Biography of Tankwey Mulut jean jacques “tankila”


Tankwey Mulut jean jacques “tankila” was born in Kinshasa in 1979, obtained his interior design diploma in 2004 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, launched his career as a designer with his 2kotes chair in 2009 at Kinshasa Furniture and Object Fair (Samo), will be discovered and invited to install the same model in the entrance hall of the Société des finances et de développement (Sofide).

Co-founder of the polyv’art artist platform (2010) and will be its general manager (2010-2018), creator and CEO of the tankila studio (2018), heads the design research group Banka Kinshasa / Savvy Contemporary spinning triangles Project (2019) and will initiate the Kin Design Week “kindeswe” (2020), the first international exhibition of design furniture and textiles in Kinshasa. He has several helmets: designer, artist, artist and project manager, researcher, trainer, speaker, entrepreneur, …

His career will be fueled by exceptional professional encounters: Cheick Diallo, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Contemporary Savvy (2019), Jakob timpe (2017), Xavier Lust and Thomas Lutumbwe (2014), …

He produced his first c-vi decomposable sofa (2016) and his connected multifunctional sofa project kk2050 which was selected among the 7th best projects of the Kinshasa 2050 competition, and exhibited at the French Institute in Kinshasa (2017), then will be selected to be exhibited at the Grassi Museum Leipzig / Germany at the Megalopolis stimmen aus Kinshasa exhibition (2019).

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