Patrick Mudekereza

Patrick Mudekereza Tristan Guilloux


Patrick Mudekereza is a writer and cultural operator born in Lubumbashi in 1983. He initiated several art projects, including with the collective Vicanos Club, concomitantly studying and get a degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Polytechnic faculty of the University of Lubumbashi. He also got a Master in History of Art at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He worked as administrator and curator for visual arts at the French Cultural Centre in Lubumbashi, and editor of the cultural magazine Nzenze, and co-initiated Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi Biennial. He was member of the steering committee of Arterial Network from 2009 to 2014 and International Biennial Association from 2014 to 2017. He initiates or collaborates to many publications and exhibitions both in Congo and internationally.  He received in 2015 the Congolese National Award for Art, Letters and Science. He is currently director of Waza art center.