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ARTCO, Aachen

Size

182 x 82 cm
71.65 x 32 in

Reference

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Year

2018

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper

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  • About the work

computer parts and satin black spray paint on board


About the Artists

1974 , Congo

Maurice Mbikayi was born in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1974. He currently lives and works in Cape Town (South Africa). In 2000 he graduated with a BA in Graphic Design (Advertising and Visual Communication), from the Academies des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa. He completed his Master of Fine Art degree (with distinction) in 2015 at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

 

Mbikayi was selected as a core participant in the 'Between the Lines' symposium, an exchange between Michaelis and the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. He also took part in the Spier Contemporary 2010 biennale presented by the Africa Centre in Cape Town and the Hollard Creative Exchange program of 2010-2011. In 2010 he was selected by the Alliance Française for a travelling solo exhibition in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. He was awarded a three-month residency at IAAB (Christoph Merian Foundation) in Basel, Switzerland by Pro Helvetia South Africa.

 

His works have been exhibited in numerous international museums such as the Kunsthaus Graz in Austria, the Kunsthalle Tübingen in Germany, Musée royal de l´Afrique centrale à Tervuren, the Urban Institute for the Contemporary Arts of Michigan, the South Africa National Gallery, the Centre Culturel des Mazades in Toulouse. His work was recently selected for the Dak'art 2018 OFF show in Dakar by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Für Die Freiheit).

 

He was recently selected as participating artist of the Havana Biennale and was also among the finalists of the Luxembourg Art Prize 2016.


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Founded in 2003 by Jutta and Joachim Melchers, ARTCO evolved from an art agency into a gallery in 2005. ARTCO is situated in the heart of Europe, close to Cologne, Düsseldorf as well as bordering Belgium and the Netherlands. The gallery represents a selection of local and international artists. Its main focus is the presentation of already established and ...

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