Mega Mingiedi’s recent works are visual, urban cartographies that fuse “real and imaginary” forces in social strata and address problems of geographic and social space. He unravels the social pecking order – ministers, domestic workers, CEOs, artists, soldiers, writers, presidents and kings – and reflects on how societal members in similar and different strata relate to one another. In his own words, “How do we come together or not, and how are the relationships that link us constructed by the system that oversees and shapes us all? How is the system managing, increasingly, to control the acts, movements, and ways of thinking of so many people in so many places, on the earth and in the sky, today.”
Mingiedi studied at the Institut des Beaux Arts de Kinshasa and the Académie des Beaux Arts de Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratif in Strasbourg, France. He has been featured in exhibitions and festivals and has participated in workshops since 2003.