Yvanovitch Mbaya Congolese, b. 1994

Yvanovitch Mbaya was born in the Congo and now lives and practices in Casablanca, Morocco. His work is enriched by the places he travels, near and far. Through a multidisciplinary practice of drawing, video, installation, and performance, Mbaya works in the manner of a sociologist, studying the social and cultural behaviors of his environment.


Mbaya is particularly interested in the younger generations and their relationship with new tools of communication, which sometimes lead, paradoxically, to the further entrenchment of the individual as a daily actor in an open world.


For several years, he has been questioning: How can we be open to "the other" while avoiding dreaming of exile?


Mbaya trained at the National School of Fine Arts in Brazzaville (Congo).