Patrick Mudekereza is a writer and cultural operator born in Lubumbashi in 1983. He initiated several art projects, including with the collective Vicanos Club, concomitantly studying Industrial Chemistry at the Polytechnic faculty of the University of Lubumbashi. He then worked as administrator and curator for visual arts at the French Cultural Centre in Lubumbashi, and he is the editor of the cultural magazine Nzenze. Mudekereza initiates and collaborates with many publications and exhibitions both in Congo and internationally. In 2014, he received the National Award for Art and Cultural from the Congolese Ministry of Art and Culture. He is the director of centre d’Art picha and the co-initiator of Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi Biennial.