Visual Art Centre Doual'art
Douala ~ Cameroon
Doual'art is an independent, non-profit organisation that has revolutionised the art scene in Cameroon. Under the leadership of Marilyn Douala Bell and Didier Schaub (1952-2014), Espace Doual'art presents high quality exhibitions, artists' talks, debates and conferences. Its workshops and residency programmes attract artists from across the region and abroad. Doual'art provides opportunity to research, experiment and develop, as well as introductions to international curators. This first Prince Claus Award to Cameroon honours Doual'art for its clearly articulated vision encompassing aesthetic quality and social engagement, for its innovative efforts to raise awareness of citizens' role in imagining and constructing their city, and for its inspirational impact on the visual arts and on social and cultural development in Central Africa.