Chéri Samba
Congolese, born 1956
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Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2015
Dare You To Look: Radical Realizations in Portraiture,
Burning in Water
Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko,
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Picasso.mania,
RMN Grand Palais

Chéri Samba was a founding member of the “Popular painting” school along with Pierre Bodo, his paintings exposing everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa. His representative, often fantastical paintings incorporate graphic narrative and figures with text and word bubbles that address …

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