Thonton Kabeya was born in 1983, in the D.R.C. He presently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He was finalist from the Institute of Fine Arts of Lubumbashi, Painter, Sculptor, he also does installation, art performance and design. In 2006 he won two awards: the UNAIDS AWARD and the BELGIUM COUNCIL AWARD. He is part of many collections around the world such as the Contemporary Art Museum of Vitoria (ARTIUM) in Spain, Unisa art collection (South Africa). George Forest in D.R.C. Erick Vellard in Paris (France).
Kabeyahas participated in many different exhibitions, meeting and artistic projects across Africa and Europe.