LucFosther Diop was born in 1980(Douala-Cameroon). He studied Fine Arts at the Yaounde 1 University, from where he graduated in 2003.
Two Artist Residencies in Douala followed: October 2003 at ArtBakery and April-May-June 2007 at MTN Foundation. In 2006 he was part of the project-travel EXITOUR where a group of artists traveled trough seven West African countries. The project ended with an intervention at the Dakar Biennale.
Selected exhibitions in Cameroon and abroad:
- Images Contre Nature, Festival International de vidéo Expérimentale, Marseille, France 2006-2008.
-Ok Video International Festival, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia 2007.
-World One Minute Video Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 2008.
-Identity: An Imagined State, CCA, Lagos, Nigeria 2009.
-Traits Complices, Galerie Beatrice Binoche, Saint Denis-La Reunion, France 2009.
- World Flirt, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Open, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009.
- First FIAC ,National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Alger, Algeria 2009.
- Ceci produit Cela, Contemporary art Centre Doual'art, Douala, Cameroon 2010.
- Contemporary African video art, International Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2010.
- Africa 2.0, Influx Contemporary Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2010.
- 16thInternational Symposium on Electronic Art, Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, Germany 2010.
-Open Studio, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Open, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010.
-3thInternational Black World and Culture Festival, Dakar, Senegal 2010.
- MTN Foundation Residencies Retro One, Gallery Mam-MTN Foundation, Douala, Cameroon 2010-2011.
One of his video Attitudes was recently shown at the exhibition: Face Contact. Portrait and Communication, PHotoEspaña11-International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, Teatro Fernán Gómez Centro, Madrid, curated by Gerardo Mosquera. And his first video Around and Around has been shown in the program Forms and topographies : African Cityscape in flux curated by Dominique Fontaine at the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Greece-2009. LucFosther Diop has also participated in the workshop The Media City by the NIMk (Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst) which was followed by Live Urban Projections on the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam-2010.
Since January 2009, he has been living in Amsterdam, Netherlands where he was Artist in Residence at the ‘Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten’ for two years. He lives and works between Douala-Cameroon and Rotterdam-The Netherlands. In his work he uses very different media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography and video.
Around and Around, Video, 6 min 12 sec, MinDV, 2005