Moridja Kitenge Banza The Map

Date(s): Apr 14 to May 19 2018

Exhibition

M. Kitenge Banza, 2017

Beginning in 2009, The Map is an ongoing, perpetually transforming project in which the artist questions his identity through the creation of personal world maps without borders, the artificial legacy of history. This poetic cartography is a reflection of Kitenge Banza’s identity and transformation through the places he occupies within the world over time. Of his work, Kitenge Banza says: “This body of work tracks a topographical portrait of my life, symbolized by sets and subsets interconnected by arrows depicting my movements and displacements. The map itself becomes a compass. Borrowing from ancient mapmaking codes, the work suggests that the only countries that exist are the ones I’ve discovered, questioning the existence of the Other in relation to my own.”

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M. Kitenge Banza, 2017

Moridja Kitenge Banza is a Canadian artist of Congolese origin, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He graduated from the Académie des beaux-arts de Kinshasa and l’École supérieure des beaux-arts de Nantes Métropole. His practice interrogates the history, memory and identity of the places he inhabits or has formerly inhabited, particularly the place he occupies within them. His projects consist of paintings, installations, photographs, drawings and videos.

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The Map, Moridja Kitenge Banza – Photos Romain Guilbault 2018

The Map, Moridja Kitenge Banza – Photos Romain Guilbault 2018

The Map, Moridja Kitenge Banza – Photos Romain Guilbault 2018

The Map, Moridja Kitenge Banza – Photos Romain Guilbault 2018

The Map, Moridja Kitenge Banza – Photos Romain Guilbault 2018

The Map, Moridja Kitenge Banza – Photos Romain Guilbault 2018