Hadassa Ngamba Photo Diego Lama

Hadassa Ngamba

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Hadassa Ngamba is an emerging Congolese visual artist. Ngamba was born in 1993 in Kizu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She holds a Bachelor degree in criminology from the University of Lubumbashi. Ngamba was a resident at WIELS Art Center in Brussels (2019) and participated in the 5th and 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (2017 and 2019). The News York Times featured her work in an article dedicated to the sixth edition of the Lubumbashi Biennale in 2019.

Hadassa Ngamba's work consists of paintings, drawings, photography, video, installations and performance. Her work draws on indicators of capitalist factors for controlling strategic spaces and most particularly land and mineral resources resulting into poignant social and environmental issues in the DRC. She, thus tries to create molecular grafts of the capitalist circuit forming pervasive breaches in Congolese societies. By disturbing the functional signals of a system which she judges as failing and unbalanced, with her work she attempts to challenge those systemic distortions.

With the support of Africalia.

Hadassah Ngamba Configurations
Hadassah Ngamba, Configurations, cut cotton canvas, malachite ores, coffee, cassiterite ores, acrylic, pencil, chalk, frame with gold studs, 110 x 240 cm, 2019

Featured events

HISK Open Studios 2020, Oussama Tabti, photo Diego Lama

Open Studios 2020

18/09/2020 21/09/2020
  HISK - Open Studios
New Songs for Old Cities

New Songs for Old Cities

23/01/2021 28/02/2021
Netwerk Aalst, Houtkaai 15, Aalst, BE HISK - Exhibition
TBOT Aankondiging Website
  HISK - Digital Platform
Hadassa Ngamba Wiels Excercices

Hadassa Ngamba. Exercices

01/05/2021 23/05/2021
WIELS, Brussel, BE Exhibition
The HISK Affair, 2021

The HISK Affair

24/06/2021 18/07/2021
Gosset site, Brussel, BE HISK - Exhibition
Sonsbeek Quadrennial, 2021

Sonsbeek 20>24. Agora

02/07/2021 29/08/2021
Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem, NL HISK - Exhibition
HISK studios. Photo by Dani Ghercă

Open Studios 2021

17/09/2021 20/09/2021
HISK, Leopoldskazerne, Eekhout 5, Gent, BE HISK - Open Studios
Hadassa Ngamba, 2021

Hadassa Ngamba. Configurations

23/10/2021 15/12/2021
CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, BE Exhibition
Various Positions, 2021. Graphic design by Bernardo Berga

Various Positions

09/12/2021 30/01/2022
  HISK - Laureates Exhibition
Hadassa Ngamba & Gabriel Kuri
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Grimbergen, BE Talk
Various Positions 2021 Catalogue

Book launch 'Various Positions'

15/01/2022 - 18:00 20:00
HISK Gosset site, Brussel, BE Book launch