The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Baudouin Mouanda

Baudoin Mouanda (1981), Congolese photographer, member of the Collectif Generation Elil and in Africa in visu.

He began photography in 1993. He quickly column for local newspapers Brazzaville life and is nicknamed "Photouin." He turns away from the conformism (photo studio, family, souvenir photo, portrait) and takes a recriminatory look on the repeated wars that Congo has known in his work "The Aftermath of War."

Elected Best Photographer by the jury of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa and recently awarded at the 5th Francophone Games in Niamey (Niger), where he represented the Congo in 2005, Baudouin Mouanda is selected three times in international competition for the Paris Match Grand Prix of student photo report / SFR, he was one of 30 candidates selected from 4000.

In 2007, he has a residence in Paris where he attended an advanced course in CFPJ (Centre for Training and Development in Journalism).

He took the opportunity to achieve a personal work of Congolese society in Paris and the suburbs called "the Sapologie." He continued in 2008 in Brazzaville. In 2009-2010, he exhibited this work on the SAPE as part of the exhibition "The Art of Being a Man" at the Musée Dapper in Paris.

In 2009, Baudouin Mouanda has been exposed as part of the Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako where he was awarded the Young Talent Award and another one from the foundation Blachère. He has just completed a residency (Visa to create) for three months in Gabon in Libreville to develop his work "Hip-Hop and Society" and follow the presidential elections. In 2010, Baudouin Mouanda exhibited in Paris, Benin, and Arles. He is currently exhibiting his work on the Sape and Hip-Hop Expo in Helsinki in Ars 11.

Baudouin Mouanda publishes regularly in Afrique magazine, Jeune Afrique, VSD, L'Express Style and Planète Jeune. His work is part of several collections in France and abroad.

Collectif Génération Elili (Blog)



Through an African Lens: Sub-Saharan Photography explores a variety of artistic styles and expression from the 1950s to the present.

MFA Houston, February 27–November 8, 2020


I Love Africa, Festival Photo La Gacilly, France

Festival international Emoiphotographique - Angoulême, France

Ela-Espace Luanda Art - Luanda, Angola


Fête de la Francophonie / Espace - Conton, Wuhan, Kunming, Beijing, China

Marie de Paris - Paris, France

Le Trottoir de Savoir - Paris, France


Festival international de Kyotographie - Kyoto, Japan

Festival international OSTRALE’ - Dresden, Germany

Sur le trottoir de savoir / Festival Cinema D’Afrique Suisse Lausanne - Zurich, Switzerland


African Emerging Photography / Villa des Arts - Rabat, Marocco

Clin d'oeil du collectif Elili / Espace - Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville

Ateliers réalisés à Malte / Espace - Malte, Greece

Festival international de Foto Festival / Espace - Knokke, Belgium

Festival international du Film Africain / Espace - New York, USA

Congolaise Dream / Biennale international de Dak'art - Dakar, Sénégal

Made in Congo / Chambre de commerce de Pointe Noire - Pointe-Noire, Congo-Kinshasa


Les sapeurs de Bacongo / M.I.A GALLERY - Washington, USA

Institut de malabo Africa Emerging photography - Conakry, Guinée

L'institut français de Libreville - Libreville, Gabon

Musée d'art contemporain de Marseille - Marseille, France

Jeux de la francophonie / Espace - Nice, France

Joburg Art Fair - Johannesburg, South Africa

Musée national d'histoire naturelle - Luanda, Angola


FESTIVAL DE L'AMITIE ET DE LA CITOYENNETE / La Manufacture - Roubaix, France

SCOTABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL / Museum contemporain canadian Art - Toronto, Canada

Addis Foto Festival / Espace - Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia


Musée de Kiasma Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland

Collectif Elili / Centre Culturel Russe de Brazzaville - Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville

Festival de l'Oeil en seine / Espace - Paris, France

Studio Portrait de famille FNAC / Espace - Paris, France

Exposition collective / Rencontres d'Arles Photographie - Arles, France

Tracés de voyage / Gallerie IF - Paris, France

Africa Rising Louis vuitton / Edun Paris - Paris, France

Congo na bilili / Galerie Congo - Paris, France

Brigton photo Fringe Festival / Espace - London, UK


Festival de Photographie des Arts du dessin / Espace - Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa

Visa pour Bamako / Alliance Française d'Accra - Accra, Ghana

Invitation africaine / Centre de la photographie de Brest - Brest, France


Exposition Biennale des arts visuels / Espace - Douala, Cameroon

La Semaine de l’Afrique / Ecole Normale Supérieure - Paris, France


Nouvelle Africaine / Espace - Paris, France


Centre culturel français de Brazzaville / Espace - Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville

Rencontres Africaines de la photographie / Espace - Bamako, Mali



Bilili ya Congo [Rétrospective du Travail de Baudouin MOUANDA (2000 – 2018)], Brazza-Art Galerie, Brazzaville, Congo Republic


Les Sapeurs de Bacongo - Bretagne, France


Sur le trottoir du Savoir - Baudouin Mouanda, ENSAPM, Paris, France

Exposition individuelle / Royal Monceau & Marie Finaz Gallery - Paris, France


Exposition individuelle / Centre culturel Chiroux - Liège, Belgium


Exposition individuelle / Institut français de Pointe noire - Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville


Exposition individuelle / Institut français à Dresde - Dresden, Allemagne


Exposition individuelle / Espace - Addis-Abeba, Éthiopie

Casa Africa / Espace - Madrid, Espagne

Exposition individuelle / Institut français à Rio de Jeneiro - Rio de Jeneiro, Brésil

Exposition et résidence / Gasworks Gallery - London, Royaume-Uni

Exposition individuelle / Institut français à Kinshasa - Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa

La rencontre de Paris Photo / Espace - Paris, France

Exposition individuelle / Institut français de Brazzaville - Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville


Exposition individuelle / Espace - Anvers & Bruxelles, Belgique

Exposition individuelle / Arts gallery Afrique du sud - Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud

Rencontre internationale de Fes / Espace - Fes, Maroc

Les Sapeurs / Tour Bolloré - Paris, France

Exposition individuelle / Musé de Confluences - Lyon, France



Bilili Ya Congo,exhibition catalogue, Lelivredart


Festival Photo La Gacilly - édition 2017 "I Love Africa", exhibition catalogue, pgs 82-87