Tropics Men ~ Kia henda KILUANJI, Angolan Photographer29 avr. 2012
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Luanda (1978). Lives and works in Luanda. Part of a young generation of Angolan artists with an international career. Luanda Trienal 2007, Guangzhou Trienal 2008, Bordeaux 2009, a number of art residencies in South Africa, Italia, USA, Germany, Brazil. In photography, his experimental or even distorted style represents his hometown of Luanda and ironically portrays conflicts like the Cold War in Angola, and nowadays problems through a complex multitude of perspectives.
Selected solo shows: 2010: SOSO Gallery Sao Paulo; 2008: Estórias e Diligências, SOSO Gallery, Luanda, Angola; Portraits from a Slippery Look, Goethe Institute, Nairobi, Kenya; Expired Trading Products, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa; 2007: Between the two red telephones, galleria Fonti, Naples; Ngola Bar, Centro de Arte de Sines, Sines, Portugal.
Selected Group Shows: 2010: There is always a cup of sea to sail in, 29a Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Self-Portrait As White Man, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice; Wild is the Wind, Savannah College for Art and Design, Atlanta, USA; 2009: Black Atlantic, ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bozen; Luanda: Smooth and Rave, Grand Theatre, Evento Bienal, Bordeux, France; Museu Solar do Ferrão, Bahia, Brasil; Luanda: Anatomia da Velocidade, Experimenta Design Bienal, Braamcamp Palace, Lisboa, Portugal; 2008: Farewell to post-colonialism, 3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; 2007: Luanda Triennial, Luanda, Angola; Luanda Pop_Check List, 52ª Bienalle of Venice, African pavilion, Venice; Jene va travailler, Rosa Lux Gallery, Berlin, Alemanha; 2006: SD OBSERVATORIO, IVAM, Valencia, Spain; 2005: Dipanda Forever, SOSO arte Contemporânea, Luanda, Angola.