Jean-David Nkot

Jean-David was born in 1985 in Douala (Cameroon) where he lives and works. In 2010, he got a painting A-level at the Institute of Artistic Training of Mbalmayo (IFA) before joining the Institute of Fine Arts Foumban, where he obtained a degree in drawing / painting. In 2017 he joined the Post Master "Moving Frontiers" organized by the National School of Arts of Paris-Cergy (France) on the theme of borders. Throughout his training in the fine arts of Foumban he received several artistic distinctions (Best sculptor, installer and painter). Conscious of what his elders can bring him he is frequently in the workshops of Hervé Youmbi, Salifou LINDOU, Jean Jacques KANTÉ, Pascal KENFACK, Ruth BELINGA.


Preoccupied by human condition, violence, and the indifference and passivity of international community and governments on the situation of victims around the world. Very inspired by the topic of immigration, bodies and territories are structuring his artistic approach. Giant postage stamps which are omnipresent in his universe, interrogate and shake consciences by exploring and exposing faces submerged by inscriptions of war weapons names. As a postage stamp, their vocation is to affranchise these victims. The recent introduction of cartographies in his work are representing the complicity of the world and the violence of its indifference, as well as questioning the role of bodies in society. Far from focusing the attention of his admirers on the identity of his personages, Jean-David highlights the expression of the turmoil inhabiting "his" characters in the manner of Zhang Dali, Francis Bacon and Jenny Saville.
He participated to Doual'art exhibition in Cameroon and he is currently preparing exhibitions in Beirut and London.

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2019
1:54 art fair, London, UK
Individual exhibition at Jack Bell Gallery, London
1:54 art fair, New York, USA

2018:
1:54 art fair, London, UK
Individual exhibition at Jack Bell Gallery, London, United Kingdom (coming)
Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon
World bank, Cameroon
Métaphore du Big Bang, Carole Kvanevski gallery, Paris, France
Urban attitude Ravy (rencontre d’art visuel de yaounde), Yaounde, Cameroun

2017:
SUD (salon urbain de douala IND), Douala, Cameroon
« Mémoire Libérée », National museum of Cameroon, Yaounde, Cameroon
« Cheminement », Yaounde contemporary art Gallery, Yaounde, Cameroon
Behind the gate, Bandjoun Station, Cameroon.
“Our wishes”, Léopold Museum, Vienne, Austria.

2016:
« A fleur de peau », Individual exhibition, Doual’art, Cameroon YIA Art fair, France
« Dialogues », Bandjoun station, Cameroon
« Congo / Cameroon: esthétique en partage au-delà des Géographies », Dakar biennale, Senegal
« BIND: contemporary images, Dakar biennale, Senegal
Bandjoun Station, Cameroon
Ravy (Rencontre d’Art Visuel Yaoundé), Cameroun

2015:
Cape Town Art fair, South Africa
“Jeune regard urbain II », Doual’art, Cameroon
“A contemporary view », world bank, Yaounde, Cameroon

2014:
« Ca-me-dit martyrs », Espace Doual’art, Cameroon
« Water », young artists, Foumban, Cameroon
Cameroun-Tchad feeling, Ndjamena
Co’art 4th edition, Cotco Douala

2013:
Urban artfair, Douala, off, Cameroon
3rd edition of plastic arts market (MAP), Douala, Cameroon
3rd edition “couleur et toile”, Hôtel prince de Galles, Douala, Cameroon
Jean-David's workshop is in Douala, Cameroon. These are few works he is preparing for Beirut Art Fair in September.

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