Artbakery wants to stimulate the arts in Cameroon and the surrounding region. A special focus is on multimedia.
Artbakery aims to improve the chances of local artists and their production of contemporary art through interaction and exchange with more experienced colleagues within Cameroon and abroad. By organising workshops, master classes and the ‘portfolio programme, they try to reach this goal. Goddy Leye (Rijksakademie 01/02)started Artbakery in 2002.Goddy Leye passed away 19 February 2011. ArtBakery will be continued in his name.
This website shows some of the activities. More information on the website of ArtBakery and Goddy Leye.
Contact: Adeline Chapelle,previous Co-worker Goddy Leye: art projects
and Estella Mbuli, sister of Goddy Leye: administrator (email@example.com)
read » 2011 Monument for Goddy
"Dear Goddy" is a commemorative furniture project. It pays tribute to the Cameroonian artist Goddy Leye, who died suddenly in February 2011.
This project will offer a place for contemplation, symbolic, reachable and peaceful, to his relatives and the art community, in the environment he had chosen for living and creating.
It would also modestly contribute to perpetuate ArtBakery.
The memorial is a continuous stone ribbon, coming out from earth, reaching the sky and inviting a visitor to sit and contemplate with Goddy Leye. A plant makes it alive and a glass medallion engraved with his portrait makes his aura shine. The stone will be settled in Bonendale, and solemnity enhanced with a natural bed.
If you wish to financially contribute to the making of this commemorative furniture project for Goddy Leye, please contact Sandrine Dole: firstname.lastname@example.org;
+212 (0)6 13 16 43 13.
read » 2011 Goddy Leye passed away, 19 February.
Goddy Leye was a pioneer and a source of inspiration for artists in Africa and elsewhere around the globe.
Goddy Leye died in the hospital of Douala of Malaria and Typhoid Fever.
A wake in his honour was held at the ArtBakery, Bonendale,on 24 February 2011 and he was buried the following day in his home village of Ndu, Cameroon.
Estella Mbuli, Goddy’s sister and the administrator of the ArtBakery,and Adeline Chapelle,Goddy's co-worker and arts administrator, will be the contact person for ArtBakery for the time being.
read » 2010 resident Arie Bouman exchange visit at ArtBakery
read » 2010 visit 1 & 2 April Goddy Leye at Rijksakademie
read » 2009 6 cultural producers from Cameroon a.o.at Rijksakademie
read » 2006 Artist in residency: Eza Komlan, Togo
read » 2006 Workshop web design for visual artists
read » 2004 Video workshop by Sonia Khurana
read » 2003 Portfolio Programme
read » 2002 Bessengue City Project
Cameroon - Central Africa
October 12th 2002 - November 3rd 2002
In the month of October 2002, a group of four artists from Indonesia, Spain, South Africa and Cameroon will interact with the people of Bessengue (10000people live here) in the city of Douala/ Cameroon.
Their action will be developed following three main axes:
1- The installation of a small radio with a range of 1km,
2- The remake of a sequence of the most popular film watched in Bessengue, with members of the population acting in the new movie
3- The construction of a temporary shelter/house with equipment coming from the thrash cans in Amsterdam/Europe.
These axis are intended to overlap on one another.
James Beckett, South-Africa/Amsterdam,
Hartanto, Indonesia/ Amsterdam,
Jesus Palomino, Spain/ Amsterdam,
Goddy Leye, Cameroon/ Amsterdam.