I have never been the painter of just one surface

I come from graffiti. Today, of course, i feel like i have evolved. I’m more of a painter, I do a lot of studio work. I still do paint walls. But every canvas I create in a studio setting comes out of my background in graffiti. I wanted to transcribe for canvas the graphic vocabulary i have been developing all these years on the street.

1969
CYRIL KONGO WAS BORN IN TOULOUSE FRANCE

Spent part of his childhood in Vietnam, As a teenager he lived in Kongo (Brazzaville) it has such an important influence that he has chosen his artist name as a reference to that time.

1987
JOIN THE GRAFFITI COLLECTIVE MAC CREW

From 1989 until 2001 they paint big walls.

2002-2014
KOSMOPOLITE

First international graffiti festival, created with the MAC crew in Bagnolet (France). The objective was to promote Graffiti and Street Art worldwide, in 12 years the festival has welcome 700 artists and more than 150 000 visitors www.kosmopolite.com

2008
NEW TYPE OF COLLABORATION

begins to collaborate with the Luxury Industry.

2009
T.A.G AU GRAND PALAIS

two masterpieces presented at the Alain Dominique Gallizzia exhibition at The Grand Palais (Paris) T.A.G au Grand Palais. Tag au grand palais Pierre Guillien

2011
FIRST PERSONAL EXHIBITION

at the Wallworks Gallery of Claude Kunetz “De la rue jaillit la lumière” with 30 masterpieces

2011
CREATION FOR HERMES

of a silk scarf, beginning of a long collaboration

2012
KOSMOPOLITE ART TOUR FESTIVAL

the event takes place in a new town each year (Rio, Jakarta, Amsterdam…)

2016
DAUM

Collaboration with Daum Paint Cristal Bomb

2016
RICHARD MILLE

The kongo watch requested 2 years of development for 30 unique pieces

2018
LA CORNUE

La Cornue special series for the 110 years of the manufacture, 6 cooking range with the graphic codes ok Cyril Kongo France and the 5 continents. Design Grand Prix 2018 of Architectural Digest

2018
CHANEL

Collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY around the theme Ancient Egypt

2019
KONGO EXHIBITS AT THE GRANDE ARCHE

The exhibit "Kongo sur le toit de la Défense" was the first street art exhibition in this space. This retrospective of his work and encounters at 110 m high was a real journey.

CYRIL KONGO

I have never been the painter of just one surface

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