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Pélagie Gbaguidi. Photo: B. Borgers

Pélagie Gbaguidi

Pélagie Gbaguidi (1965, SN) lives and works in Brussels (BE). Gbaguidi calls herself a contemporary ‘Griot’. Her work is an anthology of signs and traces on the trauma. This readjustment of the imaginary arouses in the artist the urgency to give it form, a writing of liberating images and a corpus to draw contemporary forms. She is part of the artist collective On Trade Off.

She has participated in numerous international exhibitions at Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany (2013), MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2014), Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, National Museum of African Art -Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (2015), Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017), Multiple Transmissions at Wiels (Brussels) and at the Lubumbashi Biennial (2019), 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), Centrale for Contemporary Art in Brussels, Gallery L’ Atelier Nantes, Congoville Middelheim Antwerp, Zone de Troc II at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (2021), Charging Myth (2023) at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.

She currently also participates in: collective Triennale 10 Ottignies – Louvain la Neuve, Dessiner c’est Ecrire at Pompidou Center Metz.


Exhibition: Charging Myths

An exhibition by transnational collective On-Trade-Off exploring how technological innovation is dependent on natural resources.


Finissage: Charging Myths - 'In words nourished'
A storytelling event within the context of the exhibition, Charging Myths.
Opening: Charging Myths by On-Trade-Off
Opening of the exhibition, Charging Myths, by transnational artist collective On-Trade-Off.