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Koyo Kouoh

  • CountryCameroon
  • Born1967


Koyo Kouoh is an exhibition maker and cultural producer whose curatorial work revolves around the redefinition of the contemporary African persona. She is the founding artistic director of RAW Material Company, a centre for art, knowledge and society in Dakar.

She has served as the curatorial advisor to documenta 12 in 2007 and to d(OCUMENTA) 13 in 2012. She has collaborated with the Dakar Biennale from 2000 to 2004 and co-curated the Les Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine in 2001 and 2003. Her most recent projects include Word!Word?Word! Issa Samb and the undecipherable form, OCA Office of Contemporary Art Norway and Raw Material Company, 2013, Chronicle of a Revolt: Photographs of a season of protest, Raw Material Company and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2012, Condition Report on Building Art Institutions in Africa (Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2013), a collection of essays resulting from the eponymous symposium held in Dakar in January 2012, Kouoh is the curator of the education programme of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair whose inaugural edition took place in London in October 2013.

She lives and works in Dakar and Basel.

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