Sammy Baloji

Sammy Baloji

Artist

  • Brussels (Belgium)

Sammy Baloji, born in 1978, was raised in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a centre of colonial, post-colonial and contemporary entanglements related to resources. Colliding reality and representation, his photography and multimedia installations expose tensions between past and present. He mines the archive, traces social history in architecture and landscape, and probes the body as a site of memory and witness to operations of power. He is co-founder of the Picha Encounters at the Biennale de Lubumbashi.
[As of June 2020]

Contributions by Sammy Baloji