Democratic Republic of Congo
Born in Kinshasa in 1993, Gosette Lubondo discovered photography at an early age through her father, a professional photographer. From the age of 14, she tried her hand at studio photography, taking part in several workshops organised by Kinshasa-based cooperatives (Eza Possibles and M’Pongo) and the ‘Les Lieux’ sessions led by the Belgian photographer Alexandre Christiaens. In 2014, she received her diploma in visual communication at the Académie des Beaux-Arts art school in Kinshasa and took part in her first exhibition Lady by Lady in Kinshasa, an event organised by the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (a cultural centre promoting Francophone Belgian artists), in partnership with KinArtStudio. In 2015, she participated in portfolio viewings and discussions organised as part of the Bamako biennial photography exhibition under the aegis of the art critic Simon Njami and with support from the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg. Her series Imaginary Trip was displayed at the 2016 edition of the Kampala biennial photography exhibition in Uganda, and at the 2017 edition of the Art Paris Art Fair, where she was represented by the gallery L’Agence à Paris.