Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou

CURRICULUM VITAE

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

 

2013

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2016

Borderlands, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

2015

Egungun Masquerades, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou: Code Noir, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

2013

The Egungun Project, Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Citizens of Porto-Novo, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

2012

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou: Demoiselles de Porto-Novo, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

2011

Egungun Project, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

2010

From Dahomey to Benin, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Atlantic Triangle, curated by Alfons Hug, 11th Bienal Do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

African-Print Fashion Show Now! A Story Of Taste, Globalisation, and Style, [Travelling Exhibition], Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA, Blanton Museum of Art, Texas, USA,

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Amelie Klein & Okwui Enwezor, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Blanton Museum of Arts, Austin, USA.

2017

X: Part III, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

PEER, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1: 54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Jack Bell Gallery), Somerset House, London, UK.

All Things Being Equal, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa.

EX AFRICA, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Alfons Hug, Centre Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Brasília; São Paulo; and Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

X: Part I, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

African-Print Fashion Show Now! A Story Of Taste, Globalisation, and Style, Fowler Museum at The                 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA.

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Amelie Klein & Okwui Enwezor, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA.

Revealing Pictures: Photographs From The Christopher E. Olofson Collection, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA.

Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art [Travelling Exhibition], 21c Museums, Louisville, USA.

Love and Fear Women, LagosPhoto Festival: Regimes of Truth, Lagos, Nigeria.

2016

Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Ruth Direktor, Lilly & Yoel Moshe Elstein, Multi-Purpose Gallery Herta & Paul Amir Building Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Isreal.

Le Penseur, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

Making & Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, curated by Kevin Dumouchelle, [Travelling Exhibition], Brooklyn Museum, New York City, USA.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Pioneer Works, New York City, USA.

Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, [Travelling Exhibition], 21c Musuems, Bentonville, USA.

Making Africa: Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein & Okwui Enwezor, [Travelling Exhibition], Kunsthal Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain.

Mois De La Photographie, Institut Français Cotonou, Porto- Novo, Benin.

2015

Staring Back: The Creation and Legacy of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon, curated by Janie Cohen, Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, USA.

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Kevin Dumouchelle, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA.

From Dahomey to Timbuktu: Studio Photography in West Africa, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

Studio Lumiere: 10 Contemporary Artists Living & Working in Africa, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK.

Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, [Travelling Exhibition], 21c Musuems, Cincinnati; Durham, USA.

FNB Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein & Okwui Enwezor, [Travelling Exhibition], Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao,      Spain.

Trek: Following Journeys, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Picasso Mania, curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso & Emilie Bouvard, Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, Paris, France.

Field, Road, Cloud: and Africa, Des Moines Art Centre, Des Moins, USA.

2014

Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset house, London, UK.

LagosPhoto Festival, curated by Joseph Gergel, Lagos, Nigeria.

Untitled Art Fair, (Jack Bell Gallery), Miami, USA.

2013

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 13, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.

Revealed2, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia.

Native Nostalgia, Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Paris Photo Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France

2012

Betwixt and Between: Contemporary African Photography, Museum of Glasgow, Glasgow,UK .

Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, The Kelingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, UK.

2011

Les Fantomes, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK.

COLLECTIONS

Chritopher E. Olofsen Collection, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa.

The Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC), Geneva, Switzerland.

Museum of Modern Art Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Centro Cultural Bane de Brasil (CCBBs), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Switzerland Museum of Modern Art, Zurich, Switzerland.

Iziko South African Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA.

Scheryn Art Fund, Cape Town, South Africa.

Brooklyn Museum, New York City, USA.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK.

Saatchi Collection, London, UK.

Danjuma Collection, Esher, UK.

Matthais and Gervanne Leridon Collection, Paris, France.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, UK.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada.

Christopher E. Olofson Collection, Princeton, USA.