Christian Nyampeta is an artist whose research into how individuals and communities negotiate forms of socially organised violence generates objects, images, interiors, situations, texts and publications. Nyampeta is a PhD candidate at the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths, University of London, where he researches idiorrhythmy, a formational concept for regional utopian imaginaries drawn from early monasticism, proposed through the seminar lectures of Roland Barthes titled How To Live Together at the Collège de France.
Christian Nyampeta takes up residence in Mansion Blatt, Beirut, Lebanon. Since opening in 2012, Mansion Blatt has re-emerged as a multi-purpose collective space, hosting film screenings, discussions, performances and exhibitions for the public, as well as offering 10 working studios for permanent residents. A library and reading space is open for public use.