On the occasion of SEDIMENTS. After Memory, an exhibition curated by Johanne Affricot and Eric Otieno Sumba, we met up with Victor Fotso Nyie to talk about his show, Suspended Identities, on view at Mattatoio museum in Rome, between June and September 2022.

by GRIOT - Published on 28/12/2022

In this new episode of MOTHERLAND ▷ Victor Fotso Nyie tells us about the themes we find in his sculptures: the multiple use of ceramics, the theme of restitution and re-appropriation, the cultural past. The core of his artistic research is the condition of the contemporary African “man”, alienated and wounded by an unfinished past of enslavement and exploitation.

Victor Fotso Nyie (Cameroon, 1990) is a multidisciplinary artist, he lives and works in Faenza. After earning the Higher Technician Diploma for the design and prototyping of ceramics at the Tonito Emiliani Higher Technical Institute in Faenza, he graduated from the Ravenna Academy of Fine Arts in 2017 and went on to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna for sculpture.

Created and directed by | Johanne Affricot
Translation | Darya Shojai Kaveh
Video and editing | Atlantide

SEDIMENTS. After Memory
Curated by | SPAZIO GRIOT
Promoted by | Roma Culture e Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Co-produced and organised by | SPAZIO GRIOT in collaboration with Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Main Sponsor | GUCCI
Supported by | Museo delle Civiltà
In collaboration with | American Academy in Rome, British School at Rome, British Council
Technical sponsor | Orbita Spellbound

MOTHERLAND ▷ is GRIOT’s tv section featuring exclusive short documentaries with the artists, cultural producers, and creatives who inspire us the most. From Africa and the African diaspora. From Italy and the world.

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