Guy Woueté and psychologist Sorana Munsya enter into discussion about Guy’s creative process and the social topics that their work has in common.
They’ll be talking about the (mis-)knowledge of (neo-)colonialism, social justice movements (see Guy’s performance at Kunstenfestivaldesarts) and the uplift such movements have experienced in recent months, about extractivism and the art that inspires them both.
This conversation will be held in French and moderated by Eric Cyuzuzo. Cyuzuzo is involved in various Brussels-based platforms that seek to foreground the stories of Black people.
Who is Guy Woueté?
Guy Woueté (1980) comes from Cameroon and the colonial past of his country plays a major role in his work. Using history as his main source of material, he aims to build a future based on new ways of seeing and understanding eachother. Woueté has been living and working in Antwerp since 2011. He completed his residency at the Rijksacademie Amsterdam in 2010 and studied at ERG academy in Brussels, where he also teaches. In 2018 he had also a solo exhibition at Enough Room for Space, Drogenbos. His work is exhibited worldwide, recenty at Lumbumbashi Bienal (2019) and the 5th Addis Foto Fest (2018).
Who is Sorana Munsya?
In 2017 Sorana Munsya was assistant to Toma Muteba Luntumbue, artistic director of the fifth Lubumbashi Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017). She is part of the editorial team of the contemporary art magazine Afrikadaa and is a member of the collective of the same name. Together with this collective she organised the third edition of the African Art Book Fair (Fiac, Art Basel) and collaborated on the exhibition “Make It Yourself” at the Dakar Biennale in 2018. Recently she worked on the catalogue of the exhibition of Pascal Marthine Tayou at Mu.Zee, Ostend. Sorana Munsya has a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in international development in Belgium.