Pierre-Christophe Gam

Polymath Artist and Curator

Born in 1983 in France, from a Cameroonian father and a Tchadian mother, Pierre-Christophe Gam trained as an interior architect at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and at the Central St. Martins School in London. 

In pre-colonial West Africa, griots were the  guardians of the memory of the community, which they passed on through initiation songs and stories. Pierre-Christophe sees his practice as a continuation of this great tradition. He creates new narratives inspired by myths stemming from Africa and its diaspora, pre-colonial heritage, which he brings to life within interactive, physical and virtual spaces, within which the public is invited to dream and envision reality beyond the limitations of our present. 

- “The Secret to Reality is that Everything is just a Dream, and it is only when Dreams are seeded onto the infinite soil of our Imagination that they can manifest into our World “ PCG

 

Pierre-Christophe’s practice is based on the idea of dreams as the starting point from which reality is manifested. His installations are some kind of accelerators of the imagination, whose goal it is to facilitate the envisioning of more optimistic and virtuous scenarios of the future. His work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Lagos photo Festival and the Addis Foto fest  among others. 

In his professional career, he specialises in strategy and art direction for the fashion, luxury and cultural sectors.  My clients list have included Margiela, Publicis, Kenzo and Universal Music among others.

* Member of the Advisory board of the 2020  Rising Talents Awards, which reward excellence amongst emerging designers. Produced by Maison & Objets.

* Curator for the African region for UNFOLD, a leading Art and Wealth management symposium based in Dubai.

 

*Guest curator of the 2017 Art Africa Fair in Cape-Town, produced by Art Africa magazine.

 

*Curator and guest artist of the 2015 Vitra Campus Summer Party during Art Basel.

 

* Member of the Advisory board of the Making Africa exhibition, curated by Amelie Klein - 2015

Exhibition

Press and Publications

SOLO SHOWS

Sankara, The Upright Man | French Cultural Center | Lagos, 2020;

Sankara, The Upright Man | Abuja biennale | Online show, 2020;

Chop Bar, The Love Feast | The Year of Return | Accra, 2019;

Sankara, The Upright Man | French Cultural Center | Accra, 2019;

Sankara, The Upright Man | Addis Foto Festival | Addis Ababa, 2018;

Sankara, The Upright Man | The Africa Centre | London, 2018;

GROUP SHOWS

NJOYA | Paris Design Week | Paris, 2021;

The Affogbolos | Hogan Lovells | Paris, 2019; Curated by Corinne Timsit

The Dream Lounge | The African Crossroad | Mombasa, 2019;

Making Africa | Albuquerque Museum | Albuquerque, 2018;

Sankara, The Upright Man | Dak’Art biennale OFF | Dakar, 2018;

Making Africa | High Museum Atlanta  | Atlanta, 2017;

Sankara, The Upright Man | Art Africa Fair | Cape-Town, 2017;

Making Africa | Kunsthal Rotterdam | Rotterdam, 2016;

The Affogbolos | Unseen Festival & Photo Fair | Amsterdam, 2016;

Making Africa | CCCB | Barcelona, 2016;

Making Africa | Guggenheim Museum | Bilbao, 2015;

Making Africa | Vitra Design Museum | Weil am Reim, 2015;

Curated by Amelie Klein -

The Affogbolos / The African Renaissance | 50 Golborne gallery | Londres, 2015; Curated by Pierre-Christophe Gam -

The Affogbolos | Lagos Photo Festival | Lagos, 2014;

Curated by Joseph Gergel -

Art Residencies

Achitectural Digest (IN) / 2021, AD Magazine (FR) / 2021,

Bellevue (CH) / 2021, Le Bonbon (FR) / 2021, Vogue.com (US) / 2020, DesignWeek.co.uk (UK) / 2014, Geo Ado (FR), 2018, OkayAfrica (US) / 2018, Desautel le Dimanche / Radio Canada (CA) / 2018, Daybreak West Africa (SN) / 2018, Weekend Breakfast with Refiloe Mpakanyane (SA) / 2018,  Collector magazine (SA) / 2017, House and Leisure (SA) / 2017, Konbini (FR) / 2017, ELLE (NL) / 2017, Le Monde (FR) / 2017, Le Point (FR) / 2017, VOL 7 Lodown Magazine (DE) / 2017, Creative Disturbance (US) / 2015, Le Monde (FR) / 2015, CNN (US) / 2015, Monocle (UK) / 2015, Le Point (FR) / 2015, Voxafrica (CM) / 2015, Snapp ed (SA), March / 2015, Afrique Magazine (FR) / 2015, Arise tv (Uk) / 2015, What design can do (NL), 2016, Commons & Sense (JP), Vogue Italia (IT) / 2014, Etapes graphique (FR) / 2014, Arise (NL) / 2013, Choi Gallery Vol 17 (CN), 2012, Trendland (US) / 2012.

Speaking Engagements

African Crossroad | Mombasa, 2019,

Le Marathon des Mots | Toulouse, 2016,

Le Monde Afrique | Abidjan, 2015,

Africa Utopia | London, 2014.

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