PATRICK JOEL YONKEU TATCHEDA
As part of the project SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES. Voicing the two ends of migration, a collaboration with the Thread Residency in Sinthian, Senegal, in 2018 thirteen artists will travel back and forth between Senegal and Italy to confront the realities at both ends of migration.
Patrick Joel Yonkeu Tatcheda was born in Douala, Cameroon in 1985. After his scientific training at the Catholic school Saint-Jean Baptiste in Bangangtè, he finally decided to devote himself entirely to the arts. Thanks to a scholarship, he was able to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna for four years, his master's thesis of 2016 deals with Zen in art. In Bologna he holds i.a. intercultural painting workshops with schools and organizations from the Emilia Romagna region. In 2016, Tatcheda was an artist in residence at the Cultural Center Thread of the Josef and the Anni Albers Foundation in Sinthian, Senegal. His works have been presented at IV Biennale Internazionale delle Sculture di Salgemma, Sicily (2017) and Fondation Sindika Dokolo, Luanda, Angola (2017). For Black History Month Florence in Florence, he created a work at the pavilion of Villa Romana (2018). In 2018 his work will be shown in group exhibitions at La Galleria Nazionale, Rome and in the official program of the Dak'Art Biennial L´heure Rouge.