Twenty Nine Studio & Production is a Belgian company created in 2017 by Rosa Spaliviero and Sammy Baloji.
Their studio offers all consultancy, research, prospecting and production activities in the fields of artistic practice in its various forms, particularly in the visual and audiovisual arts.
Sammy Baloji is a visual artist and photographer. Since 2005, he has been exploring the memory and history of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His work is a perpetual research into the cultural, architectural and industrial heritage of the Katanga region, as well as a questioning of the effects of Belgian colonization. His videos and photographic series highlight how identities are shaped, transformed, perverted and reinvented. He co-founded Picha asbl in 2008, the organization which initiated the Biennale de Lubumbashi. Estelle Lecaille collaborates with Sammy Baloji as a production and research manager.
As a film company, Twenty Nine focuses mainly on creative documentaries and artists films. Rosa Spaliviero supports innovative cinema and young filmmakers in their most daring film projects with a strong social or political dimension. She chooses to produce films that show an openness to the world with a unique aesthetic device. Focused in film and audiovisual forms from Africa, she was a producer for Atelier Graphoui for 7 years. Since 2017, she is an independent film producer, working both with Twenty Nine Studio & Production in Belgium, and IndigooMoodFilms in Senegal, with Katy Lena Ndiaye. As a founding member of Picha asbl, she is involved in the Biennale de Lubumbashi since 2008 as a film curator and a production manager.