Sammy Baloji

Sammy Baloji (1978, Lubumbashi) lives and works between Lubumbashi and Brussels. He is doing a doctorate in art research at the University of Antwerp. Since 2005, he has been exploring the memory and history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, developing ongoing research into the heritage of the Katanga region and questioning the impact of colonisation. His research enables him to compare ancient colonial narratives with contemporary economic imperialism. His video works, installations and photographic series highlight the ways in which identities are shaped, transformed, perverted and reinvented.