Hélène Amouzou

Hélène Amouzou was born in Togo, West Africa, in 1969 and has been living in Brussels (Belgium) for the last twenty years. Photography has proved to be the medium best suited for her artistic research and technical experiments. She prefers to work with film, which she sees as demanding greater attention to detail. She creates her own distinctive and haunting imagery, which speaks to the contemporary issue of the people in exile and of those invisibilized. “Self-portraiture is a way of writing without words. My aim is to reveal the deepest parts of myself.”

Hélène Amouzou
Hélène Amouzou, Autoportrait, Molenbeek, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

From the Archives

  • 2023 / core / exhibition / outdoor

    Writing Without Words: The Autoportraits of Hélène Amouzou

    Togolese-Belgian photographer Hélène Amouzou creates distinctive imagery through long exposures, generating photographic apparitions that speak to the issues of displacement and exile. Presented in an outdoor installation at Metro Hall, the 13 haunting, larger-than-life images both reveal the deepest parts of the artist herself, and evoke the spectre of people forced into movement across the globe.