08.03 – 08.05.2024

Onomo

Boulevard du Mono, Lomé, Togo

Caritative exhibition
“Mémoire Rêveuse” by photographer
Parmenas Awudza

At the initiative of the Yawoa foundation, one of the finalists for the ellipse 2023 Prize has been selected to produce original photos, which are exhibited and sold for the benefit of people hospitalized at the University Hospital in Lomé, in order to contribute to their healthcare costs.

An exhibition honouring
the dream and the woman-child bond

Mixing art and solidarity, Yawoa foundation is at the source of a charity project in partnership with the Women Working for Change association, Dagan magazine and the Onomo hotel of Lomé, supported by ellipse art projects.

This charitable exhibition, for which the ellipse 2023 finalist Parmenas Awudza has been chosen to produce an original series of photos, aims to raise funds to contribute to the health costs of a woman or girl admitted to the neonatal unit.

This photographic solo-show, produced in Lomé in December 2023, is inspired by the theme of “Dreamy Memory” (cf. 2023 edition of the ellipse Prize), illustrating children’s dreams and the singular place that mothers occupy for them. From dreams and aspirations to the notion of inheritance, this exhibition explores the essence of these inextricable links.

The exhibition opens on the occasion of the International Women’s Rights Day, March 8, 2024.

Parmenas Awudza

Parmenas Awudza is a Togolese photographer born in 2000.

Self-taught since the age of 16, the artist now travels the world in search of ephemeral coincidences that he captures, transforming the trivialities of everyday life into captivating scenes. Using contrasting colors and offbeat framing, the artist immortalizes and transcribes the beauty of everyday life, offering genuine visual testimony to the territories he roams.

In the “Dreamy memory” project, the artist wanted to explore the intimate connection between women and children, by creating a visual narrative highlighting its transformative power in shaping the dreams of future generations. From the transmission of knowledge to moments of complicity, this exhibition aims to capture the emotional depth of this singular relationship.

Our partners during this exhibition

Déposez votre candidature pour le Prix ellipse 2024

L’appel à candidatures est dédié aux artistes visuels 18/40 ans, résidant au Bénin ou béninois résidant sur le continent.

Les candidats doivent également être non représentés (en contrat) avec une galerie.

L’éligibilité de chaque candidat reste à l’appréciation de l’organisateur (voir détails dans le règlement ci-dessous).

Pour déposer votre candidature, il suffit de remplir ce formulaire en fournissant les informations obligatoires (*).

Les participants doivent également déposer un portfolio de leur travail (5 à 10 œuvres, template ci-dessous si besoin) ainsi qu’un projet d’exposition en lien avec la thématique 2024 (détaillée ci-dessous) qui fera l’objet de l’exposition du futur lauréat lors de la foire AKAA en octobre 2024 à Paris.

Formulaire candidature

1/4 – Informations personnelles

2/4 – Adresse et Réseaux Sociaux

3/4 – Biographie et note d’intention

Un template permettant de réaliser un portfolio est à votre disposition, veuillez vous y référer.

Un document d’aide est disponible afin de vous aider à remplir cette demande.

Form application EN

1/4 – Informations personnelles

2/4 – Adresse et Réseaux Sociaux

3/4 – Biographie et note d’intention

A template for creating a portfolio is available, please refer to it.

A help document is available to assist you in completing this application.

 

Apply for the Ellipse 2024 Prize

The call for applications is dedicated to visual artists aged 18/40, living in Benin or Beninese living on the continent.

Candidates must also be unrepresented (under contract) with a gallery.

The eligibility of each candidate remains at the discretion of the organizer (see details in the rules below).

To apply, simply fill in this form with the required information (*).

Participants must also submit a portfolio of their work (5 to 10 artworks, template below if required) as well as an exhibition project in line with the 2024 theme (detailed below), which will be the subject of the future winner’s exhibition at the AKAA fair in October 2024 in Paris.

Formulaire candidature

1/4 – Informations personnelles

2/4 – Adresse et Réseaux Sociaux

3/4 – Biographie et note d’intention

Un template permettant de réaliser un portfolio est à votre disposition, veuillez vous y référer.

Un document d’aide est disponible afin de vous aider à remplir cette demande.

Form application EN

1/4 – Informations personnelles

2/4 – Adresse et Réseaux Sociaux

3/4 – Biographie et note d’intention

A template for creating a portfolio is available, please refer to it.

A help document is available to assist you in completing this application.