What does it mean to seek refuge? What does it mean to live in limbo? What burden does the body carry as a result? Many of Hélène Amouzou's hand-printed photographs were created while seeking asylum in Belgium, part of her two-decade long journey seeking safety and citizenship. The artist will lead a tour of her new exhibition at this intimate event and discuss her distinctive imagery, contemplating the complex emotions of displacement and exile, and how photography can be a tool to refuse erasure.
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Hélène Amouzou (b.1969, Togo) has become widely known for her distinctive autoportraits that explore contemporary issues of people in exile and those that have been invisibilised. Drawing on experiences of migration, borders and displacement, her highly technical analogue processes are integral to her research and artistic experiments.
In 2014 she completed her studies in photography at the Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Academy of Drawing and Visual arts in Brussels. Amouzou’s works have been shown internationally including solo exhibitions at CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto (2023), Centre Cultural Jacques Franck, Brussels (2022); The Women’s Darkroom Gallery New York (2022); FoMU, Antwerp (2021), Maison des Cultures de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels (2009) amongst others; and within group exhibitions including at Photo Ireland (2023); FotoFest Biennale, Houston (2020/2022); S.M.A.K, Gent (2022); Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles (2021); Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn (2018); Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (2011); Hayward Gallery, London (2011) amongst others. Her works are part of collections including the Brooklyn Museum (USA), March Gallery (USA), S.M.A.K (Belgium), SMART (Belgium) and the Tropenmuseum (Netherlands). She lives and works in Belgium.
Arrive before the event starts for an opportunity to also visit Armet Francis' exhibition chronicling the lives of people of the African diaspora for over 40 yearsRead more
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