Moridja Kitenge Banza

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. In 2010, he received the first prize at the Dakar Biennale for the video Hymne à nous and his installation De 1848 à nos jours. His work has been presented at the Musée Dauphinois (France), at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Roskilde, Denmark), at the Arndt Gallery and nGbK (Berlin, Germany), at the Biennale de Casablanca (Morocco), at the Fondation Attijariwafa Bank (Morocco), at the Fondation Blachère (France), at the National Arts Festival de Grahamstown (South Africa) as well as the Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal).

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