Pélagie Gbaguidi

Focus on: Pélagie Gbaguidi

This is the first presentation of work by Pélagie Gbaguidi (b. 1965, Dakar, lives and works in Brussels) at Zeno X Gallery. For her series 'Naked Writings’ she has investigated the archives of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. Returning week after week, Gbaguidi sat across the photographs and documents serving as witnesses to the colonial violence that took place in Congo. She created her drawings on the spot, as she strongly believes in creation and imagination as a regenerative power. The title ’Naked Writings’ refers to the importance of un-learning, of shedding prior beliefs and consequently decolonizing the mind.

Artists: Pélagie Gbaguidi