Lavi Kasongo

Lavi Kasongo is a talented plastic artist of Congolese origin who has been
painting since he was 5 years old. Expelled from the Congo by the brutal civil war that
rages the country, he has been a refugee in Brazil since 2015, where he
continued his career internationally. Inspired by his African past and
his South American present, he creates paintings where African colors are in
abstract harmony. Lavi has participated in several individual and group
exhibitions in prestigious galleries such as the Maison de France, State of
São Paulo Pinacoteca, SESC, Michigan Art Space, and the Inn Gallery, among
others. He was invited to participate in the “Latitudes” project by SESC
Vila Mariana where he painted a wall that tells a bit about his story and of other

Lavi’s collection consists of landscapes, portraits and abstract paintings in oil
and acrylic, inspired by his human story.

“Colors are the weapons I use against war” — Lavi Kasongo