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OTHEO (ONDIGUI ONANA, Theodore)

Cameroon

    OTHEO (ONDIGUI ONANA, Theodore)
    ROOTS OF TRADITION AND CULTURAL COOPERATION

    Mixed media - obom (traditional Cameroon textile made from tree bark), cauris and oil on canvas
    126  x 97.5  cm

    Date of entry at UNESCO


    Donation made to UNESCO by the Minister for Culture of Cameroon, during the Director General of UNESCO's official visit to Cameroon from January 15 to 17 2004.

    Country of origin
      Cameroon


    © OTHEO, 2002
    © Photo: UNESCO


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    Artist Biography
    Born in Youndé (Cameroon), Théodore Ondigui Onanan, known as Otheo, is a versatile artist, both musician and painter. He has actively participated in several of his country’s cultural events, such as the first festival of contemporary African dance at the Republic of Cameroon’s Art museum, in 2005. He has been President of the administrative board for the “Société civile de gestion des droits d’auteur et droits voisins des arts plastiques et graphiques” (Socadap), which aims at protecting artist rights in Cameroon, since 2003. His aim in art is to emphasize the importance of African traditions and rites.

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