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Kiripi Katembo

Born in 1979, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died in 2015 the 5th of August, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he lived and worked



Kiripi Katembo is Congolese photographer and filmmaker. During a workshop organised in 2008 by the Fine Arts Academy of Kinshasa, where he studied, he created/ directed with a mobile phone his first experimental film: Voiture en Carton. This film was selected at the Pocket Film Festival in the Centre Pompidou in Paris and will shortly be broadcasted on CNN. Together with his workshop partners, he created the association YEBELA which is composed of young directors and photographers who work on video and photo projects, which depict the every day life of the inhabitants of Kinshasa. In 2008 and 2009 Kiripi Katembo created the series of photos "Un regard", which will be presented during the first edition of Afrikaribu. This series was also exhibited in 2010 during the second edition of the encounters of Picha, in the biennale of Lubumbashi and in different places around Europe including the KVS in Brussels. He is even the first Congolese filmmaker invited to this year's Berlinale, the Berlin international film festival. The film Congo en quatre actes for which Kiripi Katempo has directed two short films: Kinshasa Symphony and Après la mine, will be screened during this event. Après la mine was given the best documentary short film award during the Africa Movie Academy Awards of Lagos in 2011.   

Both in his photographs and in his short films Kiripi Katembo depicts the every day life of the inhabitants of Kinshasa as well as the instable political and economical context of his country. Thanks to the use of the mobile phone or little video cameras he manages to film as close as possible to the street, avoiding the ban on filming of the Congolese government. His works can also be more poetic, as in the series Un regard... where he photographs people and landscapes reflection in the puddle of Kinshasa.

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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

PRESS


Nathalie Boutté,

Omar Victor Diop,

Kiripi Katembo,

Phumzile Khanyile


Paris Photo fait le plein d'acheteurs

Le Quotidien de l'art

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By Armelle Malvoisin

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14.11.2017
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Kiripi Katembo


Dans les allées de Paris Photo 2017, au Grand Palais

Culturebox

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By Valérie Oddos

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09.11.2017
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Bela,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


On Art In Africa by André Magnin

Crash

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By Armelle Leturcq

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15.12.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika


Les derniers jours de Beauté Congo

Blog_ Philippe Rochot

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By Philippe Rochot

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10.12.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Kiripi Katembo,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert 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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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


Folk Art Africain ?

Artpress

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By Didier Arnaudet

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01.12.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


Folk Art Africain ? L'art contemporain à l'heure bordelaise

Blog : ceci est un exercice

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By Manon Derdevet

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17.11.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Monsengo Shula


Le boom événementiel de l'art contemporain africain

RFI

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By Akouavi Assogba-Migan

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30.10.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


L'art africain : entre folklore et contemporain ?

African Links _ Blog

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By Virginie Ehonian

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25.10.2015
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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,

Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


La beauté du Congo se dévoile à Paris

Sept Info

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By Sylvie Rantrua

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03.10.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke


Le Congo en beauté à la fondation Cartier

Libération_Bondy blog

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By Abdoulaye Gassama

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26.09.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


L'art africain, c'est maintenant

Sud-Ouest

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By Céline Musseau

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25.09.2015
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Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

Moke


Explosión de belleza en Kinshasa : 90 años de arte congoleño

El País

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By Beatriz Leal Riesco

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03.09.2015
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Kiripi Katembo,

Monsengo Shula


Fou du Congo !

France Inter

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By Stéphane Capron

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03.09.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Kinshasa laboratoire des arts

Alternatives Internationales

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By Léa-Lisa Westerhoff

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01.09.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Beauté Congo go, go, go !

Art Tension

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By Patrick Lefur

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01.09.2015
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Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo


Folk art africain ? Créations contemporaines en Afrique subsaharienne

Rond-Point des Arts
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01.09.2015
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Kiripi Katembo


Disparition de l'artiste Kiripi Katembo

Le Quotidien de l'art
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28.08.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Découvre des oeuvres d'art d'un pays quatre fois plus grand que la France

Le Petit Quotidien
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24.08.2015
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Kiripi Katembo


A Kinshasa, un dernier adieu à Kiripi Katembo Siku

RFI
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15.08.2015
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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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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula


En images: portrait de 8 flamboyants artistes congolais

Le vif

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By Michel Verlinden

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12.08.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika


Exposition Beauté Congo : au coeur de Kinshasa

Exponaute

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By Marie-Charlotte Burat

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10.08.2015
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Kiripi Katembo


Photographer Kiripi Katembo, Master of Reflection, Dies at 36

Hyparallergic

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By Joseph Nechvatal

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09.08.2015
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Kiripi Katembo


Décès du photographe congolais Kiripi Katembo

Télérama

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By Cécilia Sanchez

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07.08.2015
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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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Kiripi Katembo


Mort de l'artiste congolais Kiripi Katembo Siku

RFI

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By Siegfried Forster

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06.08.2015
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Kiripi Katembo


Mort de Kiripi Katembo, la fin du photographe-poète de la rue de Kinshasa

Le Monde

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By Edelweiss Vieira

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06.08.2015
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Kiripi Katembo


Mort du photographe-cinéaste congolais Kiripi Katembo Siku

CultureBox
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06.08.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Kura Shomali ,

Monsengo Shula


Expo : oh le beau Congo !

Huffington Post

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By Jérôme Stern.

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31.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Showcasing Congolese Art

International New-York Times

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By Rachel Donadio

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28.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


De la brousse à la ville, la grande mutation des artistes congolais

La Croix

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By Sabine Gignoux

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27.07.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Congo Vision: A Homeland As Its Artists Render It

The New-York Times

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By Rachel Donadio

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25.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke


Au Congo, l'art est dans la rue

L'OBS

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By Bernard Géniès

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23.07.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Le Congo, inépuisable mine d'art

Libération

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By Maria Malagardis

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23.07.2015
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Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


Beauté Congo, Congo Kitoko. Le reflet de la créativité congolaise

Agence d'information d'Afrique centrale

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By Meryll Mezath.

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23.07.2015
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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,

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,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

Antoinette Lubaki,

Albert Lubaki,

JP Mika,

Monsengo Shula


Auf der wahren Karte der Welt liegt Europa unten

Die Welt

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By Von Johannes Wetzel

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17.07.2015
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Pierre Bodo,

Chéri Samba,

Kiripi Katembo,

Albert Lubaki,

Antoinette Lubaki,

JP Mika


Paris hosts first ever retrospective of art from Democratic Republique of Congo

The Guardian

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By Hannah Ellis Peterson

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10.07.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika


Expo Congo à gogo

Madame Figaro
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10.07.2015
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Steve Bandoma,

Bela,

Chéri Samba,

Jean Depara,

Kiripi Katembo,

JP Mika,

Moke,

Monsengo Shula


On se laisse emporter par

ELLE

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By Caroline Six

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10.07.2015
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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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