Sammy Baloji

  • Sammy Baloji
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Film director, Photographer, Dancer, Rapper
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Cinema/tv, Fine arts, Photo, Dance

Congolese Rapper, Visual artist, photographer, director, screenwriter.

Not to be confused with:
filmmaker Baloji Tshiani (also born 1978 in Lumumbashi, DRC, director of the film AUGURE / OMEN, 2023

He is known for the film "Rumba Rules, New Genealogies - Rumba Rules, nouvelles généalogies" (2020, Co-Director with David Nadeau-Bernatchez | 108 mins | Democratic Republic of the Congo, Canada, Belgium | World Premiere: IDFA

Sammy Baloji was born in 1978 in Democratic Republic of Congo, he lives and works in Lubumbashi.

He graduated in Humanities Studies from the University of Lubumbashi. Since the beginning of his studies, he was interested in film. Later on, he actively dedicated himself to photography and film.

In the past three years he has been analysing the architectural discipline conceived as ‘trace', and has created works about the cultural, industrial and architectural heritage of his country, and particularly in the Katanga province.

Sammy has exhibited his works at several international exhibitions in Brussels; at Bamako Biennale; at Musee du Quai Branly in Paris; and at Cup Biennale (South Africa). In addition, he has exhibited his works in his hometown.

In 2007, he received two prizes from Bamako Biennale, namely Prix Afrique en Creation (Cultures France) and Prix pour l'image (Foundation Blachere).

In 2008, he joined PICHA! (meaning ‘image' in Swahili), a series of meetings about the conception of images. This project allows local populations to understand their history through both old images and photos by emergent artists.

Fontes / Our Source / Quelle / Nos Sources (MAIS INFORMAÇÕES / READ MORE / PLUS D'INFOS) :
- Africiné Magazine
- by Thierno DIA, 02 May 2023


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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