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Shula





Jean-Bosco Monsengo, called SHULA, born on Jan. 28th, 1959 in Bandundu (Nioki), learned and worked with the well known painter Moke. Later he joined to the group of Cheri Cherin and created his own art-style. He is well known for political themes. His pictures frequently reflect the dream of the poor and simple African of riches and better life.




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Congo Stars, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

2015
1:54, Contemporary African Art Fair, London, UK

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, USA

Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko, Fondation Cartier, Exhibition catalogue

2013/2014
Kin-Babi, Cécile Fakhoury Gallery, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

2013
The power of paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2012
Kura Shomali: Cassius Clay Ali Boom Boom Ye, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2011
Riad Al Maaden, Magnin-A, Marrakech, Morocco

JapanCongo, "Double regard de Carsten Höller sur la collection de Jean Pigozzi", Le Magasin, Grenoble, France Feb 6 - Apr 24 2011 and Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

Group Show with Chéri Samba, Billie Zangewa…, Galerie Hussenot & Magnin-A, Paris, France

2010
African Stories, Magnin-A, Ancienne Banque du Maroc, Marrakech, Morocco

Emerging Art from Kinshasa, with Pierre Bodo, Amani Bodo…, Jack Bell Gallery, Londres, UK

2009
1,2,3 BAMAKO, Centre culturel français, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2008
Biso Nyoso, avec le collectif Eza Possibles, exhibition organized on the ocasion of the 25th anniverary of the Festival des francophonies, Limousin, France

2007
Congo contemporain, Monos Art Gallery, Festival Yambi, Brussels, Belgium

Freddy Tsimba et Kura Shomali, Château Malou, Festival Yambi Brussels, Belgium

Congo en marche, Le Botanique, Festival Yambi, Brussels, Belgium

2006/2007
Artiste et organisateur de la troisième édition du Festival de scénographies urbaines, partenariat avec le collectifs Eza possibles et Sc'urk, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2006
Exposition de dessins, Théâtre royal flamand (KVS), Brussels, Belgium

Création d'une œuvre performative au sein du collectif éphémère Mkara kara, collectif créé entre les étudiants artistes de Kinshasa et de Strasbourg au sein de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2005
Réalisation d'une fresque murale avec Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Atelier du Plateau, Paris, France
Africa in part, with Fabien Verschaere, Musée de l'objet, Blois, Tours, France

2004
Exposition de la jeune création, Centre culturel français de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

2003
Bong di ball Kinshasa Wenze Wenze, installation, Exposition provocatrice, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Congo

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015
Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko, Fondation Cartier, Exhibition catalogue