowned artist whose multi-disciplinary work—painting, performance, installation, and video—addresses issues of migration, colonialism, race, and the relationship between the global north and south. Toguo will create the work to be shown at the Parrish during a residency at the Watermill Center from June 15-29, in a unique new collaboration between the Parrish and Watermill who invited him as their 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellow.
Toguo has shown worldwide, including at the 2015 Venice Biennial, the 2012 Havana Biennial, and his work will be included in the 2018 UNLIMITED Section at Art Basel. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Louis Vuitton; and Kunstsammlungen der Stadt, Düsseldorf.
Toguo was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature in France in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016.
The artist currently lives between Paris and his native Cameroon, where he created Bandjoun Station, a center for artistic exchanges comprising exhibition and library space, a school, and a sustainable farm.