Samuel Fosso was born in 1962 in Kumba, Cameroon. He has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France (1995); Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Calcografia, Roma, Italy; Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, Italy (2004); National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (2017); and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Germany (2022). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (1996); The Whole World is Rotten, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2006); Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern, London, UK (2016); and Afro-Atlantic Histories, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2022). Fosso currently lives and works between Bangui, Central African Republic and Paris, France.
Bio and website updated as of 2023.