Aristote Mago (1988), is an artist living and working in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2007 he obtained a BA from l’Institut des Beaux-arts in Kinshasa, with a major in Sculpture, and in 2013 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa.
His work has been exhibited at the Congo Biennale, the Espace Commines, Paris, the AKAA (Also Known As Africa) fair, Paris, and at the Bandjoun Station, Cameroun. Mago is one of the recipients of the Prince Claus Seed Award 2021.
Mago’s work was featured in Inspired Flight, a specially curated exhibition at Unfair22, showcasing the work of five emerging contemporary artists who won the Prince Claus Fund’s 2021 Seed Awards. The exhibition made possible in partnership with Prince Claus Fund and in collaboration with The Quick + The Brave, providing a platform for the stories of Seed Awardees around the world to be heard. The Quick + The Brave initiated an eponymous content series documenting in real time how Seed Awardees are investing in their creative practice in this period of global change and learning about the community impact of their work.