Alexandre Kyungu | DRC
“I attempt to question the cartographic policy of Africa and the rest of the world in contemporary society.”
Alexandre Kyungu Mwilambwe was born in 1992, in Kinshasa and currently lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, he is co-founder of Vision Total Group and works in collaboration with Kin Art Studio (KAS).
Alexandre has participated in several group exhibitions and residency workshops in his country and abroad.
Kyungu combines painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation in his artistic practice. His favorite medium is the “door” that, for him, is synonymous with openness, meeting, and discovery in an increasingly universal society. His work is built around questions related to the urban space, exploring the parallels between urban mapping and scarification of the body.
His work functions as a “cartographic essay”, in which he tries to build a new and global world while merging and juxtaposing the maps of different cities.
It is a way for him to question the city, to erase the boundaries between peoples, and give birth to a single territory in the imaginary space of his work.
Selected solo exhibition:
Workshop Artist’s studio, Bag factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
Look It In, Mobile Gallery, Kin ArtStudio, Kinshasa, DRC
Selected group exhibition:
Doors, Eyes And Tribal Marks, Group Exhibition, AKKA Project Dubai, Dubai, UAE
TRAJECTORY, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
TRANSITION, KinArt Studio, Young Congo Biennial first edition, Kinshasa, D.R.Congo
AKAA, fourth edition of the art fair, Gallérie Angalia, Paris, France
The International Session, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
YOUNG CONGO, organized by Kin Art Studio in Kinshasa, DR Congo
5th edition of the Lubumbashi Biennale (Rencontre PICHA )
Kinshasa 2050, organized by the Institut français de Kinshasa and the
Goethe Institut de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DR Congo
Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kinshasa, DR Congo
The determination that creates freedom, vi.to group, Kinshasa, DR Congo
The experience, vi.to group, Kinshasa, DR Congo