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Atelier Viking is a studio and an artist-run initiative based in Douala, Cameroon.

Artist Viking Kanganyam André founded atelier Viking in March 1976 to promote contemporary art in Cameroon. The paucity of art galleries in Douala encouraged Kanganyam to create a space where artists could be trained and exhibited. Viking taught visual arts (painting, sculpture, graphic art, drawing and serygraphy) to small groups of students. Viking encouraged his students to explore the potentialities of all media and specifically the possibility of transforming and re-using materials found in loco. Concurrently to their activity of visual artists, they worked in advertising. Since 2001, Viking decided to devote his space mostly to exhibitions.

Atelier Viking is located in the neighbourhood of Bessengue, Rue Jamot face Garage Technique Auto, 100mt from Mobil Bonakouamuang. It collaborates with Art Wash.

Exhibitions and Events Organised by Atelier VikingEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Essombe Mouangué, L'Atelier Viking de Douala: un espace ouvert à toutes les sensibilités artistiques in "Africultures", 2002 [1]
  • Essombe Mouangué, Expositions à Douala: Koko Komégné, Kouoh Eyango, Martin Njombè II in "Africultures", 2003 [2]
  • Giulia Paoletti, Cultural and artistic initiatives in Douala in Douala in Translation. A view of the city and its creative transformative potentials, edited by Doual'art and iStrike Foundation, Episode Publishers, Rotterdam, 2007, pp. 243-247.