Georges Senga is a Congolese photographic artist born in 1983 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. He lives between Lubumbashi and Rome. His work mixes documentary and fictional elements around history and stories that are revealed in "memory, identity and tradition".
Nsenga graduated from the University of Lubumbashi in 2009 with a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences and had already started his career as a photographer earlier. 2009 is also the year in which everything takes shape for his career. His work was discovered in 2008 during the first edition of the Lubumbashi Biennale when he participated in a workshop by Marie Françoise Plissart, a Belgian photographer. Workshop mounted with Sammy Baloji and Gulda El Magambo. During the same year, he won the special prize at the second edition of the Africa photo contest in Tarifa, Spain. From 2009 to date, Georges has participated in several exhibitions and workshops in Africa and around the world. From December 02, 2019 to January 31, he took part in the exhibition "Rebel Lives" organized by FOMU and the Museum of Photography of the city of Antwerp. The exhibition highlighted life in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group.
In 2020, he was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Villa Medici residence in Italy at the French Academy of Rome where he developed the project "How a small pagan hunter becomes a Catholic priest" to pay tribute to a Catholic priest, Bonaventure Salumu, who by virtue of his position should not have had children. This project started from Georges' meeting with the daughter of the priest who died in 1989, and whose journey he retraces.