EDDY ILUNGA KAMUANGA


Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga – Solitude, Saatchi, Art Theme, Loneliness
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Born in 1991 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga lives and works there today. Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga draws influence from the cultural hybridity and structural complexity of Kinshasa. In spite of the limiting conditions imposed by the DRC’s volatile conditions, the artist’s paintings emerge out of a materially rich visual world of patterns and textures. Kamuanga recently set up an artist collective, and his persevering vision is characteristic of the vibrant intellectual community that continues to flourish in Central Africa. Often as bystanders to the political and social turmoil to which they are subjected, in a place where lives are too often derailed by urban delinquency and crime, Kinshasan artists are increasingly compelled to produce art that gives voice to their inner desires and hopes for the future. Kamuanga divides his practice between different kinds of commercial and creative work, drawing on forms of advertising and photography as well as traditional aesthetics. His paintings are an amalgam of complementary pop cultural forms, including music, fashion and, dance.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga, October Gallery, London
The Armory Show 2016, Circle Art Gallery Booth, New York. African Perspectives, curated by Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse.

2015
Exhibition at Le Monde de Flamboyants gallery, Trust Merchant Bank, Kinshasa

2014
Artist residency working with Anne Bertinchamp, Belgium
Exhibition at the Halle des Etoiles, Lubumbashi, DRC
Artist residency at SAHM Studios, Brazzaville, Congo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
The Armory Show 2016, Circle Art Gallery Booth, New York. African Perspectives, curated by Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse.

2015
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, October Gallery, London

2014
Exhibition at the Lylas Space, Kinshasa
Congo esthétique en partage au-delà de géographie, Congo-Brazzaville
Biennale de Dakar Off, Senegal

2013
Master Art 12 at Kin Art Studio (KAS), Kinshasa

2012
Exhibition at the Institut Français, Congo-Brazzaville
Exhibition at the SAHM studios, Congo-Brazzaville
Exhibition at Le Monde de Flamboyants gallery, Trust Merchant Bank, Kinshasa

2009
Festival International des Étoiles, DRC

2007
Permanent exhibition at the Galerie des Beaux-Arts, DRC

 

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