Johan Baggio (B. 1987)

Nantes, France

Johan Baggio was born in Nantes, in 1987. His father is from Cameroon and married a French woman. He lives and works in Bordeaux, France.

After getting his Baccalaureate in applied arts, Baggio went to l’école de La Cambre in Brussels, to study painting. He then exhibited his works in Belgium, France, Switzerland and United-Kingdom. Meanwhile, he joined an artist collective and created workshops as well as spontaneous happenings in the city of Bordeaux, using the mural painting as a medium or various other performances. In 2009, he was part of the "Alienator on Tour" in Switzerland, where he was invited to create a series of portraits of public figures and personalities that were integrated in a large mural painting. The painted work was then introduced to members of the local community of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, as a way of interrogating about the definitions of visibility and the notions of social status within the Swiss society.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2013 Solo Show, Galerie Lumières d'Afrique, Belgium

2011

.  IMPACT | 2 Young Talented Artists | Baggio & Sophie Tangira. Fine Art Studio, Bruxelles (Belgique)

. [Untitled]. Clinique Bordeaux Nord, Bordeaux (France)

2009

.  Worksongs. Artothèque de Pessac, Pessac (France)

2008

. Monumental Mural. Festival Couleur Café, Bruxelles (Belgium)

2007

.  [Untitled]. Galerie Lumières d’Afrique, Bruxelles (Belgium)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

. Kosmopolite art tour , Louvain la neuve (Belgium) (Réalisation de plusieurs fresques  dont une en collaboration avec Steve Locatelli)

2010

.  3. Pure Evil Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

.  Rush. Galerie A, Bordeaux (France)

2009

.  Alienator on tour. Ancienne Gare, Fribourg – Marks Blond Project, Berne (Switzerland)

.  Tout doit disparaître. Galerie A, Bordeaux (France)

2008

.  IIe Salon d’Art contemporain africain. Espace Pierre Bergé & Associés, Bruxelles (Belgium)

.  Johan Baggio & Mufuki Mukuna. Galerie Lumière d’Afrique, Bruxelles (Belgium)

.  Exposition collective. Galerie A, Bordeaux (France)

2007

.  East Africa Art Biennale. Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

.  Identités. Théâtre Marni, Bruxelles (Belgium)

.  Librairie Quarantaine, Bruxelles (Belgium)

 

COLLECTIONS

.  Horloge du Sud, Bruxelles (Belgium)

.  Private collection (Switzerland)

.  Private collection (United States)

.  Private collections (Belgium)

.  Private collections (France)