Biography / Cv

Sculptor and ceramist by education, Nkembo Moswala has opened up his practice after his classical education at the Academy of Fine Arts of his hometown Kinshasa, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts in 2011. Eager to explore something different from his academic education, he started to experiment and to explore other materials and mediums in a recycling spirit.   ​He worked with the Kin Art Studio for 4 years, where he kept growing as an artist. After two participations to the Master Art workshop organised in 2013 and 2014 in Kinshasa by that art platform, Nkembo's work was presented at the Yango Biennale in 2014 in Kinshasa.

He was in residency in February 2019 at AADK Spain in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia), and 3 months later, he attended the Art OMI summer residency in New-York, Ghent. In February 2020, he held his first solo show titled ‘World for Sale - Prix Mangondo’ in Milton Keynes (UK). Later that year, his installation Mayebo was included in the Art Off-Screen international exhibition. 

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

 

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


 

Grant

2019 Mobility fund, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

 

Press


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

http://artafricamagazine.org/spotlight-on-the-art-of-darkness/

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