Precy Numbi

DRC - Visual Art

Precy Numbi

  • AGE : 29
  • COUNTRY of residence : RDC
  • CITY : Kinshasa
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Visual / eco-futuristic arts, sculpture and performance

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A few words about your artistic journey

After training in Graphic Arts and Plastic Arts at the Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa, I had the opportunity to participate in personal and collective exhibitions in the DRC but also in France, Burkina Faso or even in Belgium. Since 2016, I have participated in numerous workshops and carried out several residences. In 2019, I won the Solidarity Secular Prize at the international sculpture biennial in Ouagadougou.

How long have you been an artist ?

Born in 1992 in Kisangani (DRC), I started my secondary studies in 2005 with a training focused on the visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa. Afterwards, I did graduate studies in the interior architecture department. In 2014, I had my Bachelor in Graphic Arts and it was there, after my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts that I decided to engage in performance, as a tool to develop my practice. In 2016, I decided to go to Goma to deepen my professional work for a few years.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

Although the filmmakers, actors and I are determined to carry out this project, it will require some financial investment. This grant will encourage us a lot but will also allow us to make a creative residency with disadvantaged children who will be able to build their robots and learn about cinema.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

The objective is to perform an ambulatory performance in disadvantaged neighborhoods and to make a documentary fiction film on the project.

The Covid-19 crisis is for me a last warning that nature and the planet are addressing to us. My artistic journey already denounced the deregulation of our materialist societies. I consider it my duty to raise awareness and influence decision makers so that the world changes.

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