Visual artist Gloire Ndoko is a native of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) where he lives and works. His work mixes photography, painting and sculpture to bring a positive look on women. It is an approach inspired by his mother. Attentive to his environment, Ndoko paints scenes of everyday social life.
Gloire Ndoko has participated in several national and international exhibitions. He was present at the "Kinshasa and Connected" exhibitions in 2018 and 2019 that preceded the opening of the photography department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa. In 2019, he participated in the 6th edition of the Lubumbashi Biennale.
His three photographic series "Elikia", "Elilingi", "Generational Portrait" produced in 2019 allowed him to win successively the design competition organized by the Institut Français in 2020, 2021 and 2022. In 2020, he exhibited at the Biennial of Bucaramanga in Colombia at the end of a training on photography organized by the VII Academy of Kinshasa. Gloire is also among the 22 winners of "In corpus photography Festival" of 2021.
At the 7th edition of the Lubumbashi Biennale, Gloire's work will address the theme "Attitude". It is about questioning "how to exist without its shadow that we carry everywhere? These parts of us that we stifle and that haunt us at times. It is through photography that he tries to answer all his questions, through surrealist pictures.