Pavilhão de Angola

Angola - Biennale Arte 2015

The 56th edition of the most important international Biennale of contemporary art takes place this year in Venice, a leading forum for the introduction and recognition of artists from the participating countries.Since 2013, the Ministry of Culture of Angola has ensured the country’s representation at the Art Biennale di Venezia, which is characterised by the high quality of its submissions, taking into account the practices developed within the contemporary art scene. This approach has resulted in excellent feedback from the audience and art critics, both national and international, and culminated in the golden Lion Award in 2013.

António Ole
Angola, 1951. Painter, filmmaker and photographer, Ole has created a vast body of work that reflects the multiple aspects of his creative universe, focusing on the themes of colonisation, civil war, famine, social conflicts and, specially, the human capacity for resistance and survival. Throughout his artistic career, he has developed projects that reveal a certain formal and aesthetic eclecticism, his works including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and cinema. His first exhibition was in 1967 and, since his international debut at the African-American Art Museum (Los Angeles) in 1984, his works have been shown in many exhibitions, festivals and biennales, including Havana (1986, 1988, 1997), São Paulo (1987), Berlin (1997), Johannesburg (1995, 1997), Dakar (1998) and Venice (2003, 2007). He also participated in the prestigious touring exhibitions: Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent and The Short Century.

Cenário Urbano (2015)
António Ole
(Detail)

Cenário Urbano (2015)
António Ole
(Detail)

Cenário Urbano (2015)
António Ole
(Detail)

Cenário Urbano (2015)
António Ole
(Detail)

Binelde Hyrcan
Angola, 1980. Binelde Hyrcan grew up in Angola. Shocked by the images of war in his youth, he saw the real consequences of political decisions. It is in this mix, between the vision of a present living world in front of him and the dramatic effects of some abstract political decisions, that the artist caught this indelible image. Hyrcan expresses himself in the full range of artistic media: sculpture, painting, design, video-art and performance. He has exhibited widely across the globe from his first exhibition in 2008 Three times Two movements in Paris, to the 2nd Luanda Triennale in 2010 and the 2013 ‘No Fly Zone’ at the Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon.

Cambeck (2013)
Binelde Hyrcan
Detail of the video installation

Cambeck (2013)
Binelde Hyrcan

Délio Jasse
Angola, 1980. When he was 18, he moved to Lisbon where he started to work in serigraphy studios. Here he had the first contact with the different printing techniques, among which he soon discovered photography. He started experimenting with the different technical possibilities of this means of expression. He participated in several group exhibition in Portugal, Angola, Brasil, Germany and France. Among the group exhibition, we recall África (2010) at the Museu Nacional de História Natural in Luanda, Bamako Photographic Encounters and the group show Present Tense (2013) at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon. Among the solo show, we recall Schengen (2010) at Baginski, Galeria/ Projetos. In 2014 he was shortlisted for the BES Photo Award.

Ausência Permanente (2014)
Délio Jasse
Detail of the installation

Ausência Permanente (2014)
Délio Jasse
Detail of the installation

Ausência Permanente (2014)
Délio Jasse
Detail of the installation

Ausência Permanente (2014)
Délio Jasse
Detail of the installation

Ausência Permanente (2014)
Délio Jasse
Detail of the installation

Francisco Vidal
Francisco Vidal Angola, 1978. Francisco’s work examines the questions of race, difference, negritude and the African diaspora. he employs both the communicative possibilities of his plastic and aesthetic expression, as well as his relationship with society and modern Portugal and Angola. He believes it is particularly grounded in his era and his identity; something closely linked to the age group to which he belongs, and which one could almost consider a reflection of his generation. His works, in various formats, are the outcome from increasingly meticulous reflection on the reality in which he lives. He has exhibited solo and collectively since 2006.

u.topia Luanda Machine (2015)
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

Sushi (2015)
Oil on machetes
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

u.topia Luanda Machine (2015)
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

u.topia Luanda Machine (2015)
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

u.topia Luanda Machine (2015)
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

u.topia Luanda Machine (2015)
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

u.topia Luanda Machine (2015)
Francisco Vidal
Detail of the installation

Nelo Teixeira
Angola, 1975. Nelo studied painting and sculpture at the workshops of UNAP (National Union Plastic Artists) and has a background in carpentry and set design. Nelo inherited an interesting family legacy of masks makers. Also he plays an important role on the Luanda’s art community, teaching the youngest generation some of his  techniques. He exhibits regularly since 2000 and developed Set Design for seve-ral theatre and film pieces.

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Sculpture (2013)
Nelo Teixeira
Detail of the installation

Documentary made by Hugo Salvaterra of the Angolan Pavilion

Credits: Story

Representação Oficial de Angola
56. Exposição Internacional de
Arte – La Biennale di Venezia

9 Maio – 22 Novembro 2015

On Ways of Travelling

António Ole, Binelde Hyrcan, Délio Jasse,
Francisco Vidal, Nelo Teixeira

Curador
António Ole

Curadora Adjunta
Antonia Gaeta

Comissários
Ministério da Cultura de Angola
e Rita GT

Assistente de Produção
Sara de Oliveira

Design gráfico e imagem
Non-verbal club

Registo fotográfico e vídeo
Hugo Salvaterra

Pavilhão de Angola
Palazzo Pisani - Conservatorio
Benedetto Marcello,
Piazza Santo Stefano,
San Marco 2810

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