Pierre-Christophe Gam

Born in 1983 in Paris, from a Cameroonian father and a Chadian mother, Pierre-Christophe Gam trained as an interior architect at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and at the Central St. Martins School in London.

In pre-colonial West Africa, griots were the guardians of the memory of the community, which they passed on through initiation songs and stories. PCG sees his practice as a continuation of this great tradition. He creates new narratives inspired by myths stemming from Africa and its diaspora, pre-colonial heritage, which he brings to life within interactive, physical and virtual spaces, within which the public is invited to dream and envision reality beyond the limitations of our present.

– “The Secret to Reality is that Everything is just a Dream, and it is only when Dreams are seeded onto the infinite soil of our Imagination that they can manifest into our World “ –

PCG’s practice is based on the idea of dreams as the starting point from which reality is manifested. His installations are some kinds of accelerators of the imagination, whose goal it is to facilitate the envisioning of more optimistic and virtuous scenarios of the future. His work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Lagos photo Festival and the Addis Foto fest among others.