Romuald Hazoumè, Aladé, 2016 © Romuald Hazoumè. Courtesy October Gallery, London.
Romuald Hazoumè, Croissant de lune, 2004 © Romuald Hazoumè. Courtesy October Gallery, London.
Romuald Hazoumè, Pied a terre, 2004 © Romuald Hazoumè. Courtesy October Gallery, London.
- Romuald Hazoumè
- Born in 1962 in Porto-Novo, the Republic of Benin. Hazoumè received great acclaim for his ironically humorous series “masks”, presented in Out of Africa: Contemporary African Artists from the Pigozzi Collection, at the Saatchi Gallery, London, in 1992. Since then, his work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums throughout the world, including the British Museum, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), ICP (New York), the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris). In 2007, Hazoumè received the prestigious Arnold Bode Prize at documenta 12, and is today recognised internationally as one of Africa’s leading contemporary artists. In 2009, his exhibition Made in Porto-Novo at October Gallery (London) attracted much media interest, both from the BBC and the Financial Times. Hazoumè continues to produce provocative works in a wide variety of media, including photographs, masks, canvases, film and sculptural installations.