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Pathy Tshindele

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



Pathy Tshindele belongs to the new generation of Congolese artists. Most of them studied at the Fine Arts Academy, but Pathy says he had to unlearn what he'd been taught there to develop his own way of working. Tshindele's work straddles several artistic media, which he blends. He changes his medium whenever he feels that things become too easy for him. A way of being inventive in a country where art had two distinct poles: one that is static and academic, and the other, the popular painting that he grew up with from early childhood, and of which one sees traces in the event-oriented qualities of some of his canvases. The most important thing, he says, is to define an action, to question the world.

This ceaseless questioning led him to start, with his friends from the Eza Possibles collective, the "Kinshasa Wenze Wenze" artistic event in August 2003. It involved recovering wrecked cars from all over the city and turning them into sculptures. A way of questioning the decaying state of the city, the difficulties of everyday life, and the attitude of its inhabitants. It was a seminal moment and a shock for Kinshasa, especially as it was time for the Congolese to make a statement. The young artists made the most of this area of risk, confrontation and freedom that their creativity had offered them.

Tshindele's works can easily be understood. He borrows from situations, context, and especially from expressions and elements of the Kin language. He says that he is making a dictionary of this unwritten language, which is being made up from day to day. But in this respect, his paintings question things. They are like screams, like punches. They are related to a context, but a context in the broad sense of the word. Especially as Pathy says himself that issues related to race, nationality or even gender are the least of his worries, and that he feels he's citizen of the world.

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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

PRESS


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,

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,

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,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette 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,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette 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,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette 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,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette 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,

Bela,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette 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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Steve Bandoma,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette 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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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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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,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert 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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Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert 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,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert 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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