born in 1979 in Luanda (Angola)
Research is the central feature of my artistic practice. I am interested in exploring ideas of home and self, reflecting on my historical upbring and the globalized cultural sphere.
Seduced with the parallel between fiction and reality as my practice itself has this ambivalence to it, that creates the intersection to exploring the subjects around the body and its representation which occur within the increasingly globalized and cross-cultural dimension, that allows me to engage with sculpture, textile, performance, sound, video, photography, and installations.
_ Januario Jano.
BA (Hons) Design Studies, London Metropolitan University, London, England.
2018 – Present
MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London, England.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
BROKEN BODIES, Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
AMBUNDULANDO, curated by Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa, Portuguese Cultural Center, Luanda, Angola.
KWIKA: LOVE OR HATE, curated by Sonia Ribeiro, Galerie Thorigny, Paris, France. FRAGMENTATION 1.0, Curetted by Sonia Ribeiro, Gallery of Economic Bank, Luanda, Angola.
POP ORGY, PROJECT SEEDS OF MEMORY, curated by Suzana Sousa, Milan, Italy
PRIVATE SPACE, Gallery Geraldes da Silva, Porto, Portugal.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS /
The Black Sphinx II, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
The Black Sphinx II. From Morocco to Madagascar, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
Project Gallery of Small Things for Dak’art 2018, Curated by Bisi Silva, Dakar, Senegal.
LUUNDA, Curated by Suzana Sousa, Paula Nascimento, Bruno Leita?o, Hangar CIA, Lisbon, Portugal.
E.U IN ANGOLA, curated by Keyezua, Portuguese Cultural Center, Luanda, Angola.
COMMUNTING: OS DAS BANDAS, Espelho D ?agua, Lisboa, Portugal.
UNORTHODOX, curated by Jens Hoffman and Kelly Taxter, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA.
NOISE, curated by Suzana Sousa, Portuguese Cultural Center, Luanda, Angola.
SELECTED PROJECTS /
Dakar Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal.
Luanda Triennial, organized by Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Luanda, Angola.
Lagos Art Biennial, Lagos, Nigeria.
St. JORGE ISLAND, curated by Paula de Nascimento and Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Luanda, Milan, Lisbon, London, Porto.
AFRICA NOW BY DESIGN INDABA, curated by, Paula de Nascimento and Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Cape Town, South Africa.
MOVING AFRICA, Project by Goethe Institute for Doual ?art, Douala?, Cameron.
Hangar CIA - 180 Artists of the South, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
JAANGO - Artists in residency, supported by Dominick Tunner, Luanda, Angola.
V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum - London Economic Bank of Angola
BFA Bank Angola
Portuguese National Archive
Private Collections (Angola, France, USA, England, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Italy, Hong Kong)
ART LAGUNA PRICE, Business for Art, Venice, Italy.