In Memory of Madeleine Mpala Kasongo

Friday 25 July 2014

It is with great sadness that we have learned the death of Madeleine Mpala Kasongo.

The team of African Artist for Development wish to pay tribute to this extraordinary woman.

We will remember Madeleine’s great artistic talent, her kindness, her commitment to women’s community of Makwacha (DRC) and the magical moments we shared during her visit to Paris last April for the exhibition Makwacha at ‘La Maison des Métallos’.


« I wish to extend, on behalf of AAD and on behalf of all the women and men who were fortunate enough to meet Madeleine, our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Madeleine Mpala Kasongo.

Her smile and her paintings enlightened hearts. Madeleine has left us but her laughter is going to say with us forever. »

Gervanne Leridon, co-president of African Artist for Development