Keep track of Sammy Baloji
Let’s focus on the 6th edition of the Lubumbashi Biennale, entitled Future Genealogies, Tales From The Equatorial Line, within the mark of which SAMMY BALOJI, CO-FOUNDER and SANDRINE COLARD, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR as well as the invited artists probe the possibilities of repurposing the cartography of the world. The concept of the Biennale is to take the Equator’s imaginary line not as one of demarcation—the majestic Congo River disregards it by straddling it twice—but rather of imbrication, opening the possibility for narratives that respond to alternate compasses, recognizing new centers of gravity where de-polarized stories can unfold.
The 6th edition of Lubumbashi Biennale takes place from October 24- November 24, 2019.
It was In 2008 that Sammy Baloji co-founded the non-profit association Picha, a collective initiative that organises the Biennale de Lubumbashi and supports the development of local artistic practice. He is currently President of the association.