Beya Gille Gacha is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1990 in Paris, of a Cameroonian mother and a French father.
She entered the Ecole du Louvre in 2011, however Beya Gille Gacha is a self-taught artist who conceives her artistic practice as an engagement in an intersectional perspective; thus she creates two collectives including DES GOSSES, in 2016, with artists Rakajoo and Neals Niat, which questions the lack of representation of young Afro-French artists with singular backgrounds.
In 2017, she joined the Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa at UNESCO.
In 2018, she exhibited twice under the curation of Simon Njami: at the Galleria Nazionale in Rome for the exhibition Io e un Altro, and then at the Kampala Biennale #3 within the studio of Pascale Martine Tayou.
In May 2019, she will participate in the Salon Révélations at the Grand Palais alongside artist Barthelemy Toguo.
She has also exhibited in international events such as 1-54 (New York, 2019), AKAA (Paris, 2017-2018), West Lake Art Fair (Hangzhou, 2017) , Manifesta #12 (Palermo, 2018), Afropunk (Paris, 2019), ...
In July 2019, she participates in the 1st edition of the International Biennial of Sculpture of Ouagadougou (BISO) where she wins the 1st prize (Leridon prize) in front of a jury composed of Abdoulaye Konaté, Soly Cissé, Barthelemy Toguo and Gervanne Leridon.
In 2021, she is selected among the finalists of the COAL Prize and participates in the 1st edition of the Nuits des Forêts in the Forest of Fontainebleau.
On the occasion of the Africa 2020 Season, she was appointed ambassador by the French Ministry of Education. She participated in the school manual Tout l'Art du Monde, distributed in all public nursery schools in France.
To date, her work has been included in the acquisitions of institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum or the WorldBank in Washington, D.C., or in private collections such as the Léridon Collection (Cape Town, Paris), Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton (Treviso).
In 2022, she participated in the exhibition La Route des chefferies at the Musée du Quai Branly and in the residency program of the city of Sait Laurent du Maroni. She is also part of the 54 international artists selected for the 14th edition of the Dakar Biennale in which she participates in May 2022.