New York’s Galerie Lelong & Co. has added artist Barthélémy Toguo to its roster. The French-Cameroonian artist’s first show with the gallery, set to open on March 15, will be his first New York solo exhibition in a decade.
Toguo, who is based in Paris and Camerooon, is well known outside North America. He studied Fine Arts in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In 2008 he opened the Bandjoun Station, an art centre in Cameroon which also provides artist residencies for visual artists. Toguo’s output is largely concerned with social and ecological tensions, and his Lelong show will take on modern issues related specifically to American culture today, such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the refugee crisis.