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This is a list of public art in Douala, within the city and its adjacent municipalities, including statues, sculptures, murals and other significant artworks located outside in public view.

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Permanent artwork

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Étienne Delacroix, Les triptyques Artventure 2.jpg Art venture triptych Bonanjo

4°02′37″N 9°41′15″E / 4.043537°N 9.687509°E / 4.043537; 9.687509
1992 Joël Mpah Dooh et Etienne Delacroix Permanent murals. Wall painting. 2,5 meters Three plexiglass panels triptychs[1] Public art work Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). These plexiglass panels triptychs are the first public artworks offered to the city by the association doual'art in 1993, and produced with the support of the French Cultural Centre in Douala and Graphics System, Douala. They are the result of the creative digital workshop “Artventure, l’art et l’informatique s’affichent en ville”, run by the Belgian artist Etienne Delacroix in Douala in 1992. The young Mony, and the artists Komégné Koko and Joel Mpah Dooh had benefited from this creative workshop, which produced a total of four plexiglass panels triptychs.

Two triptychs, those by Mony and Koko Komégné, that were installed at the 4th Rond point (roundabout) in Akwa, have been degraded by advertisers and have now disappeared. The other panels are still visible rue du Tribunal, in Bonanjo.

Joseph-Francis Sumégné, La Nouvelle Liberté 02.jpg La Nouvelle Liberté Deïdo

4°03′51″N 9°42′25″E / 4.064222°N 9.706936°E / 4.064222; 9.706936
1996 Joseph-Francis Sumégné Permanent monumental sculpture. Recycled material High: 12m; wingspan: 5m Monumental sculpture for a main roundabout in Douala Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was restored in 2007 and presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007. The sculpture is considered an icon on the city.
Borne Fountaine Bessengue Douala 11.JPG La Borne Fontaine Bessengue Akwa

4°03′17″N 9°42′26″E / 4.054601°N 9.707102°E / 4.054601; 9.707102
2003 Danièle Diwouta-Kotto Public art and infrastructure 3x4x6 meters A permanent fountain designed as a development/architectural project Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007.
AIDS prevention Bonabéri

De 4°05′03″N 9°40′02″E / 4.084159°N 9.667257°E / 4.084159; 9.667257 à 4°04′55″N 9°40′07″E / 4.081976°N 9.668652°E / 4.081976; 9.668652
2005 Dodji Efoui, Hervé Youmbi and students of the bilingual school of Bonaberie. Permanent murals. Wall paint. owner = Sponsored by Doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner).
Alioum Moussa, La passerelle, photo by Sandrine Dole July 2012 02.jpg La Passerelle Bessengue Akwa

4°03′19″N 9°42′26″E / 4.05532°N 9.707129°E / 4.05532; 9.707129
2005 Alioum Moussa Permanent public art and infrastructure wood and iron 1,26 × 4,92 × meters A permanent bridge designed as a development/architectural project Sponsored by doual'art[1] and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). Development Community of Bessengué (administrator) The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007.
Les Arches du Temps - Douala Ville d'Art et d'Histoire Nearby 18 historical monuments in Bonanjo and Akwa 2006 Sandrine Dole urban design Permanent - urban design associated to cultural and historical landmark/monument.[2][3] Communauté Urbaine de Douala. Inauguration: SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010
Sud obelisk.jpg Sud Obelisk Bonanjo

4°02′35″N 9°41′14″E / 4.043187°N 9.687281°E / 4.043187; 9.687281
2007 Faouzi Laatiris Permanent pyramidal sculpture Materials of the structure: reinforced concrete; surface Materials: black marble; lettering: engraving and gilding with fine gold; pyramidion: gold brass. height: 875 cm; base dimensions: 100 x 100 cm; dimensions at the top: 20 x 20 cm. Commemorative monument commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. Sponsored by Doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007.
Koko Komégné, Njé Mo Yé 01.jpg Njé Mo Yé Nkololoun

4°02′16″N 9°43′14″E / 4.037905°N 9.720447°E / 4.037905; 9.720447
2007 Koko Komégné Permanent sculpture Red painted iron tubes. High: 5 m; wingspan: 2,5 m; iron tubes diameter 12 cm. Njé Mo Yé, which means “c’est quoi, çà?” in douala language, Doual'art Public artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala.
Fréderic Keiff, L'Arbre à Palabres, Installation 2007 11.JPG Arbre à palabres Bonanjo

4°02′38″N 9°41′14″E / 4.043768°N 9.687152°E / 4.043768; 9.687152
2007 Frédéric Keiff Permanent pyramidal sculpture Painted iron rebars, broken glasses, plastic bonded silicone. height: 5,1 m; wingspan: 7m. A palaver tree whose trunk and branches are made of painted iron rods, while attached fragments of colored glass represent leaves. doual'art Public artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007.
Salifou lindou P1150655.JPG Face à l’eau Bonamouti-Deido

4°04′19″N 9°42′37″E / 4.072072°N 9.710385°E / 4.072072; 9.710385
2008-2010 Salifou Lindou Permanent pyramidal sculpture wood, metal and colored plastic sheets 5 panels 5 m high. Face à l’eau consists of five vertical panels made of wood, metal, and colored plastic sheets on the banks of the river Wouri in Bonamouti.,.[4][5] Artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala and produced within the Liquid Projects. Donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The five single shutters, the highest of which measures 3.7 meters, are installed in such a way that at a certain distance they give the impression of a single screen. The installation is meant to protect the boatmen and fishermen from the view of the passers-by when they wash at the end of their day’s work. Restoration: 2013, replacement of broken plastic sheets and dislocation on an higher position. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Philippine Barbou, Les Globe-Trotters b.jpg Les Globe-Trotters Stairs of Boulevard de la République, Bali

4°02′28″N 9°41′34″E / 4.041009°N 9.69286°E / 4.041009; 9.69286
2009 Philippine Barbou Permanent artwork Painted iron rebars. 2.85 meters high on 3 meters large with a 90 cm depth Globe-Trotters is an installation made of yellow painted iron rebars that graphically represent two travellers.[1] Public artwork produced by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). Les Globe-Trotters is an installation offered by the artist Philippine Barbou to doual'art. The artist wanted to pay tribute to the city not as a touristic destination itself, but as a fundamental step, where all travellers converge to rest before leaving for outside the country.
Aser kach sculpture 2931 moy.jpg Corps d'eau Cité Sic

4°02′56″N 9°44′09″E / 4.048822°N 9.735882°E / 4.048822; 9.735882
2010 Aser Kash Permanent sculpture wingspan 0.80 meters, max height 3.75 5 sculptures Sponsored by Doual'art[4] and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). After a residence of one year in his district in Douala, Aser Kash created Corps d’eau, five sculptures that together represent an important contribution to the urban plan of the site. The project is positioned along the road, in front of a very popular well in Cité Sic, the very first city built in Douala by SIC (Cameroon Building Society) in the great village of Bassa. The buildings are now very old, but since the creation of the University of Douala the area has become one of the most popular of the city. Artwork produced produced within the Liquid Projects.[6] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Hervé YamguenIMG 0671.jpg Les Mots écrits de New Bell New Bell

4°01′32″N 9°42′38″E / 4.025429°N 9.710484°E / 4.025429; 9.710484
2010 Hervé Yamguen Permanent public artwork, series of 5 murals. Painted iron rebars, broken glasses, plastic bonded silicone. a set of six mural installations. Artwork produced within the Liquid Projects.[6] · [7] · [8] · [9] · [10] · [11] Sponsored by Doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Kamiel Verschuren MG 8075.jpg New Walk New Ways New Bell Ngangue

De 4°01′28″N 9°42′34″E / 4.024356°N 9.709336°E / 4.024356; 9.709336 à 4°01′16″N 9°42′34″E / 4.02121°N 9.709421°E / 4.02121; 9.709421
2010 Kamiel Verschuren Permanent artwork and infrastructure Wood 2 km Open-air gutters of the neighborhood New-Bell, realized with long wooden boards on which the artist wrote texts and words bound to water,[12] · .[13] Public artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.[14] With the project, Verschuren covered approximately 2 kilometers, open-air gutters of the neighborhood New-Bell. This covering of gutter was realized with long wooden boards on which the artist wrote texts and words bound to water, which were drilled, so allowing the water to infiltrate while avoiding in the solid garbage to penetrate there. New Walk Ways New Bell was realized in association with the local residents. According to the artist, “the project opens for the inhabitants the possibility of mastering and of improving their city dwellers’ conditions and invites them to lead spontaneous collective activities as functional as meaningful and beautiful. As the project addresses the issue of collectivity, placing the New Walk Ways is as important and meaningful as the fact of them being absent. Conservation: few traces still remain often at private entrances. most of wooden planks have been deteriorated by water, taken by inhabitants to be reused, or substituted with other wooden planks.
Ties ten pont 3071 moy.jpg Pont Source Ndogpassi III

4°00′43″N 9°45′40″E / 4.012065°N 9.761014°E / 4.012065; 9.761014
2010 Ties Ten Bosh Architectural and infrastructural artwork. Wood Height 2.3 meters Architectural and infrastructural artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. Sponsored by doual'art[30] and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Loris CecchiniIMG 0658.jpg Le puits New Bell Ngangue, in front of Yamguen house

4°01′30″N 9°42′36″E / 4.025012°N 9.709996°E / 4.025012; 9.709996
Loris Cecchini Permanent artwork and infrastructure Reinforced concrete. Height 110 cm, diameter 140 cm. Pit transformed in ornamental sculpture[15] · .[1] Public artwork and infrastructure commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010. The Italian artist Loris Cecchini decided to cover the rim of a pit used in the district of New Bell Ngangue with moulding cans of different shapes used to collect and keep water from wells or other sources. Le Puits has become a ornamental sculpture in the very deteriorated urban environment of the district (an alternative design was realized by Kamiel Verschuren, Lucas Grandin and Kaleb de Groot).
Lucas Grandin Le jardin sonore de Bonamouti 07.jpg Le Jardin sonore Bonamouti, Deïdo

4°04′19″N 9°42′38″E / 4.072029°N 9.71053°E / 4.072029; 9.71053
2010 Lucas Grandin Permanent architectural artwork and botanical garden Wood, irrigational system, metal cans, botanical garden Public architectural artwork and infrastructure commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Pascale Marthine Tayou MG 7989.jpg La Colonne Pascale New Bell

4°01′34″N 9°42′23″E / 4.026144°N 9.706345°E / 4.026144; 9.706345
2010 Pascale Marthine Tayou Permanent monumental artwork (totem). a sculpture made of pots in Vitreous enamel Public monumental sculpture commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
The pavilion next to doual'art in 2003 03.jpg Pavilion Urbain de Douala PUB Bonanjo, Espace doual'art

4°02′38″N 9°41′13″E / 4.043757°N 9.68702°E / 4.043757; 9.68702
2010 RAW/2012 Architects, ICU art projects Permanent pavilion, architectural artwork Architectural artwork doual'art The work was conceived for the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Ecole Babylone in New Bell July 2012 03.jpg Oasis New Bell

4°01′28″N 9°42′33″E / 4.024469°N 9.709097°E / 4.024469; 9.709097
2010 Tracey Rose Permanent murals. Wall painting. Two walls of a school court in New Bell Ngangue Murals of 8 meters long each [15] · [1] · .[16] Murals commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. Sponsored by doual'art and owned by the Ecole CBC Babylon in New Bell.[17] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010. The artist Tracey Rose came for her first residence to Douala in November, 2009. She created a performance in which a video was projected during the exhibition Raison d’être in the space doual’art on the theme of Mamy Wata. Oasis is a mural realized in the school playground of New Bell Ngangue in Douala, the CBC Babylon School. The artist stigmatizes the disrespect of the environment which provokes, in the fragile ecosystem of the mangrove swamp of the Cameroonian coast, a dramatic pollution of waters of the estuary of the river Wouri at the bottom of which is situated the city of Douala. The CBC Babylon School is a private Baptist educational institution of New Bell Ngangué, including a kindergarten and a primary school. Beside its educational offer, the school has become nowadays a famous landmark of New Bell for public art and cultural activities. On the external wall it is possible to see one of the installations Les Mots Écrits de New Bell by Hervé Yamguen reproduced as a mosaic of tiles. The courtyard of the school, instead, was used as an open-air space for movie projections organized at night in the frame of the cultural program "Cinema du Kwatt" by the Group Kapsiki in 2010.
Pirogue Céleste Place de l'esplanade at former airport, Bonapriso

4°01′00″N 9°42′24″E / 4.016586°N 9.706752°E / 4.016586; 9.706752
2009-2011 Hervé Youmbi Permanent public artwork. Forged metal base of the canoe: length 5 meters, height 0.80 cm; prue: length 5 meters; total height of 3.20 cm Artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala and produced within the Liquid Projects.[6][18][19] Sponsored by Doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala (owner). The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.La Pirogue Céleste by Hervé Youmbi is a representation of a dugout endowed with a figurehead worked in the ancient way, but realized in cut metal instead of traditionally

carved in wood. This figurehead, drawn in close collaboration with some young people of the neighborhood of Bonapriso, consists of signs which assert the contemporary identity of the city of Douala. The work is an interrogation on the complexity of the relation between tradition, memory and contemporaneity in this 21th century. La Pirogue Céleste, which attractiveness was improved thank to benches and flowers, was installed on the esplanade of the Former Airport… and is now one of the rare green public gardens of the city with a public equipment.

Sandrine dole dear goddy03.jpg Dear Goddy Bonendale

4°04′15″N 9°23′38″E / 4.07086°N 9.39392°E / 4.07086; 9.39392
2012 Sandrine Dole Permanent artwork Wood, iron and steel. Commemorative stone dedicated to Goddy Leye. ArtBakery
Mural on the Bilingual Lyceum of Deïdo Lycée bilingue de Deïdo

De 4°03′57″N 9°42′55″E / 4.065923°N 9.715281°E / 4.065923; 9.715281 à 4°03′54″N 9°42′54″E / 4.064896°N 9.714884°E / 4.064896; 9.714884
Permanent murals. Wall paint. Communauté Urbaine de Douala.
Mural on the Bilingual Lyceum of Akwa Lycée bilingue d'Akwa

De 4°03′05″N 9°42′11″E / 4.051251°N 9.703029°E / 4.051251; 9.703029 à 4°03′09″N 9°42′14″E / 4.052418°N 9.703973°E / 4.052418; 9.703973
Permanent murals. Wall paint. Communauté Urbaine de Douala.
Boris Nzebo, Têtes de rêve 01.JPG Tête de Rêves Thomas Fashion façade, Vallée Bessengue, Bessengué-Akwa 2013 Boris Nzebo Permanent murals and metal Wall Height 2 meters, length 3 meters, depth 6 cm Wall painting on the external walls of a hair salon[20] · [21] · [22] Tête de rêves is the artwork produced by the Gabonese artist Boris Nzebo for SUD 2013. The artist, known for his research approach that relates the traditional and contemporary culture of African hairstyles with urban environment, worked on the external walls of the shop "Thomas fashion", a hair salon located at the heart of the Vallée Bessengue. Tête de rêves occupies the two most visible sides of the hair salon. The main façade shows a bright wall painting, representing the profiles of mannequins for hairdressers and geometrical shapes. This façade was produced in collaboration with Joe Kessy, an artist living and working in the neighborhood. On the front side of the salon, the artist has hanged a 3 meters long metal plate on which he has applied three giant portraits of mannequins for hairdressers, with more elaborated and contemporary hairstyle. Commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.
Espace de jeux Vallée Bessengue, Bessengue-Akwa 2013 Raumlabor Infrastructural work. wood Undefined surface. Max height : 3,5 m Prototype of a playground [23] · [24] Espace de jeux is the prototype installation of a playground produced by Raumlabor, a group of architects from Berlin, for SUD 2013. The installation is a wooden structure, in form of a prolongation of the trunk of the only tree positioned on the border of the Mbopi River. Espace de jeux is built on many levels that reach the first branches of the tree. It offers scaffolds of different areas and heights for people to sit and rest in the shadow. Espace de jeux provides a new conviviality space in the area, primarily dedicated to children. Conservation: bad conditions due to the utilization of the inhabitants and the deterioration of the woodInfrastructure commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Madiba Square 01.JPG Madiba square Block 1 Bessengue-Akwa 2013 Pascale Marthine Tayou Infrastructural work. concrete 3 set ups of different sizes. surface 2 meters X 1 meter and max height 3,5 meters 3 set ups [25][21][26] Madiba square is a set of three installations conceptualized by Pascale Martine Tayou for SUD 2013. Each set is composed of a group of three concrete columns, each one placed on a circular base, large enough to sit down. At the upper end of each column there is a reversed basin or bucket of common use, made of plastic and of different colors. Each group of columns forms an area on its own, within which a rectangular block of concrete serves as a bench. The idea of the artist was to strengthen the recreational activities in the areas of transition of the neighborhood by providing footholds and conviviality points in the proximity of houses, where it is possible to stop, to lean against, and to rest. Infrastructural artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.
Philip Aguirre, Théâtre-Source 2013 05.jpg Theatre Source Ndogpassi III 2010-2013 Philip Aguirre Proximity artwork Béton Width 20 m, length 30 m, height 23 m an artistic creation that reinforces the aspect of an amphitheatre of the site of a natural spring in Ndogpassi 3[27] · .[28][29][30] After his residence in Douala in January 2010, Philip Aguirre decided to carry out the Theatre Source, an artistic creation that reinforces the aspect of an amphitheatre of the site of a natural spring in Ndogpassi 3, an area of Douala. Le théâtre source is an amphitheater made of concrete, designed by the Belgian artist Philip Aguirre for SUD 2013, and built with the help of architect Mauro Lugaresi. According to the theme of SUD 2013, the artist decided to metamorphose the natural shape of the area surrounding the water source of Ndogpassi III with a structure typical to ancient Rome. Le théâtre source presents six different levels, each one of about twenty meters of length, and three scenic plateaus, accessible from three flights of stairs (two laterals and one central-positioned). The installation allows accommodating nearly one thousand people. The production process of Le théâtre source lasted three years, requiring a long mediation with local community.

Ndogpassi III is an isolated and marginalized informal settlement out of Douala, inhabited by immigrant population since the last ten years. The area inspiring Philippe Aguirre’s work was a multi-level depression ground of mud over the only source of water of Ndogpassi III. The natural water is located at the ground level of Le théâtre source in a central position, and it remains an important landmark for locals, especially women and children, who used to meet there for chatting and playing football. The lateral stairs of the installation facilitate the passage between two dirty roads, which were disconnected earlier.
Artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.

C.A.I.R.E. Bonamouti 2013 by Marta Pucciarelli 01.JPG C.A.I.R.E. Bonamouti-Deido 2013 Kamiel Verschuren, Lucas Grandin et Amandine Braud proximity artwork A development work of the domestic area in exchange of the authorization to use a façade of their house for producing an artistic intervention.[31] · .[21] C.A.I.R.E., an acronym standing for Collective Artistic/Architectural Interventions that are Responsible and Ethical, is a large and ambitious project conceived by a group of three international artists, Kamiel Verschuren (NL), Lucas Grandin (FR) and Amandine Braud (FR), who have “metamorphosed” the neighborhood of Bonamouti-Deido for SUD 2013. The art process and the final results are perfectly interwoven, producing what can be considered as relational art. The C.A.I.R.E. group negotiated a sort of “barter” with dwellers: a development work of the domestic area in exchange of the authorization to use a façade of their house for producing an artistic intervention. A process embedded in the local context, with the aim to be involved in families’ stories, to understand their priorities, and to select the group of inhabitants with whom exchange art for development. A stairway over the mud for a disable woman, outdoor curtains for protecting from the hot sun, doors, terraces, amenities, and a commercial start-up are all the development projects produced by C.A.I.R.E.

For the production of artworks, C.A.I.R.E. further opened the boundaries of the neighborhood, inviting a group of national and international artists, including Salifou Lindou (living and working in Bonamouti-Deido), Romuald Dikoumé (CM), Aser Kash (CM), Leah Touitou (FR) and Malala Andrialavidrazana (MG), to enter locals’ private spaces, involving them in the art process. Featured artists proposed graffiti, stamps, poetries, and innovative photographic techniques to reshape and give value to the entire neighborhood. Artwork produced within the artist group C.A.I.R.E. and commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.

Juan Fernando Herran, Floating Quai.jpg Floating Quai Deïdo Plage, Bonamouti-Deïdo 2013-2014 Juan Fernando Herran proximity artwork a wooden scaffolding on the bank of the Wouri river made of several pontoons recalling the shape of traditional canoes.[25] · [21] · .[30] Floating Quai is a work by the Colombian artist Juan Fernando Herran, started for SUD 2013, and continued in January 2014 by the architect Mauro Lugaresi. However today the work is not finished yet, accoridng to the initial project. It is a wooden scaffolding on the bank of the Wouri river made of several pontoons recalling the shape of traditional canoes. With this work the artist wanted to pay homage to the fluvial tradition of Bonamouti dwellers, a population of fishermen who still today make use of dugouts (traditional canoes carved into the wood) to run their business. The floating dock offers a foothold and shelter for canoes, allowing fishermen to land on the shore regardless of the tide. Artwork commissioned in the frame of SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.
Hervé Youmbi, Cameroonian Heroes 02.JPG Cameroonian Heroes jardin de doual’art, Place du Gouvernment, Bonanjo 2013 Hervé Youmbi Passageway installation Portraits of five Cameroonian politicians who, in different historical periods, fought and died for the independence.[21] Cameroonian Heros represents the portraits of five Cameroonian politicians who, in different historical periods, fought and died for the independence: Ernest Ouandi, Ruben Um Nyobe, John Ngu Foncha, Felix Moumie, and Rudolf Douala Manga Bell. Despite their popularity, the current political establishment refuses to honor them. Youmbi decided to pay homage to these heroes of the resistance, symbolically dedicating them the names of streets, as reported by the metal plates below each portrait. Each plaque depicts, in addition to the politician's name and his date of birth and death, two flags. The first one is the Cameroonian flag, to indicate the home country of each personality. The second flag, instead, belongs to the nation that has caused the death of the portrayed politician. Another correlation is evident in the different shapes of the metal plates: each of them was chosen according to the typical plaque of streets that is possible to find in the country deemed guilty of the death of each politician. With this symbolic gesture, the artist intends to dedicate to Cameroonian heroes the streets of Paris, Berlin, and Yaounde. -->Inauguration: SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013
Leah Touitou, Workshop in Ndogpassi 2013 01.JPG Caravane d’images Ndogpassi III 2013 Léah Touitou Passageway installation a permanent visual pathway into Ndogpassi III Caravane d’images is an itinerant art project by the French artist Léah Touitou presented for SUD 2013. Touitou, in collaboration with the local artist Edwige Ndjeng directed a series of open-air ateliers of painting and production of murals. The project was an opportunity for children and mothers to learn the basic techniques of painting, and to exhibit their drawings (around 40 pieces) during SUD 2013. At the same time, the artists directly involved a group of local young people in the conceptualization and production of murals, presenting textual, graphic and figurative signs.

Caravane d’images created a permanent visual pathway into Ndogpassi III, leading from the house of the neighborhood’s chief to Le théâtre source, the amphitheater near the water source, produced by Philippe Aguirre. Inauguration: SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013

Temporary or disappeared artworks

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Doual’art pop’93.jpg doual'art pop'93 Madagascar suburb 1993 Koko Komégné, Kouo Eyango, Joël Mpah Dooh, Aimé Tallo, René Tchebetchou mural. Wall paint 152 meters Wall paint of 150 meters.[32] Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala The artistic director of the project, Koko Komegne, brought together four masters of art in Cameroon. Each artist (including Koko Komegné himself) worked with a group of three young painters of the district. In total 20 people expressed themselves on hoardings of 150 m long . Didier Schaub, the curator of the project, defined the general theme of the fresco to be developed by artists which has to suggest to the public "the key for understanding the neighborhood”. The work took place during five afternoons. It was located in front of the new market in the district of Madagascar. This painting is completely deteriorated, no longer existing.
BendSkins Douala streets and roads 2007 Philippe Mouillon and Lionel Manga Public event Fabric 100 words / phrases that synthesizes the personal history of 200 motorcycle taxis drivers (the bend-skins), and 200 T-shirts-uniform.[15] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007.
Hervé Yamguen, Neons d'amour 04.jpg Les Néons d'Amour New Bell Ngangué 9-16 december 2007 Hervé Yamguen temporary exhibition Néon Neon Light plays[15] Night falls over New Bell — During the week of SUD, Hervé Yamguen made Neon of Love gleam by installing it on facades of unfinished buildings in New Bell. Drawings became neon, radiating soft light upon everyday life, and illuminating the buzzy night life. A child of New Bell, Hervé Yamguen brought a week of poetic ambience to his neighbours. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007
Black Bodies Swinging abandoned house of Prince Alexandre Ndoumbé 2007 Michèle Magema temporary exhibition Black objects picturing bodies, swinging.[15] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007
SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007-17.jpg Les Neuf Notables Madagascar suburb 2007 Joseph-Francis Sumégné temporary exhibition nine models of notables (Representatives of the traditional political power in villages).[15] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Fantasia Urbaine 2007 05.jpg Fantasia Urbaine Streets in city center, Bonanjo et Akwa. 2007 Pascale Marthine Tayou public performance Demonstration of about 200 street vendors[15] · .[16] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007
Responsabilité, l’habilité à répondre Rues et boulevard du centre ville, Bonanjo et Akwa. 12 - 17 mars 2007 Kamiel Verschuren public event Questionning and understanding public life in the city.[33] Inauguration: International workshop Ars&Urbis 2007
SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007-44.jpg Le Zébu De Douala Bonanjo 2007 Lucas Grandin public event a zebu, a carriage and a dj se[15] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007
Ring, another kind of picture show Bonendale 2007 The Collective Autodafe - Art Bakery/Goddy Leye/Cercle Kapsiki/Dominique Malaquais/Aretha Louise Mbango Public performance The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2007
Flag'art Espace doual’art, Place du Gouvernement, Bonanjo From 2007 Multiples artists temporary exhibition Flags hoisted and varnished on a matt peak at 8 meters above doual'art[34] · [15] Doual’art Flag art is a concept launched by doual'art in January 2009 as part of its temporary public art program. Flag’s art is a conceptual platform that offers artists to make visual statements on the consequence of a flag. Artists are invited to submit their proposals for artistic flags on an open theme. The flags have been hoisted and varnished on a matt peak at 8 meters above doual'art.
Kouo Eyango, Paï 01.jpg Paï Avenue de General De Gaulle/Rue des Hydrocarbures, Bonanjo

4°01′36″N 9°41′26″E / 4.026743°N 9.690573°E / 4.026743; 9.690573
2008 Kouo Eyango Permanent sculpture thirty six paddles in circle. 3 size categories (2,95m, 3,65m and 3,98m), arranged in four (4) columns of nine (9). Sculpture with paddles[15] · [1] · .[35] Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala Temporarily installed on the Place of the Recipe of finances during SUD2007, this work was definitively implanted in Bonanjo in March, 2009. Paï is a ‘forest of paddles’ – to use the expression of its author – realized in wood and metal; a tribute to the traditional fishermen of the past.
Diving in Deep - Pont Source Ndogpassi III 2010 Ties Ten Bosch temporary exhibition Ephemeral and proximity installations.[36] Art public commissionné dans le cadre du SUD Salon Urbain de Douala. After his first residence to Douala in June, 2010, Ties Ten Bosch decided to settle down as a resident for 2 months (in October–December 2010) in Ndogpassi 3, to lead the project Diving in Deep, a series of artistic interventions and to create a laboratory opened for the inhabitants to exchange ideas and thoughts with them on the realities of the neighborhood. His project turns around a creative process, where the residents are encouraged to find their own solutions. He left a car wooden bridge in Ndogpassi, the Pont Source, which he realized in association with neighbors.
  1. Where the streets have no name : To create more identity in the area, names were given to the streets, because they only had a number.
  2. Journal de l’eau : Everyday a bottle of water from the source and one from the river to symbolize the duration of the project in Ndogpassi III
  3. Le Plongeoir : A laboratory that functions as a growing presentation for all interventions during the stay in Ndogpassi III
  4. La Piscine : pixel-art sur la recidence auto-créé en Ndogpassi III.
Younès Rahmoun, Ghorfa 9.jpg Ghorfa_7 Mangrove sur les rives du Wouri

4°00′07″N 9°40′28″E / 4.001854°N 9.67455°E / 4.001854; 9.67455
2010 Younès Rahmoun Œuvre d'art architecturale Wood inside : 214 x 236 x 185 cm Proximity artwork[15] · [1] · .[37] Sponsored by doual'art and donated to the Communauté Urbaine de Douala In December 2010, a seventh Ghorfa takes root in the Mangrove swamp surrounding the city of Douala. The mangrove is one of the most productive ecosystems in biomass of our planet, an effective stabilizer for the fragile coastal zones. During his residence in May 2010 in Douala, Younès Rahmoun chose the mangrove as a hosted site of his entitled project Ghorfa #7. “Ghorfa” is a replica of the room, which he occupied in the family house in Tétouan (Morocco). With this installation, the artist invites us to experience what symbolizes or embodies a space of work and meditation. This space of meditation takes all its sense in an environment so fragile as the mangrove.Ghorfa #7 was made in local materials. The work is no longer existing due to the deterioration of the wood
Bili bidjocka installation 3683 moy.jpg United Sources of Douala Pont du Wouri bridge 2010 Bili Bidjocka temporary exhibition/event 160 flags (80 each side)[15] · [38] · [39] · .[40] After his residence in October 2010, Bili Bidjocka produced United Sources of Douala. This multimedia project consisted of an installation of flags on the bridge of the Wouri and throughout the city, close to natural water sources reported on a city map. It also included a performance in which water supplies were offered to the citizens, and the documentation of certain water points gathered from the inhabitants and made accessible on the Internet.
Christina kubisch son 2416 moy.jpg Parcours liquide House of Bell family, next to l’Espace doual’art, Bonanjo 2010 Christina Kubisch temporary exhibition Parcours liquide is a sound installation using the technique of electromagnetic induction based on the interaction of magnetic fields arising from electrical wires in which the prerecorded sounds of water circulated. Headphones developed by the artist allow the viewers/listeners to vary and mix the sounds and become composers themselves.[15] In July 2010, with her assistant Eckie Güther, Christina Kubisch made a workshop on sound recording at the art center of doual’art. She recorded old and new water wells, local washing places, hidden areas at the river Wouri,

voices of children and the Douala symphonic choir with songs about the river Wouri and, of course, the unceasing rain in July.The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.

Bessengue B’Etoukoa Vallée Bessengue, Bessengue-Akwa 2013 Trinity Session public event Head and hair public event (video installation, performance, hairstyles show [41] · [42] · [43] · [44] · [45] The urban fabric shaping ‘Vallée Bessengue’, with its small businesses and social spaces, appears as a hub of concentrated human activity. Furthermore, the dynamic presence of ‘Thomas Fashion’ within the location (Thomas, a coiffure born and raised in Douala) offered an iconic site for social and creative production. Thomas as person and stylist is central to the continuity of social life in the area because he provides intense creative energy inside and outside of his hairdressing salon.

A location between a bridge and a water pump in front of Thomas Salon was identified as a site for the project. This circular public space extend in a linear way along the river into the valley, providing a sense of ‘spatialisation’ for a performative spectacle, in varied staged events. Thomas’ sustained connection to the landscape and his myriad creative talents enabled the idea of a performative collaboration and event. The intervention took place over a period of six days, where a selected group of participants (chosen by Thomas for their particular life journeys) inspired a varied range of hair and fashion styles. The Event did not have conventional control mechanisms for positioning the audience in relation to the performance. However, the neighborhood mushroomed in and around the event site, blocking the pathways and preventing cars and motorbikes from crossing the bridge. Up to 3.000 stop frame stills per participant were accumulated. The lens captured the emotional and psychological transformation of the person being styled and evolution of the form of the hair. The head served as a base landscape and the layers of braiding as a foundation for Thomas’ sculpture. The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013.

Ginette Daleu exhibition off SUD 2013 05.JPG Les introuvables Bessengue-Akwa 2013 Ginette Flore Daleu temporary exhibition Sheet metal 55X65cm 8 phose impressed on sheet [46] The work was presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2013

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