Born 1974 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Master of Fine Art (Distinction), Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
Photography at Vega (The Brand Communication School), Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Kinshasa, DRC
State Diploma in Art (Sculpture Major) at the Institut des Beaux- Arts, Kinshasa, DRC
Luxembourg Art Prize finalist (supported by Herve Lancelin gallery).
Between the Lines’ Symposium (exchange between Michaelis Art School and Braunschweig School of Art, Germany).
Artist in residency, Prohelvetia Swiss Art Council, IAAB (Christoph Merian Foundation), Basel/Switzerland.
First selected artist for Hollard Creative Exchange Program, Cape Town & Johannesburg.
Celeste Prize Award Finalist, Invisible Dogs Gallery Brooklyn, NYC. 2010 Voices, Spier Contemporary
Bienniale Finalist –Selected public Performance art, City Hall/Grand Parade, Cape Town.
Table mountain cable way station award (group award for best design proposal).
Coucou Crumble, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa
Masks Of Heterotopia, Officine dell’Immagine, Milan, Italy
Mupia-Mupia, Fondation Friedrich Naumann, Dakar, Senegal
Mupia-Mupia, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa
Notre Peau, The Association for Visual Art (AVA) Gallery/ the Hollard Exchange Programme, Cape Town, South Africa
Echoes (travelling exhibition): Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth; Alliance Française of Pretoria; Alliance Française of Durban; Alliance Française of Mbabane, Swaziland; Alliance
Française of Maputo, Mozambique; Alliance Française of Johannesburg
ECHOES, Alliance Francaise of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Maurice Mbikayi, Framery Art Gallery, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London.
CONGOVILLE, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.
SUPERNATURAL, Sculptural Vision of the Body, Oulu Museum of Art, Finland.
SUPERNATURAL, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany.
Positive Planet Investor Forum, Kensington Palace, London, UK
Still Here Tomorrow to High Five You Yesterday…, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
Face with Tears of Joy, Blitz, Valletta, Malta
Digital Imaginaries: Africas in Production, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa; Kër Thiossane, Dakar, Senegal; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
AKAA, Paris, France
Congo Stars, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
ON/OFF, Casa Victor Hugo, Havana, Cuba 17 Biennale De Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi, DRC
YOUNG CONGO, Kin ArtStudio, Kinshasa, DRC
Urban Axis / Another Antipodes, PS Art Space, Freemantle, Australia
WE CALL IT “AFRICA”, Artists From Sub-Saharan Africa, Officine dell’Immagine, Milan, Italy
Paradoxal Stranger, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa
Troubled Land, (Performance/Video Installation), Iziko South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
On Entropy and Becoming, AVA Gallery
Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
Art of the Lived Experiment, The Bluecoat School Lane Liverpool, UK and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Window Exhibition/ Traces at Dock, with Miatta Kawinzi (New York), Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri (Helsinki), Basel, Switzerland
Thinking Africa and the Diaspora Differently, Centre for African Studies (CAS), UCT, Cape Town, South Africa
Celeste Prize Finalists Exhibition & Awards, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2010 reasons to live in a small town, Goethe on Main Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
AFRIKA SUR L’ÉVENEMENT POÉTIQUE, Centre Culturel des Mazades, Toulouse, France
Amani Art Festival 2010, Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
The Association for the Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Art Reach Exhibition, The Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town, South Africa
The Art of Determination, Harare International Festival of the Arts, National Gallery of Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
The Soul of Africa, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, South Africa
Human Rights Day, Iziko Slave Lodge Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
Group Exhibition, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
X-Cape Circuit, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
A journey together, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Portrait Exhibition, The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
A Response to Picasso & Africa, Alliance Française of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
COLLABORATIONS & WORKSHOPS
Spier Contemporary 2010 Performance Workshop, facilitated by Jay Pather and Africa Centre, Cape Town.
“Portrait” a film documentary co-directed for Swedish Students for the Red Cross Exchange Programme, Cape Town-SA.
Co-facilitation of workshop “UP and Down” research project from “2010 Reasons to live in a small Town” Project, Supported by the Visual Art Network of South Africa (VANSA) at Gauteng and Western Cape/ South Africa.
Facilitation of 3 days workshop “Strokes of Genius Project” ( a Visual Art Development Project with young artist) at Bien Donnée Mannor Farm-Simondium, in association with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the Department of Trade and Industry, Paarl/ Western Cape-South Africa.
Co-facilitated a series of Therapeutic Art Workshops (together with a Psychologist) for the elderly and a group of adolescents, at Catholic Welfare and Development/CWD.
Trauma and Healing Project, Delft, Woodstock and Khayelitsha, Cape Town -SA.
Co-facilitated a series of Therapeutic Art workshop with HIV/AIDS women, CWD Trauma and Healing Project, Delft, Cape Town-SA.
Co-facilitated as Volunteer an Art Therapy Programme for children at Lawrence House Shelter, Woodstock, Cape Town.
“Talking Heads” a Video performance with Magdalena Kunz and Daniel Glaser (Swiss guest artists / Pro Helvetia Swiss Council), Cape Town.
Co-illustrated a series of children’s textbooks for Longman Publishing Company, Cape Town.
Co-Facilitated an Educational Youth Programme in collaboration with Africa Centre and CitySkin group, and in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition of Spier Contemporary 2007, Cape Town.
“The Art of the Dessent’ – a Canadian film documentary programme in collaboration with Jonathan Shapiro, Zwanke Mbuli, Ruth Carnesson, Lionel Davis (Community Projects) with Scott Milne (Project Manager and Field researcher on Research Assessment Services in Toronto Canada), Cape Town-SA – Educational Youth Programme and a series of mixed-media installations at IZIKO Museum / SA with Kathy Coates, Cape Town.
Co-facilitated an Art Therapy Exchange Programme for refugee women and children, Voyage Ensemble Project at the Scalabrini Centre, Bonne Esperance (CWD) and Masipumelele, Cape Town.
2006 – 2007
“Multimediations” Programme: A long-term programme initiated by Cape Africa Platform (in collaboration with City Varsity: School of Media and Creative Arts), Cape Town.
2006 – 2008
“Voyage Ensemble Project”: art exchange programme with various local and migrants artists: Fostering the Anti- Xenophobia funded by Pro Helvetia and the Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town.
The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Washington.
Nando’s Art Collection, South Africa, UK, Australia, and USA.
The Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts.
Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland.
The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
The Pérez Art Museum in Miami.
The Iziko South African National Gallery.
Galila’s P.O.C, Brussels, Belgium.
The Scheryn Art Collection, Cape Town.
Progressive Art Collection, Ohio.
Spier Arts Trust, Cape Town.
Nando’s Art Collection SOUTH AFRICA, UK, AUSTRALIA AND USA
OTHER MUSEUMS EXHIBITED
Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu, Finland.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA), Cape Town.
Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.
ZKM/ Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, Michigan.
National Museum of Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe.