Moridja Kitenge Banza

Biography - Moridja Kitenge Banza

Born in Kinshasa in 1980, Moridja Kitenge Banza, graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Kinshasa in 1999. In 2003 he continues his artistic studies at the Nantes School of Art (Beaux-arts Nantes) in France, where he obtained a National Higher Diploma in Visual Expression.* In 2010 he was awarded the first prize at the Dakar Biennale for his video Hymne à nous and his installation 1848 à nos jours.

In 2011 he participated in THE EPHEMERAL exhibition at the Arndt Gallery in Berlin, along with fellow artists Joseph Beuys and Sophie Calle. His works have been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum of Roskilde in Denmark, at the first edition of the Casablanca biennale, and at the National Arts Festival of Grahamstown in South Africa.  

His artistic approach lies somewhere between fiction and reality and serves as the means by which he questions history, memory and identity through the lens of social, economic and political contexts.