11 November 2022–20 November 2022

BREAKING THE MOULD: New Signatures from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jossa by Alserkal

The exhibition features works by eleven emerging artists from DRC, predominantly former students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, who are breaking the boundaries of academic training and developing new forms of visual explorations.

Starts 11 November 2022

Ends 20 November 2022

Venue Jossa by Alserkal


The artists are: Arlette Bashizi, Ghislain Ditshekedi, Godelive Kasangati, Anastasie Langu, Jamil Lusala, Catheris Mondombo, Arsène Mpiana, Stone Mutshikene, Chris Shongo, Ange Swana, and Joycenath Tshamala. For this exhibition, curator Christine Eyene has selected over fifteen artworks and series comprising painting, photography and mixed media, reflecting the new ideas, aesthetics and discourses emerging from the heart of Africa. The exhibition articulates themes that emerge from the artists’ works and creates a dialogue between each individual piece.

BREAKING THE MOULD: New Signatures from the Democratic Republic of Congo is the artists first exhibition in the UAE. It also seeks to put back the second largest African country, whose art history and sculptural traditions have had a significant impact on the development of Western and global modernism, at the centre of the continent’s creativity.

This exhibition, presented by YETU Gallery, is generously funded by STRATIMMO and Christian N’sabaka Ensampunya.

11-13 November | 10AM-6PM
14 November | 10AM-10PM
15-20 November 10AM-6PM

Image Credit: Arsène Mpiana