Survival Instinct(53923)

Géraldine Tobe [53922]

Born in 1992 in Kinshasa, where she lives and works. She graduated in Painting from the Fine Arts Institute in Kinshasa.
In her original works, she expresses her hopes and dreams for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Instead of using paintbrushes and colours, she has made black smoke the heart of her creative output. This shift was determined by the fact that, at a certain point in her artistic path, she felt that paintings hindered her expression.
In burning them, it was as though she recovered their soul. And by using collage, she reassembles fragments of history, such as masks, to give them a life outside of the museum’s collections.
Selected exhibitions
2019 Pilar, VUB, Brussels
2019 AKAA – Also Known As Africa Art Fair, Paris
2018 L’écran de la fumée de différence, Institut Français, Kinshasa
2018 Alliance Française du Développement, Paris
2018 La voix de Kinshasa, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
2018 Dak’Art – Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar
2017 Sans couleur, La Teinturerie Association d’Artistes, Antananarivo, Madagascar