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BIOGRAPHY

Gosette Lubondo is a Congolese photographer and visual artist based in Kinshasa, DRC. She graduated in Visual Communication from the Academy of Fine Arts Kinshasa. Inspired by the work of her father, a professional photographer, she participated from a young age in various Kinois photography workshops, including Eza Possible, a collective organized by photographer Bruno Budjelal.  

Her work concerns memory and the history of spaces and people, while also creating an archive for the future.  

Laureate of the Photographic Residency of the Musée du Quai Branly in 2017 and finalist of the Goethe Institut Masterclass, she presented her work in several group exhibitions including; Seven Hills (Kampala Biennale) 2016; Heliotropism, Collection si Particulière, Arles 2017; Eblouissements (Lubumbashi Biennale), Lubumbashi National Museum 2017; Stories (African Business and Economic Forum), Egypt 2017; Kinshasa Chronique (Musée international des Arts Modestes, Sète) 2018 and the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine) Paris 2020; Congo Stars (Joanneum Museum, Austria) 2018, Addis Foto Fest 2018. Lubondo was featured in “Future Genealogies: Tales from the Equatorial Line,” Lubumbashi Biennale 6th Edition, 2019 and “Transition” The Congo Biennale, Kinshasa 2019. Her work is in the permanent collection of Musée du Quai Branly, JAQUES CHIRAC and will be profiled in their upcoming exhibition “Who is gazing?” opening in June, 2020. Her series, ‘Talangai’ (2017), was selected as one of 25 shortlisted projects for the Contemporary African Photography Prize 2020 to be announced in September.

CV

Gosette Lubondo, (b. 1993, Kinshasa, DRC

Education
Académie des beaux-arts, Kinshasa, DRC

Upcoming

Kinshasa Chronique. Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France. June 4, 2020
Who is gazing / À toi appartient le regard et (…) la liaison infinie entres les choses. Musée du quai Branly, JACQUES CHIRAC Paris, France. March 30 – July 12, 2020
Imaginary Trip, Angalia art Contemporain in and espace Texaf Bilembo, Kinshasa. March 27 – April 26, 2020

Exhibitions

2019
Congo in Harlem Film Festival11th edition. New York, October 12–20, 2019
Future Genealogies, Tales from The Equatorial Line. Biennale de Lubumbashi, 6th edition.Curated by Sandrine Colard. Oct. 24–Nov. 24, 2019
Transition. The Congo Biennale, Kinshasa, DRC. October 20 – November 21, 2019

2018
Kinshasa Chronique, Musée international des Arts Modestes, Sète, traveling to the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris
Congo Stars, Joanneum Museum, Austria
Addis Foto Fest 2018,5thedition, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2017
Eblouissements, Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, DRC
Héliotropisme, collection si particulière, Arles, France

2016
Seven Hills, Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, Uganda

2014
LADY BY LADY in KAS PROJECT, Kin ART studio, Kinshasa, DRC

2013
Les lieux, l’AKDT de Bruxelles and l’Académie des beaux-arts de Kinshasa, DRC
For Wallonie Bruxelles International, Kinshasa, DRC

Training and Workshops

2017
Les Résidences Photographiques, musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
Photographer’s Masterclass, Goethe Institute Johannesburg, SA & Nairobi, Kenya
Creative Photography with Africalia, Dakar, Senegal

2016
Photographer’s Masterclass, Goethe Institute Johannesburg, SA, Khartoum, Sudan

2015
Photographer’s Masterclass, Goethe Institute Johannesburg, Bamako, Mali

2013
Photographic workshop, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, DRC
EZA Voyage Workshop, Eza Possibilities Collective, Kinshasa, DRC

Collections

Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kinshasa & Belgium