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
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.