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  • Selected Solo
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • Selected Group
  • 2022
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • Awards and Residencies
  • 2015
  • Collections
  • Publications
  • 2022
  • Selected Bibliography
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Ajarb Bernard ATEGWA (b. 1988 in Kumba, Cameroon)

  • Lives and works in Douala, CM

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022

  • Black Caba, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2021

  • Ajarb Bernard Ategwa & Aron Demetz: Shapes of Humanity, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, IT
  • Kwata Saloon, Afikaris, Paris, FR
  • Sweet Flowers of Douala, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, US
  • Works on Paper, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK
  • Afro Sister, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2020

  • Studio Ekwe, Peres Projects, DE
  • The Hard Way The Only Way, Espace Doual’art, Doula, CM
  • Morning Bread & Jazz, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2018

  • Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Annin Arts, London, UK
  • The New Dialogue, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Kwasa Kwasa Girls, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK
  • Dialogue of Colours, Espace Doual'art, Douala, CM

2017

  • Princesses de Nuit, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2016

  • 24 Hours Busy, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

  • Reframed: The Woman in the Window, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK

2019

  • Cairo Biennial, Cairo, EG
  • World Bank Exhibition 2019, curated by Simon Njami, Cameroon National Museum, Yaounde, CM

2016

  • Cameroun, une vision contemporaine, World Bank, Yaounde, CM

2015

  • Présences, SCB Bank, Douala, CM
  • Group Show, BICEC, Douala, CM
  • Bastille Day, French Consulate, Douala, CM
  • Visceral Integrity, Espace Doual'art, Douala, CM

2013

  • Le Marché des Arts Plastiques (MAP), Douala, CM

2012

  • Fast Market, Espace Créateur, Douala, CM

2010

  • Camair-Chat Feeling, COTCO HQ, N'Djamena, TCD

Awards and Residencies

2015

  • Laureate Prize, Banque Internationale du Cameroun pour l'Epargne et le Credit

Collections

  • Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, US
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, US
  • Zuzeum Art Centre, Riga, LT

Publications

2022

  • Sliwka, Dr Jennifer, Reframed: The Woman in the Window, London: Dulwich Picture Library, 2022

Selected Bibliography

2022

  • Polonsky, Naomi, Why Do Artists Keep Painting “The Women in the Window”?, Hyperallergic, August 21, 2022
  • Image of the Day: Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Posing with my Parrot, 2021, Elephant Magazine, June 24, 2022
  • Pollard, Madeline, Through the Looking Glass: Why Is Art Obsessed with Women and Windows?, Elephant Magazine, June 16, 2022
  • Going out, staying in: From a rap school in Morocco to a TikTok tutorial: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment, The Guardian, April 30, 2022

2021

  • Diaz, Paloma Tracey, The Sybarite Speaks to Cameroonian Artist Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, The Sybarite, September 2021
  • Contreras, Ayana, Nothing But Sweet Potato Pie, Oxford American, issue 112, Spring 2021

2020

  • 20 Artists on the Work They Made in 2020, Artsy, November 20, 2020
  • Botelho, Maíra, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa – at Peres Projects, Umbigo, November 16, 2020
  • 5 Artists the Artnet Gallery Network is Watching this November, Artnet News, November 5, 2020

2019

  • Patakos, Donnalynn, “About Town” with Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Portray Magazine, November 11, 2019
  • Sutton, Benjamin, The Most In-Demand Artists at Art Fairs in the First Half of 2019, Artsy, July 17, 2019
  • ‘I was told painting is for lazy people’: Cameroon’s Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, BBC News, March 3, 2019

2018

  • Schuster, Angela M. H., Expo Chicago Makes the Windy City the Place to Be for Art, Robb Report, September 26, 2018
  • Radley, Jack, Interview: A New Dialogue with Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Berlin Art Link, April 3, 2018
  • Ajarb Bernard Ategwa at Peres Projects, Blouin Modern Painters, April 2018
  • Top 5 Exhibitions April 2018, Art Berlin, April 2018
  • Ajarb Bernard Ategwa “The New Dialogue” at Peres Projects, Berlin, Mousse Magazine, March 24, 2018
  • Michalarou, Efi, ART CITIES: Berlin-Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Dream Idea Machine, March 16, 2018
  • ‘The New Dialogue’ by Ajarb Bernard Ategwa at Peres Projects, Berlin, Blouin ArtINFO, February 16, 2018

2017

  • Ajarb Bernard Ategwa: Kwasa Kwasa Girls, Omennka, December 20, 2017
  • Khan, Tabish, The Top 5 Art Exhibitions To See In London This Week, FAD Magazine, February 5, 2017

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowRebecca Ackroyd, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Dalton Gata, Donna Huanca, Harm Gerdes, Nicholas Grafia, Dylan Solomon Kraus, Bayrol Jiménez, Melike Kara, Richard Kennedy, Beth Letain, Shuang Li, Mak2, Ad Minoliti, Tan Mu, Shota Nakamura, George Rouy, Paolo Salvador, Rafa Silvares, Brent Wadden, Ziping WangRebecca Ackroyd, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Dalton Gata, Donna Huanca, Harm Gerdes, Nicholas Grafia, Dylan Solomon Kraus, Bayrol Jiménez, Melike Kara, Richard Kennedy, Beth Letain, Shuang Li, Mak2, Ad Minoliti, Tan Mu, Shota Nakamura, George Rouy, Paolo Salvador, Rafa Silvares, Brent Wadden, Ziping Wang Art Basel 2022-06-1616/06/2022–
19/06/2022
Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4058 BaselMesse Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel
Group ShowPaolo Salvador, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Richard Kennedy, Nicholas Grafia, Rafa Silvares, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Marc Padeu, Dalton Gata, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Rebecca Ackroyd, Pam Evelyn, Harm Gerdes, George Rouy, Hermann Nitsch, Brent WaddenPaolo Salvador, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Richard Kennedy, Nicholas Grafia, Rafa Silvares, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Marc Padeu, Dalton Gata, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Rebecca Ackroyd, Pam Evelyn, Harm Gerdes, George Rouy, Hermann Nitsch, Brent Wadden Art Basel 2021-09-2121/09/2021–
26/09/2021
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Beth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Paolo SalvadorAd Minoliti, Austin Lee, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Beth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Paolo Salvador Art Busan & Design 2020 2020-11-0606/11/2020–
08/11/2020
Busan, KORBusan, KOR
Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAjarb Bernard Ategwa Studio Ekwe’s 2020-10-2323/10/2020–
20/11/2020
Peres Projects, BerlinPeres Projects, Berlin
Group ShowRichard Kennedy, Shuang Li, Donna Huanca, Ad Minoliti, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Paolo Salvador, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Beth Letain, Dan Attoe, Rebecca AckroydRichard Kennedy, Shuang Li, Donna Huanca, Ad Minoliti, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Paolo Salvador, Manuel Solano, Melike Kara, Beth Letain, Dan Attoe, Rebecca Ackroyd Frieze London 2020 – Online Viewing Room 2020-10-0707/10/2020–
16/10/2020
Online Viewing RoomOnline Viewing Room
Group ShowAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Richard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Rebecca Ackroyd, Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAustin Lee, Beth Letain, Richard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Rebecca Ackroyd, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa FIAC, 2019 2019-10-1717/10/2019–
20/10/2019
Paris, FR.Paris, FR.
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kennedy, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Rebecca Ackroyd, Manuel Solano, Austin Lee, Beth LetainDonna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Richard Kennedy, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Rebecca Ackroyd, Manuel Solano, Austin Lee, Beth Letain FIAC, 2019 – Preview 2019-10-1717/10/2019–
20/10/2019
Paris, FR.Paris, FR.
Ad Minoliti, Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAd Minoliti, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa EXPO Chicago, 2019 2019-09-1919/09/2019–
22/09/2019
Chicago, USChicago, US
Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAjarb Bernard Ategwa Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 2019 2019-02-1313/02/2019–
17/02/2019
Los Angeles, USLos Angeles, US
Group ShowAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Dorothy IannoneAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone FIAC, 2018 2018-10-1818/10/2018–
21/10/2018
Paris, FRParis, FR
Group ShowAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Beth Letain, Donna Huanca, Rebecca AckroydAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Beth Letain, Donna Huanca, Rebecca Ackroyd Frieze London, 2018 2018-10-0404/10/2018–
07/10/2018
London, UK London, UK
Group ShowDorothy Iannone, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Austin Lee, Ajarb Bernard AtegwaDorothy Iannone, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Austin Lee, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa Expo Chicago, 2018 2018-09-2727/09/2018–
30/09/2018
Chicago, USChicago, US
Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAjarb Bernard Ategwa Condo Shanghai, 2018 2018-07-0707/07/2018–
26/08/2018
Shanghai, CNShanghai, CN
Group ShowAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair ThurmanAjarb Bernard Ategwa, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Beth Letain, Blair Thurman Frieze New York, 2018 2018-05-0202/05/2018–
06/05/2018
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowBeth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Austin LeeBeth Letain, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, Melike Kara, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee Art Basel Hong Kong, 2018 2018-03-2727/03/2018–
31/03/2018
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Ajarb Bernard AtegwaAjarb Bernard Ategwa The New Dialogue 2018-03-1616/03/2018–
13/04/2018
Peres Projects, BerlinPeres Projects, Berlin