Christian Nyampeta works at the intersection of art, design and theory, in search of a new narration of How To Live Together. As part of the Contour Biennale 9, Nyampeta presents a combination of individual works that deal with two former Belgian colonies, Congo and Rwanda. Firstly, throughout the weekend, an installation will be shown that includes video work and drawings. In this installation, secondly, the artist will conduct a public working session called A Flower Garden of All Kinds of Loveliness Without Sorrow (Contour 9). On Saturday evening there will be a screening of Nyampeta’s recent film Sometimes It Was Beautiful (2018).
Sometimes It Was Beautiful (2018) was commissioned by Tensta konsthall. Ongoing presentations include contributions to People Who Think Together Dance Together (2015–ongoing) at Centre d’art Waza in Lubumbashi in Congo, as part of the research exhibition and learning activities of Another Roadmap for Art Education that includes intellectual histories from Cairo, Kampala and Johannesburg. Nyampeta organises the Nyanza Working Group of Another Roadmap School, and he is completing a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.