Francis Mampuya was born in 1967 in Kinshasa, DRC. He studied Fine Art and with two friends, he founded the group “libristes.” His artistic style features semi-figurative and abstract faces. The faces have no mouth because the people’s voice is silenced or inaudible, the figures are blurred because everything is uncertain.Continue Reading ››
Patrick Willocq is a self taught photographer who lived and worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo for over 7 years. Willocq's describes his latest art project I Am Walé Respect Me, his motivation to experiment with art photography..
I've always been fascinated by Ekonda pygmies because I feel they have in them a wealth that … Continue Reading ››
Congelese artist Kiripi Katembo begun his career as a painter before moving to what he is mostly known for, photography and film. In 2008 he created his first film with a mobile phone Voiture en Carton. The film gained international acclaim. Since then Katembo became the first Congolese filmaker invited to the Berlinale and … Continue Reading ››
We have previously featured Richard Mosse and his photography work in the Congo. Here is more from him as he reveals the stories behind the making of his latest film, 'The Enclave' (2013), in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which will be shown in the Irish Pavilion at this year’s 55th Venice … Continue Reading ››