Joséphine Kabibi is an artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. she was born on August 15, 1973 in Bukavu. She is the mother of a young girl. and was trained for seven years in her craft, and has worked for 27 years. She arrived to Canada as a refugee.
Before coming to Canada, Joséphine was in Burkina Faso, where she exhibited twice at theInternational Trade Fair of Ouagadougou (SIAO). “SIAO, the International Arts and Handicrafts Trade Show of Ouagadougou, the so-called window of African handicraft, is one of Africa’s most important trade fairs of its kind. It shows the whole variety of African art and craft products. The event is a mixture of exhibition as well as cultural and artistic activities.”(Source)
This copper work is not easy and she does it with all her heart. In her work, Kabibi follows these steps: 1) Cut the copper in the dimensions that she's going to work, 2) Put the copper in the fire, 3) Put the drawing on the copper, 4) Start tracing, 5) Put the copper back in the fire again; and 6) Start typing and putting on colors to finish.
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