Freddy Tsimba

Born in 1967, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Born in Kinshasa in 1967, Freddy Tsimba is an artist-sculptor from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a graduate of the prestigious Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa, and a world renown artist with various international awards and collections. Since the mid-1990s, Freddy Tsimba specialized in the recovery of metallic and mainly war materials - sockets, chains, pieces of shells, and machetes - to transform them into monumental works and to make the Congo conflict resonate while addressing issues of universality, life, and survival through his art.

 

After a selective process around the world, it is Porteuse De Vies, his monumental work, which was chosen to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. Porteuse De Vies became, at the same time, the first work of art to enrich the decor of this institution since 1937.