Nelson Makengo has a degree from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa (2015) and has been trained at La Femis in Paris, France. Fundamentaly, Makengo is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. In his film practice, Makengo privileges the use of figurines of well-known animated movie characters and superheroes, and of visual and sound archives, to sublimate and patch together the fragmented history of his country and city. A saturated and contracted use of colour allows him to appropriate his urban environment. He was in residence at WIELS (Brussels, Belgium) in 2018.

  • ° 1990 Lives and works in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • At view in the media library