Baudouin Mouanda was born in 1981 in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. He lives and works between Brazzaville and Paris. Since he began shooting in 1993, the artist has been portraying the joys and sorrows of his country with poetic and uncompromising vision.
He has won multiple prizes including Roger-Pic Prize 2022, Singulart Awards 2022, Alliance Française and EFTI International Photography Competition 2020, Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, Blachère Foundation Prize and the Young talent support from Bolloré Africa Logistics. His work is found in numerous collections including Blachère Foundation, Bolloré Logistics, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Contemporary African Art Collection (Jean Pigozzi), the Museum of the Zinsou Foundation, the Confluence Museum Lyon and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited internationally in galleries, festivals and biennials including Gasworks, London, Paris Photo, Rencontres de Bamako, Rencontres d’Arles, Planches Contact Festival, Dak’Art, Dakar. Since 2018, Mouanda has been selffunding the construction of a cultural space in Brazzaville that will offer a library for children, a training room for visual arts, a professional photo laboratory, and an exhibition space.