born in 1979 in Luanda (Angola)
Januario Jano’s practice reflects on the ideas of home and self, constantly challenging the norms through explorations of historic and contemporary narratives within the context of the growing interdependence of the world’s economies, cultures, and populations.
Enthralled with the hypothesis of a delicate balance between fiction and reality, galvanised to explore the relationship between humans and non-hu- mans in time and space. In this context, the role of the body is pivotal, and its multidimensional representation occurs within the framework of proverbi- al globalisation and cross-cultural interaction.
2002 - 2005
BA (Hons) Design Studies, London Metropolitan University, London, England.
2018 - 2020
MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London - England
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS /
IMBAMBAS: Unsettled Feelings Of An Object And Self, KH Gallery, London
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 Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, Norval Foundation Gallery 9, Cape Town
Around the table, No20 arts, London
Vantage Point Sharjah 9, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
New Era For Humanity, Marvilla Art District, Lisbon
Redirecting, Tree Art Museum, Beijing
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 /
Poldra, Sculpture Park, Viseu, Portugal
Vantage Point, Sharjah Foundation - EAU June Art Fair - Basel
Loeries Creative Week 2020, Johannesburg,
South Africa BMA Lab: Masterclass, Braga Media Arts, Braga, Portugal
Talk - Gnration, Braga, Portugal
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.
(Upcoming)The Deveron Projects - Huntly, Scotland - Residency
(WFY) World Youth Forum, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Hangar CIA - 180 Artists of the South, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
JAANGO - Artists in residency, supported by Dominick Tunner, Luanda, Angola.
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) - London
The Marino Golinelli Collection - Italy
Taguchi Art Collection - Japan
Damian Grieder Collection - Switzerland
Economic Bank of Angola - Angola
BFA Bank Angola Collection - Angola Portuguese National Archive - Portugal
The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize - Nominated LAGUNA ART PRIZE, Business for Art, Venice, Italy
ART LAGUNA PRICE, Business for Art, Venice, Italy.