Using appropriation, irony, and various staging strategies to interrogate the often-tenuous line between fiction and reality, Moridja Kitenge Banza proposes heterogenous works that incorporate collage, painting, installation, photography, and performance, giving a formal expression to the many strands of his identity. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, having lived in France, and now based in Montreal, Kitenge Banza meshes artistic tradition and contemporaneity to underscore notions of memory, culture, and history. From this perspective, he creates visual satires of cultural colonialism by appropriating certain codes or symbols frequently conveyed in hegemonic cultural, political, and social representations.

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