Georges Senga

Born in 1983 in Lubumbashi, Georges Senga is a Congolese photographer whose research is concentrated around history and the stories revealed in “memory, identity and tradition”, shedding light on our actions and the present.


In 2009 he won the special prize at the African Photo Contest in Tarifa, Spain and exhibited his work at the French Cultural Centre in Lubumbashi. In 2010, the series Empreintes was selected by curator Simon Djami for the Lubumbashi Biennial. The following year, this series was also presented in Tarifa, Nairobi and Bamako.


From 2011 to 2013, Georges participated in the “Master Class” programme organised by the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg in several African cities. Une vie après la mort on Patrice Lumumba was exhibited at the Dialogues of the Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Museum of Lubumbashi in 2013, the Kampala Biennial, the ADDIS PHOTOFEST in 2014, the BRASS Cultural Centre in Brussels and the Bamako Biennial where it won the Leon African Award in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, Senga creates another new series Cette maison n’est pas à vendre et à vendre between Lubumbashi in DR Congo and Sao Paulo in Brazil.


During his career, Senga has received various awards including: the Thamie Mnyele Prize (Netherlands, 2019), DemoCrasee, Bamako Biennale (Mali 2017), CAP PRIZE, International Contemporary African Photography Award from IAF Basel (Switzerland, 2017), SADC Research Residency Prohelveltia (South Africa, 2017), Special Mention, PHOTOAFRICA (Spain, 2009).


From January 2014 to February 2020, Georges Senga has held numerous residencies in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and in 2020-2021 he was selected for the Villa Médicis - Académie de France residency in Rome. In September 2021, Senga's work was exhibited in the group exhibition Trois auteurs d'Historie at ArtNoble gallery, Milano, alongside the works of Pamela Tulizo and Nelson Makengo. 

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