Samuel Fosso

  • Born in 1962, in Cameroon
  • Lives and works in Paris (France)

© Samuel Fosso © Primae / David Bordes

Born from Nigerian parents in Kumba, western Cameroon in 1962, Samuel Fosso moved to Bangui in 1972. There, at the age of thirteen, he opened a photography studio specializing in portraits: the National Photo Studio.

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 23 September 2020 to 3 January 2021

Crossing views

Parallel to the Cindy Sherman retrospective exhibition, the Fondation presents Crossing Views, a selection of works from the Fondation's Collection which was chosen in collaboration with Cindy Sherman. Echoing her work, the exhibition is centred on the theme of the portrait and its interpretation through different approaches and media: painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. The exhibition brings together around twenty French and international artists, of different generations and backgrounds. It includes around sixty works, many of which have previously never been on display at the Fondation.