John Fou

© Courtesy of John Fou and cadet capela

Born in 1983, Les Lilas, FR
Lives and works in Paris, FR

John Fou is a self-taught artist with a background in the world of live performance, more particularly circus, dance and theatre. He has developed a practice of figurative painting in which he stages social interactions between animals of different species, as an allegory of his life, and overall of human relationships. The artist explores influences that include mythology, cave paintings, psychology, dance, video games, cartoons, and painting; from Géricault, Huguette Caland, via George Stubbs, Piero di Cosimo, Etruscan frescoes and Le Douanier Rousseau.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Berntson Bhattacharjee, London, UK; Galerie Dauphine, Paris, FR; Palazzo Monti, Brescia, IT; Stems Gallery, Paris, FR; The Curator’s Room, Barcelona, ES; DUMONTEIL Contemporary, Paris, FR; Roman Road, London, UK; Greenline Foundation, Paris, FR; cadet capela, Paris, FR; Le Château du Marais, Val-Saint-Germain, FR; POUSH Manifesto - OFF Art Paris Paris, FR; Ruttkowski 68 Paris, FR; Guido Romero Pierini, Paris, FR; CIRCUS Théâtre de Vanves, FR and The Hole gallery, New York NY. He also took part to institutional exhibitions including: Space José Augusto Santos, Natal, BR and FRAC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FR. John Fou recently participated to Casa Santa Ana Residency, Panama City, PA; Palazzo Monti residency, Brescia, IT; PLOP residency, London, UK; UMA PENHA residency, Lisbon, PT; Greenline foundation, Paris, FR and Château du Marais, Val-Saint-Germain, FR.

John Fou’s works are part of institutional collections such as the X Museum Collection the Hermès Collection and the Greenline Collection.

Curriculum vitae

  • X Museum, Beijing, CN
  • Hermes Foundation, Paris, FR
  • Greenline foundation, Paris, FR