Patrick Bongoy was born in 1980 in Kinshasa in the DRC and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Cape Town. The textured surfaces on which Bongoy works are the product of a painstaking process of cutting and weaving together strips of hessian and rubber. Bongoy’s striking pieces tell sad narratives that focus on the most vulnerable members of society and how those in power often exploit them. His artworks have been extensively exhibited internationally and are included in major public and private collections.