artist director I cinematographer

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Kitoko Diva
Born Paris, France
Lives and works in London, UK

MFA Film
Howard University, United States Of America

Art, Creation & Technology Graduate Program - University of Montreal - Art & Sciences Department, Canada

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 Of America


Kitoko Diva is a director, cinematographer and visual 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 cinematography, 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

2022 Hexagram Scholarships Recipients
2022 Fulbright Grant Scholarships
2021 IDFA DocLab Creative Funds
2021 Live Cinema UK Associate Artists



New Orleans Black Indians Exhibition
The Museum of Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Paris, France

Aesthetica Short Film Festival
York, UK

MAPP Festival 2022
Montreal, Canada

SAT Fest 2022
Montreal, Canada

Stiftung Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst
Leipzig, Germany


We the Curious Planetarium
Bristol, United Kingdom

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Venice, Italy

Sometimes it was beautiful
Guggenheim Museum
New York City, USA

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition - York Art Gallery
York, UK

Basel, Switzerland

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

Festival Arts Souterrain
Montréal, Canada

Spill Festival
London, UK

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

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 


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


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

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


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