The Power Plant

Sammy Baloji

Sammy Baloji (born 1978 in Lubumbashi, DR Congo) lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels, Belgium. Solo exhibitions include the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (2017); BOZAR, Brussels (2016-2017); Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York (2016); The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2015-2016); Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago (2015-2016); London Axis Gallery (2015); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2015); Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway (2015); Kuntshaus Dresden, Germany (2015) and Center for Visual Arts, Denver, USA (2015). Group exhibitions include The Open Society Foundations, New York (2017); WIELS, Contemporary Art Center, Brussels (2016); 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art (2016); 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015-2016); CONTEXT Art Miami, Axis Gallery (2015); Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris (2015); 56th International Venice Biennale (2015);Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico (2015); Brass Centre Culturel de Forest, Brussels, Belgium (2015); Autograph ABP, London, UK (2014).Baloji has been the recipient of a number of awards including Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (2016); Prix OIF, Dak’Art Biennale (2016); Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2015); Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative with Mentor Olafur Eliasson (2014) and The Spiegel prize, Patrick De Spiegelaere Fund (2012).