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


Kitoko Diva is a multimedia artist interested in the physical spatialization of moving images, through large-scale installations, but also immersive techniques ranging from 180 ° dome film experience to the use of augmented reality. Her manipulation of images explores new forms of experimental storytelling, blurring the line between fiction and documentary.


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 art technologies. Her works have been recently screened at the Guggenheim Museum of New York for the exhibition “Sometimes it’s beautiful”, the Tate Modern in London for “Southwark Untold Pempeople” and selected for the 2021 annual list of the Aesthetica Art Prize magazine 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 before settling down in the United Kingdom.


Residencies & Scholarships


2021 IDFA DocLab Creative Funds
2021 Live Cinema UK Associate Artists

Exhibitions


2021

Sometimes it was beautiful
Guggenheim Museum
New York City, USA

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition - York Art Gallery
York, UK

Salts
Basel, Switzerland

Festival International du Film sur l’Art (39e édition)
Montréal, Canada

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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