Lot 123 - Aza Mansongi - Boomerang
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON FRONT AND VERSO
Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Academie des Beaux arts de Kinshasa, the Fine Art school of Kinshasa. Now based in Douala in Cameroon, she has showcased her work extensively in group and solo exhibitions in the DR Congo, South Africa, France, Switzerland and USA.
Beginning by alternating between painting and sculpture, today Mansongi loves to use her brush and paints to creatively capture a likeness. Completely inspired by her direct social environment, her painting is primarily the reflection of the vision of her world first then that of the society.
Aesthetically, her painting is a mix of abstract character with bright colours and the particularly noticeable presence of strong lines. She usually calls her painting, in her own words: “The dance of lines”.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Academie des Beaux arts de Kinshasa, the Fine Art school of Kinshasa.
Exhibition "Congo Eyes ", Africart Gallery (Hong- Kong, China)
Exhibition " Timeless ", The Melrose’s gallery (Cape-Town, South-Africa)
2018 – 2019
Exhibition " Afro Pop ", The Melrose’s gallery (Johannesburg, South-Africa)
2018 - 2017
Permanent exhibition at the gallery The Melrose’s gallery (Johannesburg, SouthAfrica)
Exhibition at the Tuiliers gallery (Lyon, France)
Exhibition at the International Fair of Contemporary Art at the Champs Élisée
Exhibition at Arts Design Africa gallery (Paris, France)
2016 - 2017
Solo exhibition in "Regard", espace culturel Bolo (Doula, Cameroun)
Exhibition “IAM and FASHION Cameroon", Mam gallery (Douala, Cameroun)
Exhibition at International Contemporary Art Fair (ART3F) (Paris, France),
Hausseguy gallery (Biarritz, France)
2014Exhibition with the “collectif 3 kokorico”, Valette Foundation (Ardon, Switzerland)
Exhibition with the “collectif 3 kokorico”, Mov’art gallery (Luanda, Angola)
Exhibition with the “collectif 3 kokorico” “From village to town “, Espace Doual'art
Workshop" Trans”, Contemporary Arts Center Doual'art (Douala, Cameroon)
Participation to the Pan-African festival of Algiers (Algiers, Algeria)
Demif Gallery is an online platform for young and emerging artists. The gallery acts as a catalyst for talent and is a go-to platform for creatives. They are committed to creating an ecosystem that
is diverse, sustainable, unique and are determined to promote cultural diversity
and young ethnic minority artists, with a special focus on Contemporary African Art. The gallery also commissions art, organizes and runs pop up art exhibitions and takes part in national and international art fairs.
About the postcard artworks
The first time I was introduced to the Trust I asked what the mission of the organization was and I was encourage with the fact that it was formulated in a very practical way; to be shut down because it will no longer needed. I found this mission very powerful and I hope to contribute in this journey. As part of my process, I had taken time to dive into this topic further and I hope with this series to contribute fight the stigma around hepatitis C but also help to create a community of people who are working together and to stand up for the vulnerable in society. The latter is really what I wanted to communicate in this series, and participate in that dialogue which is in line with the mission of the Hep C Trust. With my work I want to create connection and understanding.