Alain Polo

Alain Polo

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Born in 1985 in Kinshasa, D.R.Congo, Alain Polo lives and works in Paris. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa and then at HEAR. He was a member of a group called SADI (Artists Solidarity for Integral Development). Their collective work focuses on performance in popular districts of Kinshasa and the "village of erosion" of Mont Gafula whose houses are collapsing every big rain. They paint on insulated walls and houses on the verge of collapse. Alain Polo first photographic series made in 2008-2009 (’Jeune Homme à la Veste’ 2008, ’Le Dormeur’ 2009, ’My Sweet Drawing’ 2009, ’Talon Aiguille’ 2009), are a work of self-portrait reveals an intimate moment of doubt about his identity.

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