Gosette Lubondo B&W


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.  

Maison Ruinart Prize winner, awarded during Paris Photo, 2021. Recipient of the Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize 2020, for her series, ‘Talangai’ (2017). 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 collections of of Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida and the Saint Louis Art Museum, MO, USA; Macaal Museum, Marrakech, Morocco; and Musée du Quai Branly —JAQUES CHIRAC and was profiled in their exhibition “Who is gazing / À toi appartient le regard et (…) la liaison infinie entres les choses” in 2020. In 2021 she featured in Memoria : récits d’une autre Histoire, FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux, France. Lubondo will have her first solo museum show in 2022 at the Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, USA.


Gosette Lubondo, (b. 1993, Kinshasa, DRC)

Académie des beaux-arts, Kinshasa, DRC

Awards & Residencies
2021: Maison Ruinart Prize winner, awarded during Paris Photo 2021
2021: Maison Ruinart Residency,
2020: Cap Prize winner. Series: Tala Ngai
2017/2018: Winner of the Résidences Photographiques, Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, France


Power +Praxis. Paris, France, June 3 -July 14, 2022

Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip. Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles CA, Feb 27-July, 3, 2022
Voyage Imaginaire II/Viagem Imaginária II, Centro Cultural Franco Moçambicano, Maputo, March 8 – April 9, 2022

Memoria récits d’une autre HistoireFRAC Nouvelle Aquitane Meca, Bordeaux, France. Feb. 5 – Nov 20, 2021

Kinshasa ChroniqueCité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France. June 4, 2020 -July 2021
Who is gazing / À toi appartient le regard et (…) la liaison infinie entres les choses. Musée du quai Branly, JACQUES CHIRAC Paris, France. June 30 – November 1, 2020
Imaginary Trip, Angalia art Contemporain and espace Texaf Bilembo, Kinshasa. March 27 – April 26, 2020

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

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

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

Seven Hills, Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, Uganda

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

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

Training and Workshops

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

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

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

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

Public Collections
Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO, USA
Macaal Museum, Marrakech, Morocco
Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kinshasa & Belgium

Selected Publications
Memoria : récits d’une autre Histoire, exhibition catalogue, Actes Sud, 2021
Simon Njami & Sean O’Toole (Eds) The Journey: New Positions in African Photography. Goethe Institute, Kerber Photo, 2020.
À toi appartient le regard et (…) la liaison infinie entres les choses. Musée du quai Branly, JACQUES CHIRAC Paris, France, ACTES SUD, 2020
Gosette Lubondo, Les Éditions de l’Œil, Paris, 2020
Kinshasa Chroniques, exhibition catalogue, Editions de l’œil, 2019
Congo Stars, exhibition catalogue, Walther König, 2018


Paris Photo: la maison de champagne Ruinart révèle l’oevre lauréate de son prix 2021. Connaissancedesarts, September 6, 2021
Entretien avec Gosette Lubondo, FRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine, YouTube FRAC MECA – 26 Feb. 2021
Invito al viaggio, Christian Caujolle, Internazionale issue 1389 – 18/22 December 2020
Gosette Lubondo : lycéennes fantômes, Clémentine Mercier, Libération, 19 July 2020
Le voyage imaginaire de Gosette Lubondo, Chaque photo a son histoire, Alex Liebert, POLKA July 23, 2020
Gosette Lubondo, Axis Gallery interview, April 2020