YONAMINE

Born in 1976 in Luanda (AO)
Lives and works between Harare (ZW) and Lisbon (PT)

Yonamine, influenced by very diverse contemporary art and music spheres, examines the colonial relationship between Portugal and Africa. His works – paintings, photographs, graffiti, drawing, assemblages, collages, moving images, performances, and spoken words – resonate with the contemporary world culture. As in post-colonial discussions, where it is crucial to understand the history in order to move forward, we need to acknowledge the background issues informing his practice to fully understand his artistic discourse. Yonamine’s work reinvents and updates past or present archaeologies, building a process of accumulation and creating a random but systematic fragmentation that reflects our contemporary fragmented identities. His multimedia installations are both personal diaries and explorations of African history and politics.

COLLECTIONS

Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

The Frank-Suss Collection, London (UK)

BIC – Banco Internacional de Crédito, Lisbon (PT)

Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Alcoitão (PT)
 
Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon (PT)

Norlinda and José Lima Collection, São João da Madeira (PT)

PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon (PT)

SD Collection – Sindika Dokolo African Contemporary Art, Luanda (AO)

BPA Collection – Banco Privado de Angola, Luanda (AO)

SOLO SHOWS

2016

Não Sou Santo, Cristina  Guerra  –  Contemporary  Art, Lisbon (PT)

2013

Luz Veio, Elinga Teatro, Luanda (AO)

2012

Só  China, Cristina  Guerra  –  Contemporary  Art, Lisbon (PT)

2010

SOSO arte contemporânea africana, São Paulo (BR)

ZonaMaco | project room, Mexico City (MX)

2009

Control Z, Cristina Guerra – Contemporary Art, Lisbon (PT)

2008

Necessitat de veure, Display Lab, Tarragona (SP)

Tuga Suave, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (PT)

2007

Cabeça 100 gente, Azóia (PT)

GROUP SHOWS

2018

Indivíduo. Cidade. Metamorfose, Jahmek Contemporary Art, Luanda (AO)

2017

Chibuku Disco, Yonamine and Friends, Njelele Art Station, Harare (ZW)

15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (TR)

4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art -New Literacy, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Yekaterinburg (RU)

Them Or Us!, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto (PT)

Daqui pra Frente, Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

2016

Portugal Portugueses, Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo (BR)

Paradoxes of the Ivory Tower: painting and pictorial elements in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Oliva Creative Factory, São João da Madeira (PT)

2015

4th Encounters Beyond History: LUTA CA CABA INDA, José de Guimarães International Arts Centre (CIAJG), Guimarães (PT)

Arte contemporânea na Coleção Sindika Dokolo, You Love Me, You Love Me Not, Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett, Porto (PT)

2014

31ª São Paulo Biennial, Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo (BR)

RE – MOVE, Fundação Arpad Szenes, Vieira da Silva, Lisbon (PT)

2013

No Fly Zone. Unlimited Mileage, Berardo Museum – Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon (PT)

2012

100 Artworks, 10 Years: A Selection from the PLMJ Foundation Collection, Fundação Arpad Szenes, Vieira da Silva, Lisbon (PT)

2011

Fluxus – African Contemporary Art, Ex Chiesa Dei Santi Carlo E Agata, Reggio Emilia (IT)

Arte Lusófona Contemporânea, Galeria Marta Traba – Fundação Memorial da América Latina, São Paulo (BR)

The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão (PT)

4 Cidades, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)

Terceira Metade — Tatiana Blass, Manuel Caeiro, Yonamine, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Idioma Comum: Artistas da CPLP na Colecção da Fundação PLMJ, Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon (PT)

2010

29° Bienal de São Paulo, Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo (BR)

Trienal de Luanda 2010, Escritório Executivo da Trienal de Luanda, Luanda (AO)

A Filosofia do Dinheiro, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (PT)

POVO – People, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon (PT)

Luanda, suave e frenética 2, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador (BR)

A Museum is to Art what a great Translator is to a Writer, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon (PT)

Group Show, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda (AO)

2009

Portugal au Chateau d’eau-Chateau d’Art, Château d’eau – Château d’Art, Bourges (FR)

Bienal de La Habana, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havanna (CU)

9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah (AE)

Claúdia Veiga, Ihosvanny, Kiluanji, Yonamine, SOSO arte contemporânea, Sao Paulo (BR)

2008

INPUT – Colecção Sindika Dokolo, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda (AO)

Travesía, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (SP)

Listen Darling… The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão (PT)

V Bienal de Sao Tome e Principe, CIAC – Centro Internacional de Arte e Cultura de São Tomé, São Tomé (ST)

Sara & André, 3+1 arte contemporanea, Lisbon (PT)

Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize 2008, Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, L´Hospitalet (SP)

2007

52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT)

Réplica e Rebeldia: Artistas Plásticos de Moçambique, Angola, Cabo Verde e Brasil, Palácio Cultura Ildo Lobo, Praia (CV)

Réplica e Rebeldia: Artistas Plásticos de Moçambique, Angola, Cabo Verde e Brasil, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – CCBB, Brasília (BR)

2006

Trienal de Luanda 2007, Escritório Executivo da Trienal de Luanda, Luanda (AO)

Réplica e Rebeldia: artistas de Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde e Moçambique, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Réplica e Rebeldia: Artistas de Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde e Moçambique, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador (BR)

SD Observatorio, IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia (SP)

Sindika Dokolo – Contemporary African Art Collection, SOSO arte contemporânea, Luanda (AO)

Réplica e Rebeldia: Artistas Plásticos de Moçambique, Angola, Cabo Verde e Brasil, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda (AO)

Réplica e Rebeldia: Artistas Plásticos de Moçambique, Angola, Cabo Verde e Brasil, Museu Nacional de Artes (MUSART), Maputo (MZ)

2005

Dipanda Forever, SOSO arte contemporânea, Luanda (AO)

30 Years of Angolan Art, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda (AO)

Movimento, SOSO arte contemporânea, Luanda (AO)

AC-Angola Combatente, SOSO arte contemporânea, Luanda (AO)