LABORATOIRE KONTEMPO

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Visual Artist

Paulvi Ngimbi

Paulvi Ngimbi is a Congolese artist living and working in Kinshasa, where he was born in 1997. He is the co-founder of LaboratoiʼArt, a collective based in Kinshasa that focuses on contemporary art practices. In 2019, he graduated from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa. He is currently an adjunct lecturer in the sculpture department at the Académie. Multidisciplinary artist: sculptor, photographer, video artist, performer and installation artist. He has participated in various group exhibitions and workshops, such as Laboratoire Kontempo 2020, at the Académie des Beaux-Arts with his installation “Ekulusu”; as well as “Images en mouvement et créateurs en puissance” organised by the SADI collective, with his art video “Résistance” at the Centre Mont des Arts in Kinshasa; as well as his photo series “Kuzu” exhibited at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2018 as part of the same project.
As a creator of contemporary artworks whose specificity lies in the mixture of different techniques, his work is a research and mix of heterogeneous media and concepts. Currently, he combines sculptural installations and videos with sounds from the folk culture of Kinshasa, referencing the past and focusing on the paradox between the sacred and the profane in this society.