Fransix Tenda Lomba


CV 1984 born in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) Lives and works between Kinshasa and Amsterdam Tenda Lomba is a member of Kin Artstudio , Kinshasa, DR. Kongo Education 2021 - 2023 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL 2003 - 2006: Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo 1998 - 2003: Institute of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, D.R. Congo Residency 2021 : Residency at the Atelier Mondial in Basel, CH 2020 : Residency at Atelier Graphoui in Brussels, BE 2019 : Residency at Jardin Rouge (Montresso Foundation) in Marrakech, Maroc 2016 : Art Omi International Artist Residency in New York, USA 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: Residency at Kin Art Studio in Kinshasa, R.D Congo Awards Luxembourg Art Price 2022: Finalist


2022 Congo Biennale "Souffles des Ancêtres" Kinshasa, DR. Congo Open Studio Rikjsakademie in Amsterdam, NL Screening of the film KELASI + Graphoui Workshop - Meet the authors @ Bozar, Brussels, BE Film KELASI, Fesival International Documentaire / FIPADOC -Biarritz, FR 2021 AKAA, Paris, FR "Slowly Coming" at Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH World Premiere, DOK-Leipzig Festival "Film Kelasi", Leipzig, DE French Institute in Maputo, Mozambique 2020 In- Discipline at Jardin Rouge (F.Montresso) in 154 Marrakech, Maroc 2019 Congo Biennale in Kinshasa, DR. Congo 2018 Megalopolis-voices of Kinshasa at GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, DE 2017 Young Congo at the French Institute, Kinshasa, DR. Congo Young Congo at Kin Art Studio, Kinshasa, DR. Congo 2016 Nomadic Video Festival, Njelele Art Station Harare, Zimbabwe 2015 Off at the 11th Dak'art Biennale, Senegal 2013 "New Énergie" at Kin Art Studio, Centre d'art Kinshasa, R.D. Congo "OTHERIS" at the Biennale of Lubumbashi, R.D. Congo 2012 French Institute of Brazzaville, RP. Congo 2011 BEIRUT, Germany in the Project AfroPolis. Rautenstrauch-Joest- Museum, Cologne, DE "TO ZO KENDE WAPI?" at the 27 editions of the Festival International de la Francophonie in LIMOUSIN, FR Festivals 26/11/22 - 03/12/22 Traces de vie Clermont Ferrand (FR) 18/11/22 - 28/11/22 Bejing International Short Festival Bejing (CN) 09/11/22 - 15/11/22 Festival des cinémas d’Afrique du pays d’Apt (FR) 03/11/22 - 13/11/22 Augen Blic Afrika Hambourg (DE) 02/11/22 - 09/11/22 Französische Filmtage Tübingen (DE) 24/10/22 - 30/10/22 Uppsala International Short Film Festival Uppsala (SE) 14/10/22 - 31/10/22 Congo in Harlem New York (US) 01/10/22 - 06/10/22 AegeanDocs Athens (GR) 20/06/22 - 27/06/22 FEST – New Directors, New Films Festival Espinho (PT) 09/06/22 - 12/06/22 Leiden Shorts Leiden (NL) 21/05/22 - 25/05/22 Festival International de film Identitaires et Solidaires Nikki (BJ) 22/04/22 - 07/05/22 Afrika Film festival Leuven (BE) 20/04/22 - 30/04/22:Brussels Short Film Festival Bruxelles (BE) 02/04/22 - 10/04/22:Francophone short films in Harlem New York City (US) 01/04/22 - 10/04/22 Vues D’Afrique Montréal (CA) 09/03/22 - 13/03/22 Tampere Film Festival Tampere (FI) 02/02/22 Bozar Bruxelles (BE) 17/01/22 - 23/01/22 Fipadoc Biarritz (FR) 25/10/21 - 31/10/21 DOK Leipzig Leipzig (DE)

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Fransix Tenda Lomba is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Kinshasa, DR Congo. His practice encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and animated video. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa. He has participated in several residencies. He is currently in residence at the prestigious Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Fransix has been inspired by palm lines to build his figures and for the past few years, Fransix has been exploring archival elements in his drawing and painting work, mixing documents and archival objects of his parents from the 1900s with official documents issued by the national authority and the archives of the world's chocolate companies. Fransix sees these archives as witnesses to experience and history, living documents that bear the traces of everyday life that tell the story of a post-colonial society. Fransix entitled this project "Le choc est là". The double meaning of the title refers to the cultural, economic, political, social and geopolitical shocks of the cocoa chain, which Fransix traces from the different places of origin of cocoa to the world of consumers. Fransix has created large-scale drawings that form the basis of his video animations. These works tell diverse but deeply intertwined stories about the human connection through the production and consumption of raw materials such as cocoa - personal commentaries on the collective memories of post-colonial societies and the bittersweet reality that the pleasure of chocolate is fraught with suffering. “We are bound by cocoa (chocolate).“