Mawena Yehouessi


Born in 90 in Cotonou (Benin), Mawena Yehouessi (aka M.Y or M/Y or MY) is an art curator, a writer, a searcher and an artist.

Founder of the Black(s) to the Future collective and currently undergoing a PhD @ Villa Arson / Université Côte d´Azur, she lives and works between Paris and Nice (France). Trained in literature, philosophy, art projects management and contemporary dance, M.Y spans through alter-futurisms and poïethic realities : she (Mawena) and they (M/Y) work around an imploratory (rather than exploratory), collaborative and prospective methodology of collage where mediums and spaces oscillate from being visual/digital syncretism and film-making to poetry writing, translation, pedagogy, concept-coining, collective gathering, study, improvised dancing, making-up (cooking) parties and calling them exhibitions… Put otherwise, MY is part of those ghost generations of un-classifiable-beings, whose wor(l)ds, imaginaries, hustles & jobs are an aggregation of slashes, glitches, subcommoning and displacements.