Ntangou Badila is a Congolese American Visual Artist based in Hudson N.Y. Her medium explores an acrylic based explosion of flowing color, movement, and mental stimulation that will leave you feeling full of life. Inspired by her Father Andre Elobme Badila,  multidisciplinary visual and performance artist from Congo Brazzaville. After his passing in 2012 she changed her life's extensive career as a Executive Pastry Chef in SOHO, to embark on the journey of pursuing her artistic freedom as a painter. Ntangou then found fulfillment as a teaching artist , leading mural art classes and art workshops for inner city high schools throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Badila has presented her work in numerous collaborative art shows throughout New York City, featuring on Afro Punk , Okay Africa, Demur Mag in 2016, and selected as the cover artist with a full story on Snax Magazine phoenix issue 2019. Her first solo show, “Queendwombmen” debuted spring 2017 in Bedstuy Brooklyn. Badila’s sophomore exhibition opened in 2018 at the Hudson Area Library, titled “Gemini Moon”. Badila’s works have been largely influenced by indigenous lifestyle, perspectives, tribes, the natural world as plants and flowers. “I am a strong advocate for subjects that aren’t commonly expressed “. She is currently cultivating her next body of work at her studio in Hudson NY , as she continues to  undergo a transformation of self expression, openness , and the continued unleashing of creative control which has led to more growth and freedom . Her upcoming show is not yet titled but is themed around the internal ecosystems . This show will exhibit at the Hudson Hall 2024 . 

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