Biography / Cv

 

 

                                 

                                              Moswala has worked with Kin ArtStudio for 4 years, where                                         he kept growing as an artist. After two participations to the Master Art workshop organized in 2013 and 2014 in Kinshasa by the same art platform, Nkembo's work was presented at the Yango Biennale in 2014 in Kinshasa. 

 

He was in residency at AADK Spain in Centro Negra in February 2019, and 3 months later, he attended the Art OMI summer residency in New-York, Ghent. In 2020, his installation Mayebo was included in the Art Off-Screen international exhibition.

 

After several collective exhibitions, Nkembo presented his first solo show 'World for Sale - Prix Mangondo' in 2020 at Jojo Hair Lounge in Milton Keynes. Last year, he presented his installation Mayebo in the public space of Lévis (Canada/Québec) in partnership with Regart.

 

From next summer onwards, he will be leading a new collective project entitled 'Dans la Peau d’Izidore Bakanja' with the support of the Quebec government, which will culminate in an exhibition in November 2022.

Educations


2006 – 2011 Académie de Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2000 – 2006 Institut de Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

Residencies

2019 June – July Art OMI, Ghent, New York, USA

2019 February AADK Spain, Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia, Spain

2014 Master Art 2, Kin Artstudio, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo Groups Shows

2014 OFF Biennale YANGO, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2014 Master Art 2, Kin Artstudio, Kinshasa D.R.Congo

Solo Show

2021 July - September Mayebo, Parc de la paix, Centre Regart, Levis, Canada

2020 February World For Sale "Prix-Mangondo", Milton Keynes, UK

 

Group Show

2020 Septembre Art Off Screen, Neumeraki, New York, USA

2019 June – July Art OMI, Ghent, New York, USA

2019 February AADK Spain, Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia, Spain

2014 YANGO Biennial,  Centre Wallonie Bruxelle, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2014 Master Art 2, Kin Artstudio, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo Groups Shows

Workshops

2016 Comment déveloper un projet artistique convainquant, Goethe Institut, by N’Goné Fall and Virginie Dupray, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2014 MasterArt2, KinArtstudio, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2013 MasterArt1, KinArtstudio, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2012 ARC Play Urban

2008 Studio Malembe Maa CWB, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo
 

Grants

2022 Culture et inclusion, Québec gouvernement

2019 Mobility fund, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Press/Media

Journal Le Soleil - Québec

Nkembo Moswala: faire pousser l’espoir | Arts | Le Soleil - Québec

Radio Canada

Œuvres d'art public à Québec et à Lévis | Vidéos | ICI Radio-Canada.ca

Journal de levis

https://www.journaldelevis.com/1068/Art.html?id=81288

La Opinion de Murcia

https://www.laopiniondemurcia.es/cultura-sociedad/2019/02/27/caja-negra-abreblanca/1000219.html

AADK Spain

NKEMBO in residency at Blanca Murcia Spain - YouTube

Art Africa Magazine

Spotlight on the Art of Darkness - Art Africa Magazine

CNN, Kinshasa's trash-to-treasure art

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/international/2014/07/25/spc-inside-africa-kinshasa-art-b.cnn 6:04

2014 DRC art and adaptation, AFP

2009 September Canalsat Magazine, Pge20
 

Designs

2018 Trophy “Lorenzo Natali Media Prize” European Union, Collaboration with Diakota Mabilama Serge

2015 Brand image “Supreme Hand”, Milton Keynes, England

2014 Brand Image "Young and Bold African", London, England

2014 Trophy “Gospel Day”, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2011 Trophy “Okapi Award”, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2009 Trophy “Podium Exprimez - Vous” Tigo, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2009 Trophy “Festival International de Gospel de Kinshasa”, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

2008 Trophy “Festival International de Gospel de Kinshasa”, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

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Nkembo Moswala is a multidisciplinary artist. With a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts obtained in 2011 from the Academy of Fine Arts of his hometown Kinshasa, he went on to explore innovative and contemporary art forms and practices using a variety of materials and mediums. His work articulates around a technique of incision called ’Nzoloko’, and comments upon the harmful effects of a global and capitalist economy - especially in his home country, the DRC. Ultimately, Nkembo’s works are visual interpretations of the transformative potential of the (im-)materiality of such effects and consequences.