Barthélémy Toguo is a Cameroonian multidisciplinary artist. He has been named UNESCO Artist for Peace in October 2021, in light of his commitment to creation and his contribution to the awareness of the injustices of the world through his work.
Barthélémy Toguo uses drawing, watercolor, painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance to question our humanity. Through his creations at the crossroads of cultures, he explores the dysfunctions of the world in order to better denounce it and questions the status of foreigners, migrants, immigrants and the difficulty for them to build an identity.
In 2015, he was made "Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres français". The following year, he was shortlisted for the Marcel Duchamp Prize, France's most publicized art award, and was made a Knight of the National Order of Valor of the Republic of Cameroon. In 2018, he presented his first solo exhibition, "The Beauty of Our Voice" at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. He has since exhibited in major museums around the world.