Romuald Hazoumè was born in 1962 in Porto Novo, Benin, where he lives and works.

October Gallery in London held Hazoumè’s first solo exhibition at the gallery in 2005. In 2007, October Gallery collaborated with the British Museum to present the work La Bouche du Roi, a monumental installation, which acted as a powerful tribute to those who suffered the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. It toured to Hull, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Coventry; and the Horniman Museum, London.

Hazoumè’s work has been exhibited in major international galleries and museums across the globe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris; and ICP, New York.

In 2018, Hazoumè was included in the Kyotographie International Photography Festival, Kyoto. Recent exhibitions including his works are Ex-Africa, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; Expression(s) décoloniale(s) #2, Château des Duc de Bretagne, Musée d’Histoire de Nantes, Nantes; and Portable Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds.

His works are in prominent public and private collections around the world, including the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; MoMA, New York; the Pigozzi Collection, Geneva; and Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.