KOUKA

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Born in 1981.
He lives and works in Paris (France).

Kouka Ntadi is a Franco-Congolese artist. Grandson of the painter Francis Gruber, and a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Avignon, he never ceases to confront his origins, both on his canvases and in the street.

Kouka questions identity in a relationship of omnipresent duality. The “Bantu Warriors” marked the first singular imprint of the artist who, in an obsessive plastic research on the classical portrait, rehabilitates the symbolic figures of a forgotten original civilization. For two years now, he has been developing other research themes around man and nature. Through a polymorphic work that has favoured recycled materials as supports since the beginning, Kouka transfigures the medium, which then becomes a metaphor for universal transmission.

Kouka participated in the Dakar Biennial in 2016 as well as in the exhibition “Présence Commune” at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat (2017).