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Kiripi Katembo

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

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


Kiripi Katembo is a photographer and filmmaker from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He directed his first experimental film “Voiture en carton” with a mobile phone in 2008 during his studies at the Academy of fine arts of Kinshasa. With his workshop partners he founded the association YEBELA, composed of young directors and photographers that work on video and photo projects and depict the everyday life of Kinshasa’s inhabitants. Between 2008 and 2013 he worked on the series “Un regard” that was presented at the first edition of Afrikaribu and exhibited at the Biennale of Bamako in 2011. This series earned him a price from the Fondation Blachère in 2011.

Both in his photographs and in his short films, Kiripi Katembo depicts the everyday life of the inhabitants of Kinshasa as well as the instable political and economic 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 work can also be very poetic as in the series “Un regard” where he photographs the reflections of people and landscapes in the puddles of Kinshasa.



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PUBLICATIONS

Lumières africaines. L'élan contemporain

Joël Andrianomearisoa,

Pierre Bodo,

Filipe Branquinho,

Seyni Awa Camara,

Mama Casset,

Chéri Samba,

Chéri Chérin,

Omar Victor Diop,

John Goba,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Kiripi Katembo

Seydou Keïta,

Bodys Isek Kingelez,

JP Mika,

Moke,

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere,

Gérard Quenum,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Lumières africaines. L'élan contemporain

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Author : André Magnin & Mehdi Qotbi
Editor : Langages du sud
2017
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


Kiripi Katembo,

Amadou Sanogo


Le pari réussi de l'art contemporain africain à Marrakech

Le Figaro culture

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By Béatrice de Rochebouët

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25.02.2018
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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,

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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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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


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,

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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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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