Lot 39 Gosette Lubondo at Art Auction East Africa 2018

Gosette Lubondo (Congolese, born 1993)
Imaginary Trip VIII, 2016
Unsigned with certificate of authenticity
AP Edition, photographic print mounted on board
40 x 60 cm

Ksh 280,000-380,000
(US$ 2,500-3,500)
Sold Ksh 295,848

Provenance: direct from the artist through Afriart Gallery

A Kinshasa based artist working primarily with photography, Gosette Lubondo’s series Imaginary Trip interrogates the memory of ageing sites. Staged compositions, in which the artist herself becomes a subject, revive old, non-functioning train wagons and create imaginative intersections between past and present, opening up a travelling space with countless possibilities and perspectives.

Inspired by her father’s work, himself a photographer, Lubondo developed an early interest in photography as an art practice. She graduated from the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa in 2014. Since then she has taken part in numerous exhibitions, festivals and residencies across Africa and in France including Eblouissements, Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, 2017; Les Résidences Photographiques, Quai Branly Museum, Paris, 2017; Seven Hills, Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, 2016; and Lady by Lady, Kin Art Studio, Kinshasa, 2014.