Moridja Kitenge Banza
Born 1980 in Kinshasa, Congo Republic
Lives and works in Nantes, France
Reappropriating codes of cultural, political or social representations, Moridja Kitenge Banza created an entire universe denying spatial data as a process of identity, the same one used by early settlers to house native and denying them the freedom to invent. His Video „Hymne a Nous“ shows the artist multiplicated to a choir singing the European hymn „Ode an die Freude“ with his own lyrics.
His intension is not to accuse but to create a new identity by accepting history and looking forward. He has a master in Fine Art from the Fine Art school in Nantes, France. His work is presented in public spaces such as the Lieu unique in Nantes or the Abbey of Ronceray in Angers. In 2010 he wins the Grand Prix Leopold Sedar Senghor.
04.11.2011 - February 2012
Group exhibition with works by Absalon | Joseph Beuys | Sophie Calle | Joe Coleman | Wim Delvoye | Rebecca Horn | Mathilde ter Heijne | Jannis Kounellis | Heinz Mack | Keisuke Matsuura | Christian Meegert | David Noonan | Henk Peeters | Jackson Pollock | Julian Rosefeldt | Matt Saunders | Chiharu Shiota | Miroslav Tichý | Grazia Toderi | Susan Turcot | Franz West | Nick van Woert | Yang Jiechang
at ARNDT Berlin