Jean Katambayi Mukendi

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° 1974

Lives in Lumbumbashi (CD), born in Lumbumbashi (CD).

Aside from being an artist, Jean Katambayi Mukendi is also impassioned by technology, mechanics, geometry and electricity. In his work he combines influences from daily life with experience gained from his training as electrician. He creates fragile and complex installations driven by sophisticated electrical mechanisms. His technological discoveries are part of a search for solutions to social problems in current Congolese society.


Solo exhibitions at trampoline in Antwerp and Enough Room for Space in Brussels in 2016, and at Stroom in The Hague in 2017. Numerous group exhibitions, notably the 11th Dak’Art biennial in Dakar in 2014, the 12th Habana Biennial and the 4th Lubumbashi Biennale, both in 2015. Represented in the M HKA collection.

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