Aside from being an artist, Jean Katambayi Mukendi (b. 1974 in Lubumbashi; lives and works in Lubumbashi) is also impassioned by technology, mechanics, geometry and electricity. In his work he combines influences from daily life with experience gained from his training as electrician. He creates fragile and complex installations driven by sophisticated electrical mechanisms. His technological discoveries are part of a search for solutions to social problems in current Congolese society.