Born in 1996 in Garoua, Cameroon, Leuna has been following her artistic training since 2014 at the Nkongsamba Institute of Fine Arts until 2019 where she obtains her Master's degree in Arts
plastics "paint-video" option. She participated in Art-kéo workshops during her academic career. Marked by the beauty of Nature, the plant, animal and human universe are her sources, energies for her artistic practice. Leuna expresses herself through painting, collage and most recently video. She participates in several artistic residencies including the << young hopefuls competition residence edition 2 >> at the Ateliers Hervé youmbi in Douala, the << RIAC edition 9 >> at the Sahm workshops in Brazzaville and is currently in residence at the Studio 123 by artist Justine Gaga in Bonendale. She is also winner of the first prize in the 2021 young hopefuls competition (Pascal Martine Tayou prize) and the special women's prize in tribute to the artist Ginette Daleu. Member of the New Spirit collective, she lives and works in Douala, Cameroon.
In 2018 at the end of my studies at the Nkongsamba Institute of Fine Arts, I focus on the exploration of collage and the
painting. I always had this passion to paint flowers, trees, forests, butterflies and birds in the representation
bodies. These elements are part of the space we inhabit and which, every day, shapes us, absorbs us, challenges us on
In 2019, I continue the research, this time by proposing hybrid bodies, half human half tree highlighting the side
motherhood of the woman.
The period of the coronavirus crisis does not leave me indifferent, I participate in the temporary exhibition project outside the hall
from the Mam gallery on the theme "Art against coronavirus". This exhibition was open to all, a strong awareness of the
pandemic scaring us. This work with characters modeled on plants highlights this period marked by a strong return
to natural plants for the well-being and survival of humans.
These are self-portraits. The period of confinement has been a continuous moment of observation, I take the risk in my
artistic practice of cutting out what has already been painted in order to stick it back together by recreating effects with the aim of exteriorizing my state.
That of the fear of human destiny threatened by a virus. At the moment there was an imbalance, a psychological disorder in the place of the human.
The act of sticking in my creative process is an ongoing attempt for me to redo, to carefully reconstruct
our sacred link to Mother Earth and its living beings with whom we are called to live together. In fact the body for me
is this space that I consider unfinished leaving me a possible to imagine and repaint to give a moving dimension of
In 2022, a year where I find the right balance between the different tracks already covered. Images of printed landscapes
become matter and abounds in vegetable energy and captures the moments of this atmosphere in the environment. The earth
inspires me, manifested in a diverse and varied way. Given the speed with which our environment is changing, my works
bear witness to the value and beauty of a natural world to be preserved.
2019: Master in Plastic Arts option painting-video
2017: Bachelor's degree in Plastic Arts option painting-drawing
2014: German A4 Baccalaureate
2022: IN A NEW SKIN, French Institute of Yaoundé
2021: RAVY, edition 7, Yaoundé Cameroon
2021: CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE AND COLLECTIVE IDENTITY OF CAMEROON
(Group exhibition in
as part of the 2021 young hopefuls competition), Doual'art, Cameroon
2021: THE INVISIBLE HUMANITIES, Galerie Année Kadji, Douala, Cameroon
2021: SENSITIVE APPROACH, Bolo space Art and Culture, Douala, Cameroon
2020: ARTu-ELLES INTERFERENCES, Kadji Gallery, Edition 1, Douala, Cameroon
2020: TRAIT D'UNION, Bushman Abidjan, Ivory Coast
2019: THE KAI, Galerie Année Kadji, Edition 1, Douala, Cameroon
2019: BALAMA (Bali Art Maket), Douala, Cameroon
2019: ARTHOME, Carré des Artistes, Douala, Cameroon
2019: DOUALA ART FAIR, Edition 2, Douala, Cameroon
2019: collective exhibition NEW SPIRIT at Restaurant le Paradis, Douala, Cameroon
2018: WOMAN POWER, Bandjoun Station in Bandjoun, Cameroon
2021: Young hopefuls competition residency, Edition 2, Ateliers Hervé Youmbi, Douala, Cameroon
2021: RIAC, Edition 9, Ateliers Sahm, Congo-Brazaville
2022: Residency in tribute to artist Ginette Daleu, Studio 123, Edition 1, Bonendale
2021: Winner of the FIRST PASCAL MARTINE TAYOU PRIZE in the Youth competition
2021: SAHM ATELIERS DISCOVERY Prize in Visual Arts