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Pathy Tshindele

Born in 1976, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lives and works in Kinshasa



After a sculpture baccalaureate at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1995, Pathy Tshindele, he continues he studies until obtaining the title of graduated in fine arts with a sculpture minor in 1999. In 2003 he is one of the founding members of the artist collective "Eza Possible". From 2005 to 2008 he studies at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg. Interested in the proximity relation he has with his native city, he tries to put aside what he learned at school to learn more from the streets, the daily life, the atmosphere, the warmth of the city of Kinshasa. By doing so, he creates a work can be situated between contemporary art and the peintres populaires that he saw since he was a child. He develops performances in the urban space, his own personal street art. Connecting art to life, Pathy Tshindele wants to question the world and let the violence and the urgency make a mark on his work. It is his way of letting his country enter his art, a country as vast as its wealth, to cross culture and politics. But perhaps his paintings are what capture at best the revolt, the language, life, the street, the light. His paintings capture the intertwining of his personal history, the one of the population, the world to which he belongs.

"EZA POSSIBLE means: everything is possible. We think we are capable of developing a contemporary art and a situation in Africa. The atmosphere, the agitation, the speed, the light, the furor of this megalopolis are comprised in my paintings".

The group Eza Possible was created in 2003 at the Academy of Fine Arts of Kinshasa amongst a group of students. They come up with the idea of using what is roaming in the streets, what people don't want anymore, "stories", carcasses, scrap metal, leftovers from everyday life to transform them into installations and put them in the middle of the Academy. The exhibition "Kinshasa Wenze Wenze" is organized. Wenza means "small market" in Lingala, Kinshasa bric-à-brac.

"The team spirit is like scrap metal. As long as it's separated, it doesn't do anything. But when we assemble, when we weld together, it does something". After the exhibition, the collective establishes itself around 6 artists: Pathy Tshindele, Méga Mingiedi, Eddy Ekete, Kura Shomali, Kennedy Dinanga and Freddy Mutombo.

 

Eza Possible...

Trying to find a meaning where it seems to have disappeared, desire a free art, contemporary, far for the current norms and canons, enable artistic exchanges, the creation of pluridisciplinary artworks. Workshops and artist residencies mixing artists from different horizons, in connection with other forms of artistic expression: theatre, video, music, architecture, dissemination and sharing policy through exhibitions, performances, demonstrations in every shape, the organisation of courses for students, but also amateurs, young publics..

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PUBLICATIONS

Beauté Congo - 1926-2015 - Congo Kitoko

Steve Bandoma,

Bela,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele

Beauté Congo - 1926-2015 - Congo Kitoko

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Author : Textes de Thomas Bayet, In Koli Jean Bofane, Michael De Plaen, Frédéric Lomami Haffner, Nancy Rose Hunt, Jean-Christophe Lanquetin, Elikia M'Bokolo, André Magnin, Dominique Malaquais, Pedro Monaville, Bob W. White et entretiens avec de nombreux artistes
Editor : Édition Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
2015
African Stories

Joël Andrianomearisoa,

Steve Bandoma,

Bela,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Calixte Dakpogan,

Omar Victor Diop,

John Goba,

Romuald Hazoumè,

George Lilanga,

Albert Lubaki,

Gonçalo Mabunda,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Gérard Quenum,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Cyprien Tokoudagba,

Pathy Tshindele

Billie Zangewa,

African Stories

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Author : André Magnin

2014

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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Seydou Keïta,

André Magnin,

Abu Bakarr Mansaray,

JP Mika,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Marché de l'art : voici l'Afrique contemporaine

Le Huffington Post

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By Jérôme Stern

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09.08.2016
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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Seydou Keïta,

JP Mika,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Marché de l'art: voici l'Afrique contemporaine

Huffington Post

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By Jérôme Stern

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09.08.2016
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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Kiripi Katembo,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


Beauté Congo 1926 - 2015 Congo Kitoko, A Century of Congolese Art

Blog : anotherwayoflooking.
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03.12.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Pathy Tshindele


Beauté Congo

Art Press

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By Anaël Pigeat

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21.10.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


A Paris, le Congo en toute liberté

Le Temps

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By Laurent Wolf

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14.08.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Pathy Tshindele


The nuanced republic

Financial Times

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By Emma Crichton-Miller

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08.08.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


Congolese art at Fondation Cartier

Financial Times

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By Emma Crichton-Miller

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07.08.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

JP Mika,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Pathy Tshindele


París repasa la transformación artística del Congo

El Mundo
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04.08.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Beauté Congo, les couleurs en rythme

Le Figaro

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By Valérie Sasportas

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03.08.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


90 ans d'art congolais à Paris : quels talents !

Gala

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By Juliette Serfati

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26.07.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Un certain regard

Jeune Afrique

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By Séverine Kodjo Grandvaux

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19.07.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Beauté Congo : l'art congolais, une créativité unique en Afrique

RFI

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By Siegfried Forster

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18.07.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Bela,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


De la colonie belge à la RDC, splendeur de l'art congolais

Le Monde

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By Philippe Dagen

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18.07.2015
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Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


L'art contemporain en Afrique. Voyez Beauté Congo (1926-2015), à la Fondation Cartier

Evous

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By André Balbo

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13.07.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Pathy Tshindele


La vitalité des artistes du Congo embrase la Fondation Cartier

Quotidien de l'art

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By Roxana Azimi

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11.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Pathy Tshindele


De Kinshasa au MoMA, retour sur un siècle de peinture congolaise

Télérama

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By Frédérique Chapuis

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09.07.2015
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Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Afrique-Art contemporain : passion Congo

Le Point Afrique

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By Valérie Marin la Meslée

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09.07.2015
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Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Passion Congo

Le Point

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By Valérie Marin La Meslée

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09.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Pathy Tshindele


Un siècle haut en couleurs

Télérama

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By Frédéric Chapuis

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08.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Moke,

Kura Shomali ,

Pathy Tshindele


Congo moderne, Congo contemporain à la Fondation Cartier

Connaissance des arts

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By Myriam Boutoulle

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01.07.2015
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Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula,

Pathy Tshindele


Beauté Congo

The Wall Street International Online
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18.06.2015
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