GUYODO (frantz jacques, known as)

1973 . port-au-prince . haiti


Guyodo lives and works in the same building where he was born and where he grew up with his grandmother, parents, six sisters and four brothers. Like many other children, after attending several years of primary school he be- gan to make wooden tourist souvenirs. He also played professional football until he was 25. Later, he helped to found the Atis Rezistans art group, whose members make art from discard- ed materials. Some of these works are monumental social and political statements made from car and truck bodies. The entire neighborhood has thus been transformed into a living museum: sculptures line the narrow streets, hang from walls, and spill out of the studios onto the building’s corridors. Besides sculptures, Guyodo also makes drawings of voodoo gods and spirits.