Moridja Kitenge Banza

born in Kinshasa, Congo Republic, in 1980
lives and works in Nantes, France

Hymne a Nous, 2008
Video 1`20"
Edition 1/5

Reappropriating codes of cultural, political or social representations, he created an entire universe denying spatial data as a process of identity, the same one used by early settlers to house native and denying them the freedom to invent. His Video "Hymne a Nous" shows the artist multiplicated to a choir singing the European hymn "Ode an die Freude" with his own lyrics. His intension is not to accuse but to create a new identity by accepting history and looking forward.

He has a master in Fine Art from the Fine Art school in Nantes, France. His work is presented in public spaces such as the Lieu unique in Nantes or the Abbey of Ronceray in Angers. In 2010 he wins the Grand Prix Leopold Sedar Senghor.