SARAH NDELE was born in the early 90s in Kinshasa. Multidisciplinary plastic artist, she studied artistic painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa.
Influenced by the legendary story of KIMPAVITA (1684-1706), she began researching Kongo art. In her work she treats as subject the memory, the origin and the present of education. Through her art she cultivates the link with her parents’ origin; the “Yombe” tribe.
She is inspired by YOMBE masks, using plastic waste as material. Her technique is called “Matsuela” which means tears. Its message is that “even with tears we can build a completely independent new Africa”. In her paintings she highlights MASONIKA writing (a writing of the Congo peoples).
Within the “Kinact” and “Ndaku ya La vie est belle” collectives, she develops her passion for performance and leads workshops with street children. She participates in numerous personal and collective exhibitions in Kinshasa, Cameroon (Bandjoun Station), Togo (EMOME’ART festival) and Benin (cultural center of the late Mr JOSEPH KPOBLI).
She participates in creating an audiovisual media library: “MATONGE LISOLO”. She coordinates the first edition of the festival “Kasala in the soul of women” at Ndaku Ya La Vie Est Belle. She does art therapy with the mentally ill and organizes nocturnal exhibitions in the alleys of Kinshasa.
As a committed and activist artist, Sarah Ndele devotes her life to art and education.