Born in Abidjan, a biochemist by training, Gauz arrived in France in 1999 for the official reason of finishing his studies in biochemistry, and for the unofficial reason of “seeing elsewhere”. An undocumented time, Gauz aligns professional experiences of all kinds (from gardener to database designer, from vigil to consultant at La Francophonie, etc.) he launched out as a screenwriter in 2004, then became documentary maker, photographer, director of ‘an economic newspaper, editor-in-chief of a webmagazine, promoter of a literary prize … Since 2011, he has returned to live in Ivory Coast and now divides his life between Grand-Bassam and Paris.