Education



Kitoko Diva
born Diva Muanza, France
Lives and works in London


BFA Art History & Archeology 
Université Pantheon Sorbonne Paris I - Humanities & Fine Arts Department, France


Theatre Performance - Baroque Theatre & Drama
Montaigne - Isabelle Grellet Class, France


High School Diploma
Indian River High School, United States


Biography


Through a transdisciplinary practice at the intersection of film, photography, sound and installation, Kitoko Diva is a French artist exploring interactions of identity and race social structure with surrealism, technoculture, dream-like symbolism and cyberspaces utopies. Kitoko Diva mostly address afrodiasporic experiences among black europeans and afro-american southern communities by building alternatives landscapes and substitutes realities with new experimental forms of documentary practices blurring the line between fiction, facts and poetry.


Kitoko Diva studied Theatre Performance before exploring video art and experimental filmmaking. After graduating with a BFA in Art History and Archeology, Diva further developed her research and practice in video installation, sound design and deejaying to create three-dimensional audiovisual live performances harmonizing images with sounds, voices and music. Her works have been recently screened at the Tate Modern for Southwark Untold Pempeople and was selected for the 70th edition of Jeune Création’s performance program. Kitoko Diva also hosts an experimental one hour long format show on NTS Radio, presenting archives, music production and audio essay pieces on black bodies tales and cosmology imagery.

Born in France, Diva has lived in the United States and Belgium before settling down in the United Kingdom.


Residencies & Scholarships





Exhibitions



2021
Festival Arts Souterrain
Montréal, Canada

Spill Festival
London, UK


2020
Artis Planetarium of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherland  

𝗱𝗼 {𝗻𝗼𝘁} 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵 doc lab - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherland  

BlackStar Festival
Philadelphia, USA

Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


On Ancient Earth - Artist Expedition Society & Lumen
Alice Spring, Australia

Video Art Festival Turku
Turku, Finland

we may seek cosmic marronage but let’s remember our terrestrial obligations - 18th Streets Arts
Los Angeles, USA


Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery
Ezulwini, Eswatini

Kin Art Studio
Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo

Nubuke Fondation
Accra, Ghana

Raw Material Company
Dakar, Sénégal

Vansa
Johanesbourg, Afrique du Sud


Centre d’Art Waza
Lubumbashi, République Démocratique du Congo

Mahal Art Space
Tanger, Maroc

Straight Through The Wall
New York, USA 



2019


Jeunes Créations, Programme Performance
Silencio, Paris, France

Pempeople Southwark Untold 2.0
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

Black South
Livesey Exchange Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Can’t be what you can’t see
College Art Space, London,United Kingdom



2018


Havana Cultura ¡Subelo Cuba! Gilles Peterson
Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom


Les statues Baroques
Clermont Ferrand Interl Short Film Festival, Clermont, France


Contacts



Kitoko Diva aka Diva Muanza
divam.promo[at]gmail.com

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