Image courtesy: Yonamine

Yonamine (Angola) in his work reinvents and updates past or present archaeologies about life, building a process of accumulation in an almost surrealistic way, working over a random and exhaustive fragmentation that reflects our contemporary fragmented identities.

Yonamine has recently participated in several biennials such as the 29th São Paulo Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil in 2010 and the IX Sharjah Biennale in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates in 2009. Last year Yonamine participated in the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Arts, in Ekaterinburg, Russia, curated by João Ribas and the 15th Istanbul Biennial in Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Elmgret & Dragnet.

Yonamine’s work is present in several important institutional and private collections such as: Banco Internacional de Crédito (BIC) (Lisbon, Portugal); Banco Privado de Angola; Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection (Alcoitão, Portugal); Leal Rios Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal); Norlinda e José Lima Collection (São João da Madeira, Portugal); PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal); Sindika Dokolo African Contemporary Art (Luanda, Angola); The Frank-Suss Collection (London, UK).

Currently Yonamine lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.

With support from

Espaço Luanda Arte

Artist’s website



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