Chrystel Mukeba

Born in Brussels, Chrystel Mukeba studied photography at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ARBA-ESA). Her photographic practice revolves around intimacy and those close to her. Death, the anguish of loss, and the need to freeze people and moments are recurrent themes addressed by the photographer.

Through her shots where she suspends time, Chrystel Mukeba seeks to capture the fragility and preciousness of a moment, of a detail. Through portraits and images of everyday life, the photographer tries to freeze the ephemerality of a moment.

Chrystel Mukeba had numerous solo exhibitions, including at Station Yser with KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels (2023); Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Brussels (2018) and Recyclart, Brussels (2011) among others. She also participated in Style Congo. Heritage & Heresy at CIVA, Brussels (2023); Rencontres Photographiques de Guyane, Cayenne (2023); Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles (2021); ICP – International Center of Photography, NYC (2020); Brugge Foto Festival, Bruges (2019); Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (2013) and BIP2012 – Biennale Internationale de la Photographie, Liège (2012) among others. She has received many awards such as Un Futur pour la Culture 2022 (curated by Sammy Baloji/Twenty Nine Studio), Brussels (2022); Prix Mentor, Brussels (2018); FotoFilmic '16, Vancouver (2016).