Artist & Work
b. 1978, Lubumbashi
Sammy Baloji studied Computer and Information Sciences and Communication at the University of Lubumbashi. Baloji juxtaposes photographic realities—combining past and present, the real and the ideal—to elicit glaring cultural and historical tensions. He explores architecture and the human body as traces of social history, sites of memory, and witnesses to operations of power. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Paris, Tervuren, New York, Brussels, and the recent Lyon and Venice biennales.