Self Portrait Man

Kiluanji Kia Henda2016

African Artists' Foundation

African Artists' Foundation
Lagos, Nigeria

This is a photograph by Kiluanji Kia Henda exhibited at LagosPhoto 2016.

Kiluanji Kia Henda is an Angolan artist.

He was born in Angola's capital city Luanda in 1979, four years after the country gained independence from Portugal. This struggle for independence was followed by a long and bloody civil war that ended in 2002 when Kia Henda was in his twenties.

History, politics, war and the impact of colonialism feature in Kia Henda’s work. But alongside this, there is also excitement and hope for the future. By interweaving facts and documentary images with storytelling and humour, he explores possible new identities for Angola and its people.


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