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Sammy Baloji & Filip de Boeck

Photo: Dieter Telemans
Sammy Baloji mines the archive, traces social history in architecture and landscape, and probes the body as a site of memory and witness to operations of power in order to create photography and multimedia installations that expose tensions past and present. Filip De Boeck is a writer, filmmaker, curator, and professor of anthropology at the University of Leuven whose research focuses on youth and the politics of culture, urban infrastructure, and the transformation of private and public space in urban Africa. In 2016 the pair collaborated to create the exhibition Urban Now: City Life in Congo and the accompanying publication Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds—endeavors that underscored the intersection of contemporary art and anthropology. Building on the success of their earlier collaboration, they are currently at work on a new project about colonial and postcolonial migration across the Congolese-Angolan border and the impact of migration on Congo’s sociopolitical history.

Born 1978, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Born 1961, Antwerp, Belgium
Both live and work between Brussels and the Democratic Republic of the Congo