Spellerberg Projects

Guy Woueté, Being Awake

Exhibition • August 12–September 16, 2017

A program of short videos by artist Guy Woueté, examining migration and displacement, borders and non-places.

Opening with a special screening event at Chaparral Coffee Saturday August 12 2017, 8pm. The program will then be on view by appointment at Spellerberg Projects August 13–September 16 2017.

Guy Woueté divides his time between Antwerp and Douala. Born in Douala in 1980, he holds a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Erg school of Arts in Brussels, and from the University of Paris 8. He has completed post-academic study at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. A video artist, sculptor and painter who also embraces installations and photography, Woueté creates his images following a conceptual artistic approach similar to that of a reporter, albeit leaving behind the reporter’s obligation to refer to familiar images. He confronts the paradox that as an artist he materializes and represents things that can only be experienced as contradictions and transitional situations. Guy Woueté’s oeuvre always encompasses elements of social criticism and the questions of migration in the age of globalization; everyday life realities are his source of inspiration.

Works being screened: Next week, 2010; D’ici là, 2015;
Volcano, 2008;
Echo Between, 2009;
After Walls, 2009;
La liste est longue, 2006–7;
Burka… (No, you have to ask the questions…), 2013;
Ouidah Return, 2007.

The presentation of this work by Spellerberg Projects is made possible though a partnership with Vtape, Toronto. The program was curated for Vtape by Pierre Beaudoin.