LucFosther studied Fine Arts at the Yaounde 1 University. He graduated in 2003.
He did two Artist Residencies in Douala: October 2003 at Art Bakery and April-May-June 2007 at MTN Foundation. In 2006 LucFosther moved to Douala and started travelling with a group of seven artists. This trip was called EXITOUR, through seven west African countries and ended at Dakart Biennale 2006.
He did many exhibitions in Cameroon and abroad (Festival International de vidéo Expérimentale Images Contre Nature in France 2006-2008, Ok Video Festival in Indonesia 2007 and World One Minute Video Exhibition in 2008 at the Today Art Museum in China).
One of his video Around and Around was recently showing in the program “Forms and topographies : African Cityscape in flux” curated by Dominique Fontaine at the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Greece.
Since January 2009, he has been living in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where he will be in Residency at the ‘Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten’ for two years.
His work is based on drawing, painting, sculpture, Installation, performance, photography and video.

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#100: OPENING AND CLOSING SYSTEMS 1 (2007)
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Medium: Gemengde technieken op papier
Afmetingen: 29,5 X 21cm.

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#101: OPENING AND CLOSING SYSTEMS 2 (2009)
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Medium: Gemengde technieken op papier
Afmetingen: 29,5 X 21cm.

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#102: OPENING AND CLOSING SYSTEMS 3 (2009)
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Medium: Gemengde technieken op papier
Afmetingen: 29,5 X 21cm.

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Curriculum Vitae

LucFosther Diop, Douala-Cameroon (1980)
Lives and works between Amsterdam and Douala.

EDUCATION
2009-2010 -Residency at the Rijksakademie( Amsterdam)
2003-2007 -Art training through the ArtBakery project, Douala
2006 -Video Editing training, Private studio, Douala
2000-2003 -Visual Arts studies at the Faculty of Arts in the Yaoundé 1 University, Yaoundé, Cameroon: B.A. Fine Arts

SHOWS (selection)
2009 -Trail of Confusion, Glazen Huis-Amstelpark, Amsterdam-The Netherlands
2009 – 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art , “Forms and topographies : African Cityscape in flux”, Greece
2008 – World One Minutes exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2008 – Vidéothèque à la carte, Festival International de Vidéo
2008 – Expérimentale Images Contre Nature, Vidéodrome, Marseille, France
2007 -Oneminutes Video Show, Doual’Art, Douala, Cameroun
2007 -Salon Urbain de Douala OFF, Artbakery, Douala, Cameroun
2007 -3rd Jakarta International Video Festival, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
2006 -The Last Picture show 3, Palais de l’UNESCO, Paris, France Cercle Municipal, Douala, Cameroon
2006 -Exit tour à Renne, Argentré de Pélis, Renne, France
2006 -La Danse du Visage, Performance, Centre Culturel Denyigba, Lomé, Togo 2006 -Vidéothèque à la carte, Festival International de Vidéo Expérimentale Images Contre Nature, Vidéodrome, Marseille, France
2006 -Dongamen, Bali, Douala, Cameroon
2006 -Dak’Art OFF 2006, Intervention dans l’Espace Urbain, Dakar, Gorée Sénégal
2006 -Les dépôts de Bamako OFF, Anciens Dépôts, Bamako, Mali
2006 -Ladjé, Centre Soleil d’Afrique, Bamako, Mali
2006 -Adabraca, Intervention dans l’Espace Urbain, Accra, Ghana
2006 -Egododo, Centre Culturel Denyigba, Lomé, Togo
2006 -Minakpe, Espace Queen Arlette, Cotonou, Bénin
2006-Emotions Egarées, Centre Culturel Français, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2005 -Boulv’Art 2005, Place de l’Etoile Rouge, Cotonou, Bénin
2005 -The Last Picture Show 2, Cercle Municipal, Douala, Cameroon
2005 -Internationaler Abend, Goethe Institut, Berlin, Allemagne
2005 -Art Convention, Signature Gallery (BC Art), Douala, Cameroon
2005 -Biennale des Arts Visuels duta OFF, ArtBakery, Douala, Cameroon
2005 -Symposium Ars & Urbis OFF, ArtBakery, Douala, Cameroon
2004 -The Last Picture Show, Cercle Municipal, Douala, Cameroon
2004 -Ré-Création, Pavillon des Arts, Université de Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
2004 -Exit, Espace Doual’Art, Douala, Cameroon
2003 -Priviti, Siège MSF (Médecin Sans Frontière), Genève, Suisse
2003 -Espoir, Maison du Parti, Douala, Cameroon
2003 -Vie Communautaire, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2003 -Semences, Pavillon des Arts, Université de Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
2002 -UNIFAC (University Festival of Arts and Culture), Buea, Cameroon
2002 -Parcours, Pavillon des Arts, Université de Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
2001 -UNIFAC (University Festival of Arts and Culture), Dschang, Cameroon
2001 -Aesthetic of the Reduced Form, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2000 -Portes Ouvertes, Espace Doual’Art, Douala, Cameroon

VIDEO / FILM
2009 – Attitudes, 5 minutes 26 sec, MiniDV
2007 -Ma dance Bafia, 1 Minute, MiniDV
2007 -Beggar, 1 Minute, MiniDV
2007 – Introversion, 2 Minutes 52 sec, Mini DV
2007 -Evolution, 3 Minutes 2 sec, Mini DV
2007 -Aller et Retour, 1 Minute 12 sec, Mini DV
2005 -Around and Around, 6 Minutes and 12 sec, Mini DV
2004 -My First Video, 2 Minutes and 47 sec, Mini DV

WORKSHOPS / RESIDENCIES

2009-2010 -Residency at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 -Oneminutes videos workshop, directed by the ONEMINUTES Foundation, Douala, Cameroun
2007 -Patrimoine Archeologique, MTN Foundation and Galerie MAM, Bonendale, Douala
2006 -MasterClass Web 01, directed by Goddy Leye, Artbakery, Douala
2006 -Performance workshop, directed by Dunja HERZOG, ArtBakery, Douala, Cameroon
2006 – Exitour Project, ateliers et Rencontres d’échanges internationaux
.Espace Queen Arlette and Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Bénin
.Centre Culturel Denyigba, Lomé, Togo
.Foundation for Contemporary Art and ArtHaus (Kofi SETORDJI), Accra, Ghana
.Fondation Olorun, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
.Centre Soleil d’Afrique, les Anciens Dépôts, Musée Nationale, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédias, Bamako, Mali
.Galerie Nationale, Musée de l’IFAN, Maison du combattant, Galerie ATISS, Goethe Institut, GAO LAP Project, Dakar, Sénégal
2004 -MasterClass Video 01, ArtBakery and Videopro, Douala, Cameroon
2003 -Portfolio Program, Residency at ArtBakery, Douala, Cameroon
2003 -Vie Communautaire, Directed by Ursula SCHMID, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2001 -Aesthetics of the Reduced Form, Directed by Hans ENDELMAN, Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
1994-1998 -Studios Training with Jules Wokam, AchilleKa and Blaise Bang, Douala, Cameroon


GRANTS/AWARDS

2009-2010 -Residency Bursary, Granted by the Ministry of Culture, Education and Science, Netherlands
2007 -Residency Bursary, Granted by the MTN Foundation and Galerie MAM, Douala
2006 -Travel Bursary, Granted by Art Moves Africa (AMA) of the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATFUND), Exit Tour Project (Douala-Lagos-Cotonou-Lomé-Accra-Ouagadougou-Bamako-Dakar-Douala)
2003 -Residency Bursary, Granted by ArtBakery, Douala, Cameroon
2002 -Third Prize in Painting, (UNIFAC)University Festival of Arts and Culture, Buea, Cameroon
1997 -First Prize in Painting, (FOMARIC) Foire Musicale Artistique Industrielle et Commerciale, Douala, Cameroon
1996 -Second Prize in Painting, (FOMARIC)Foire Musicale Artistique Industrielle et Commerciale, Douala, Cameroon

PROJECTS

2007 -Patrimoine Archeologique, Residency project financed by The MTN Foundation and Galerie MAM, Bonendale, Douala, Cameroon
2006 -Exit Tour, the Douala-Dakar of Contemporary Art, Douala-Lagos-Cotonou-Lomé-Accra-Ouagadougou-Bamako-Dakar-Douala