Moufouli Bello

Moufouli Bello


140 x 110 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Moufouli Bello


140 x 110 cm

Acrylic on canvas


Moufouli Bello

Miss Tambourine Girl

140 x 110 cm

Acrylic on canvas


Price available on request


Previous exhibitions and projects

Solo Exhibitions

  • Moufouli Bello, Résidence de l’Union Européenne, Cotonou, Bénin, 2018

  • Papyrus, French Institute of Benin, Cotonou, Bénin, 2016

Group Exhibitions  

  • Art X Art Fair, SMO Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019

  • By Women Only, Nelly Wandji Gallery, Paris, 2019

  • Ils Pourront Couper Toutes Les Fleurs, Ils N’empêcheront Pas La Venue Du Printemps (They Can Cut All the Flowers, They Will Never Stop The Spring), French Institute of Benin, Cotonou, Bénin, 2018

  • Le Fresnoy à Cotonou, French Institute of Benin, Cotonou, Bénin, 2018

  • Nos Printemps, Le Centre, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin, 2018

  • Homo Planta, Fondation Blachère, Apt, France, 2018

  • Kifouli Dossou & Moufouli Bello, Résidence de l’Union Européenne, Cotonou, Bénin, 2018

  • Amazones, Le Centre, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin, 2017

  • Le grand festin, Galerie Mario Mauroner, Vienna, Austria, 2017

  • Afrique au cœur, Villa Abdelatif, Algiers, Algeria, 2017

  • Open studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 2016

  • Les Portes Ouvertes, National School of Art, Dijon, France, 2016

About the artist


Moufouli Bello is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Cotonou, Benin. Whilst her practice is primarily drawing and painting, Bello’s use of media has diversified over time to include animation, installation, photography, sound and digital art.

Bello’s professional artistic practice officially began in 2012 in Cotonou, Benin and she has since participated in international exhibitions including in Paris, Lomé, Casablanca and Vienna.

Sources of inspiration

Bello's ongoing interest in issues surrounding identity forms the basis of inspiration for a significant amount of her work. She places considerable emphasis on the impact of traditions, culture, politics and most recently technology on our perception of the self and society, our emotions and human behaviour. Her ideological outlook is powerfully conveyed in her earlier body of work titled Papyrus, which focuses on the subject of identity and ethnicity, whilst We Should Disobey looks into issues of systemic sexism.


Artistic intentions

Bello views art as a way of encouraging people to question their perception of society and as a way to highlight key social issues. Through a diverse spectrum of media ranging from animation to photography to sound and digital art, Bello has one lasting, primary intention – to highlight issues that have not yet been resolved and questions that have not yet been answered.

Influence of Sounds

“I actually tend to work in silence when I am producing work so that I can concentrate my thoughts. However whenever I do choose to insert sounds into my process, I usually listen to documentaries or programmes about subjects that interest me and I find that I am able to draw my inspiration from that.”

Going forward

“I’d like to think that art will remain in the future, as a protected means of free expression to sublimate reality, to denounce it and to encourage us to continue to question our individual perceptions of society.”