photographers Essamba, Angèle Etoundi (NL)

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  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Noir 61, 2001
  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Noir 61, 2001

    Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Noir 61, 2001, Ed 20, silvergelatine print, signed, dated and numbered, 40 x 50 cm, please contact gallery for price. 

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  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Noir 40, 2001
  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Noir 40, 2001

    Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Noir 40, 2001, Ed 20, silvergelatine print, signed, dated and numbered, 40 x 50 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Noir 45, 2001
  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Noir 45, 2001

    Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Noir 45, 2001, Ed 20, silvergelatine print, signed, dated and numbered, 40 x 50 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Contraste II, 1995
  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Contraste II, 1995

    Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Contraste II, 1995, Ed 20, silvergelatine print, signed, dated and numbered, 40 x 50 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Enlacement II, 2005
  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Enlacement II, 2005

    Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Enlacement II, 2005, Ed 20, silvergelatine print, signed, dated and numbered, 40 x 50 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Fille des Sables II, 1996
  • Angele Etoundi Essamba, Fille des Sables II, 1996

    Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Fille des Sables II, 1996, Ed 20, silvergelatine print, signed, dated and numbered, 40 x 50 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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Angèle Etoundi Essamba (prices 1250 € - 2500 €)

Angèle Etoundi Essamba was born in 1962 in Douala (Cameroon)
She went to Paris at the age of ten and received there her basic education.In 1982 she moved to Amsterdam where she got her photographic training at the Professional Dutch School of Photography. Since her first exhibition in 1985, many more have followed both solos and group shows in Europe, Africa and America.

Angele Etoundi Essamba belongs to a generation of artists who consistently focus on the african self-image. You could regard it as a form of emancipation,the development of a personal view of physical beauty,free from all antropological,ethnographic,exotic and romantic blemishes from the colonial era. Like Charles Cordier in his day, Angele Etoundi Essamba wants to give African men and women back their own beauty, she is constantly divesting the beauty of the african body of misunderstandings. The skin is reinvested with its physical proximity, because the photographer has almost litteraly crawled into the skin of the image. Essamba’s photographs are always carefully composed. She proceed from an organised form ,a concept,a construction of the image which she has imagined.It may take the form of a specific attitude or gesture,or it may be an expression, however minimally expressed in pure form.

These images are generally timeless. Beauty,they seem to be saying is primarily about stasis. Wether it is a photograph by Man Ray, Mapplethorpe or Etoundi Essamba, it is always encapsulates that one sublime moment in which the beauty of the human form is captured by an artist, the moment of classical balance, the perfect cut-out, that one moment of suspended animation prior to movement…
(Huub Mous, the Netherlands 2004, art critics)

Through her excellence in photography Angèle Etoundi Essamba gained international recognition with her special and personal view on composition,contrast and design.
Her work combines these with an intimate sensitivity of race and her african heritage. We feel her pride, strength and Passion.

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Selected Solo Exhibitions since 1995

1995

- Indigo Galleries Inc. Boca Raton (U.S.A.)
- Omni Gallery Uniondale,N.Y(U.S.A)

1996
- Pulitzer Art Gallery Amsterdam
- "KIT" Tropen museun Amsterdam

1997
- Indigo Galleries Inc. Boca Raton (U.S.A.)

1998
- Michaelis Collection Cape Town
- IFAL Mexico May
- Maison Descartes Amsterdam
- Saarbrucken Germany September

1999
- Institut Francais de Munich Germany
- Institut Francais de Cologne Germany
- Het van Reekum Museum Apeldoorn

2000
- Rasa Cultureel Centrum Utrecht (NL)
- Het LUMC Galerie Leiden (NL)
- Waschaus Postdam postdam (DL)
- Noorderlicht Fotografie Leeuwarden (NL)
- Gallery Africrea Cameroon

2001
- Doual'Art Douala (Cameroon)
- Museum of Modern Art Arnhem (NL)
- De Vrije Academie Den Haag (NL)

2002
- Goethe Instituut Yaoundé
- Gallery 2RC Roma (Italy)
- The Moba Art Gallery Brussels (Belgium)

2003
- World Trade Center Amsterdam
- Museum Schloss Moritzburg Zeitz (DL)
- Het Tropen Museum Amsterdam (NL)
- French Cultural Center Dresden (DL)
- Fondation Antonio Lopez Cuenca ( Spain)
- Musée Nationale Yaoundé (cameroon)

2004
- Galeria Safia Barcelona (Spain)
- Museum voor Fotokunst Odense (Denmark)

2005
- Kunstuitleen Zaandam (NL)
- Delta Lloyd building Amsterdam (NL)

2006
- Unesco Paris, France
- In Focus Galerie Cologne, Germany
- Melkweg galerie Amsterdam (NL)

2007
- Sasol Art Museum Stellenbosch, SA
- Antonio Palacios Gallery Madrid, Spain
- Oratorio de San Felipe Toledo, Spain
- Cameroon Embassy The Hague,NL
- Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
- House of Wonders Zanzibar, Tanzania
- University Museum of Alicante MUA Alicante, Spain
- Camara de Comercio Segovia, Spain
- Fundacion Cruzcampo Sevilla, Spain
- Sala Renato Birolli Verona, Italy
- Contemporary Art Museum Puebla de Cazalla, Spain
- Skoto Gallery New York, USA 13.12.-19.1.08 2007

2008
- Galeria Safia Barcelona, Spain
- Museum Smallingerland Drachten, Netherlands
- Fondation Blachere Apt, France
- Casa Africa Las Palmas, Spain
- Photo Espana, Annta gallery Madrid, Spain
- ARTEBA, Art Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Musee Dapper Paris, France

2009
- Blow-Up gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
- AFD ( Agence Française de Développement ), Territorios Sevilla (E)
- Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, (E)

2010
- Feria de Valencia, (E)
- La Plaza del Colegio del Patriarca, Barcelona (E)
- Rambla de Catalunya
- Calle Alcalá, Bilbao (E)
- Célebration of the Independence of Cameroon
Special programme for First Ladies, Yaoundé
- From the Guggenheim Museum up until the Euskalduna Palace
I-dentity/ EYE-dentity portraits of Afrocolombian women, Amsterdam (NL)
- Touring exhibition in different cities in Colombia, Bicentenary of the Independence,
Parque 93, Bogotá Town Hall Cali
- Musée du Montparnasse (F)
- CCF Saint-Louis de France, Wüerzburg(GM)

2011
- Esp. Cult. Câmara dos Deputados,  Havana (Cuba)  
- “Latitudes”Fundacion Caja Rural, Nairobi (Kenya)
- Fototeca de Cuba, Beijing ( China )

2013
- Galeria Arte Contemporana, Huesca (E)


Selected Group Exhibitions
Biennial South-Africa Johannesburg February 1995; Street Level Gallery Glasgow (Scotland) 1995;
Zora Neale Hurston, National Museum of Fine Art, Orlando Fl.( U.S.A ) 1995;
"Images of Africa" fest. Odense (Denemark) 1996; " Fest. des 3 continents" Nantes (France) 1996;
The H.Johnson museum of Art Ithaca (U.S.A) 1997; Touring exhibition South- Africa :
-J'burg / -Durban / -Port-Elisabeth /-Cape Town;
Artoteek Oost Amsterdam 1998; Ministery of foreign, trade afffairs The Hague 1998;
Center for the Visual Arts Denver ( U.S.A ) 1998, In Focus Galerie Koln (Germany) 2000;
Gallery Kentaro Studen Bienne (CH) 2000; Biennial d'AkART 2000 Dakar (Senegal) May 2000;
Biennial Bamako Mali 2001; Museum Rijswijk 2002, SBK KunstHal de Remise Amsterdam 2002;
Art Fair 2002 Milan 2002; Biennial Dak'art Dakar (Senegal) 2002; Spazio Oberdan Milan 2002;
La Maison Descartes Amsterdam; La FNAC Etoile Paris 2002; UNESCO headquarters Paris (FR) 2003;
Le mois de la Photo Auxerre Auxerre ( FR) 2004; Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia ( PE) 2004;
Galerie Tegenbosch Heusden (NL) 2005; Galerie Safia , Li'lla d'Art Barcelona (ES) 2005;
Museum van Moderne Kunst Arnhem (NL) 2005;

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Angèle Etoundi Essamba - important monographs

- 1996 A. E. Essamba "Contrasts", Johannesburg (Southafrica)
- 1999 A. E. Essamba "Symboles" Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)
- 2001 A. E. Essamba "Noirs", Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnheim (NL)
- 2003 A. E. Essamba, Barcelona, (E)
- 2007 A. E. Essamba, VOILES & DÉVOILEMENTS, Cheminements, 2008