WHAT’S NEW… VITSHOIS MWILAMBWE BONDO: GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY MOMO, IN JOHANNESBURG (SOUTH AFRICA)

Wednesday 08 February 2012
© Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Untitled, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 160 x 130 cm
© Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Untitled, 2011, Mixed media on canvas, 160 x 130 cm
AAD logo © AAD
AAD logo © AAD
Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo in Kinshasa
Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo in Kinshasa

The most recent work of Congolese artist Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, painter, sculptor, videographer, and performer, who designed the AAD logo, will be exhibited at the Gallery Momo from February 9 to March 12 2012, as part of a group exhibition.

 

African Artists for Development has for several years followed the work of this artist from Kinshasa.  A graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Academy of Arts in Kinshasa in the early 2000s, he was trained at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg from 2004 to 2005.  It was during his stay at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2008-2009, when AAD commissioned him to design its logo, where color and language are intertwined to build the African continent.

 

Vitschois recently opened a center for contemporary visual arts in Kinshasa (DRC), which aims to provide a cultural platform offering space for meetings, exchanges and promotional diversity of cultural expressions.  This structure aims to create an ideal environment to promote the emergence of young Congelese artists, as Kinshasa is marked by the absence of institutions that support contemporary art, competent art critics, professional galleries, and international cultural events.