Moridja Kitenge Banza (b. 1980, Kinshasa) graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Kinshasa in 1999, and the Nantes School of Art in France (Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes) in 2008. In 2010, he was awarded the first prize at the Dakar Biennial for his video, Hymne à nous, and his installation, 1848 à nos jours. In 2012, he participated in the inaugural Casablanca Biennial. His work has been exhibited in France, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Canada, and South Africa. His artistic approach lies somewhere between fiction and reality, serves as a means by which he questions history, memory, and identity through the lens of social, economic, and political contexts. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal.
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2018: 12th Biennial of Young Creation at La Graineterie Art Center Houilles, France
His work has been in Le Huffington Post Quebec, Le Devoir, artNet News, Artribune and Jeune Afrique.
Moridja Kitenge Banza