Artist talk with Sarah Ndele (DRC)

practices of rooting
Art & expo - Thu 23 May 2024
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 20:00
End → 22:00

Sarah Ndele is a visual and performance artist who lives and works in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her work questions the memory, the roots and the present of the Bakongo people in the west of the DRC. It is based on exploring what has been lost and finding ways to reconnect to her ancestors: “If I draw on Yombé works, it’s not just to find a style or develop a singular style of writing, but it’s also a personal process: to nurture my roots, which are gradually dissipating. The more generations pass, the more history fades.”

During her artist talk Sarah Ndele will share about her practice and the workshop series Maintaining the Root that she is developing and hosting at Framer Framed.

We will dive into her work as a performance artist, a workshop organiser, and as one of the organisers of the yearly performance festival Kin-Etelemi-Telemi in Kinshasa. Sarah also organises and coordinates the women’s festival Kasala in the Soul of Women, with the collective Ndaku Ya La Vie Est Belle in Kinshasa.

Can’t wait to meet the artist? Find out more about the workshop series taking place until 8th of May and visit. More info here!