Josèfa Ntjam


The Saint-Étienne-based artist, performer and writer’s practice combines sculpture, photomontage, film and sound. Gleaning the raw material of her work from the internet, books on natural sciences, and photographic archives, Ntjam uses assemblage—of images, words, sounds, and stories—as a method to deconstruct hegemonic discourses on origin, identity and race. Her work weaves multiple narratives drawn from investigations into historical events, scientific functions and philosophical concepts, to which she confronts references to African mythology, ancestral rituals, religious symbolism and science-fiction. 

Solo and duo exhibitions include have been presented at CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, NıCOLETTı, London, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway, while work and performances have been shown in international exhibitions, including ones atStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain MAMC+, Saint-Etienne Radius CCA, Delft, MUCEM, Marseille, France, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, and Africamuseum, Tervuren, MuCAT – Musée des Cultures Contemporaines Adama Toungara, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Palais de Tokyo and Centre Pompidou, Paris, MAC Lyon, Art Basel, FACT, Liverpool. Ntjam is a member of Paris-based art & research collective Black(s) to the Future.



Participants