ABOUT ANDROA MINDRE KOLO
Androa Mindre Kolo grew up in Kinshasa (DRC). He holds dual degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts of Kinshasa and Strasbourg’s Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. His practice is multidimensional, mixing and melding performance, installation, collage and drawing. Key foci of his work are mikili (from the Lingala word mokili, meaning “world”), a hybrid, part-mythic “third space” located in Western Europe, whose capital is Paris, and mikilisme, a wide variety of practices (ways of dressing, moving, speaking, eating, drinking, earning and handling money) elaborated in response to the dream (and nightmare) of engaging with mikili. Recent projects include an exhibition of collage, video and performance held at Frichez-nous la Paix gallery in Paris (2011) and “Elvis on the Move”, a collaboration with Italian journalist Milton Papamoscito, in the pages of the Chimurenga Chronic (2012).