Mega Mingiedi

Mega Mingiedi Tunga graduated from the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa in 2001 and obtained a Master's degree from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg in 2008. He is co-founder of the Eza Possibles collective in Kinshasa.

Mingiedi creates collages, drawings, installations and performances. An accident affected his physical ability to create sculptures and he gradually started creating more drawings.

Interested in urban space, he creates imaginary maps that nevertheless reflect a social reality, with his works featuring themes such as mobility, the impact of the economy, death, faith, homosexuality and religion. According to him, "the role of the artist is not to construct the city, but rather to bear witness, to expose evil and getting people to think positively." [reference Mega Mingiedi].

His work was earlier displayed at collective exhibitions in Belgium, at K1 (KANAL-Centre Pompidou) in 2022, and abroad at La Chaufferie in Strasbourg (2021), at the Lubumbashi Biennale (2019), at the Grassi Museum in Leipzig (2019) and in Kinshasa (2017). It is among several public collections, including the collection of the Africa Museum in Tervuren.