Talks & Events

In Conversation: Olu Ogunnaike and Cédric Fauq

4 May 2024 3-4pm

Spike Island
Bristol BS1 6UX



Cédric Fauq is chief curator at Capc musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux where his most recent projects include the collective exhibitions Barbe à Papa (Cotton Candy), Le Club du Poisson-Lune (The Moonfish Club), the collection narrative Amour Systémique (Systemic Love) and the never-ending festival L’Académie des Mutantes (The Mutant Academy). At Capc, he has collaborated with artists Abbas Zahedi, Olu Ogunnaike, Sung Tieu, Aria Dean and Maxime Bichon. Previously, he worked as curator at Palais de Tokyo, where he developed the exhibitions Antibodies and Sarah Maldoror: Tricontinental Cinema (which will be touring at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio in 2024), and has worked as exhibitions curator at Nottingham Contemporary where he set up shows (Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance; Sung Tieu: In Cold Print; Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio), performances (Okwui Okpokwasili; Steffani Jemison; Lou Lou Lou Sainsbury) and publications.

He also writes, and develops freelance projects [DOC, Paris (2018); Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (2018); Nir Altman, Munich (2019); Atlantis, Marseille (2020); Futura, Prague (2021); VEDA, Firenze (2021); Frieze London (2021)]. He co-directed in London (2016-2018); and was a member of the Baltic Triennial XIII curatorial team (2017-2018). At the core of his practice is the reevaluation of the values of contemporary art – as a professional and cultural field –, together with curator Anne Colin, which led to collaborations with networks BOTOX(s) and Mécènes du Sud – Montpellier. In 2023, he was rapporteur for Bertille Bak for the Marcel Duchamp Prize and a jury member for the Turner Prize (award to Jesse Darling).


Olu Ogunnaike is an artist based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: An enclosed garden, gb agency, Paris (2022); I’d rather stand, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2021); Crumbs, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2021); The Same Way You Came In?, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2021); London Plain, Cell Project Space, London (2020). Recent group exhibitions include: Systemic Love, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2023); To “the fire next time”, Villa Arson, Nice (2023); Testament, Goldsmiths CCA, London (2022); Domestic Drama, HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz (2021); Reconfigured, Timothy Taylor, New York (2021).

The exhibition is supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and the Foundation Foundation.

This event will be recorded and available on this page and via Spike Island’s YouTube channel.


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