KILUANJI KIA HENDA 


Kiluanji Kia Henda, As God Wants and the Devil Likes It (O.R.G.A.S.M Congress) 2011 - 2013 Photography printed on wall paper Dimensions variable
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Kiluanji Kia Henda was born in Angola in 1979, he lives and works in Lisbon and Luanda. Being a self-taught artist, Henda was inspired by South African John Liebenberg’s photojournalism on apartheid and the Angolan civil war. In his multimedia work he engages with the colonial past of Angola and the African continent in a humorous and ironic way, challenging notions of identity, politics and modernity.

In his most recent creations he also looks at urban and architectural elements. In 2012 Kiluanji Kia Henda received the National Award for Culture and the Arts from the Angolan Ministry of Culture.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Rusty Mirage (The City Skyline), New Museum Triennale, New York, USA

 

2014

Compacted Distance, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
The Fortress – The building series II, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
As god wants and the devil likes it, Brundyn+ Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2013

New Man – Homem Novo, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

 

2012

Homem Novo, Art|43|Basel, Art|Statements, Galleria Fonti (Naples), Basel, Switzerland

 

2010

Trans It, SOSO Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
self-portrait as a white man, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy

 

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, Italy
Ngola Bar, Centro de Arte de Sines, Sines, Portugal

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

ART Marbella, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2015

2015 Triennal: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York, USA

 

2014

O.R.G.A.S.M. the Organization of African States for Mellowness, Dak’Art, Dakar Senegal
Die Göttliche Komödie. Himmel, Hölle, Fegefeuer aus Sicht afrikanischer Gegenwartskünstler, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

2013

Giving Form to the Impatience of Liberty, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
Close, Closer – The Real and Other Fictions, 3ª Trienial de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Portugal
Monday Begins on Sunday, Bergen Assembly: An Initiative for Art and Research, Bergen, Norway
The Beautiful Ones, Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
El mañana ya estuvo aquí, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Monterrey, Mexico
Present Tense, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Private Lives, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal
No Fly Zone. Unlimited Mileage, Museu Colecção Berardo Lisbon, Portugal

 

2012

Tomorrow Was Already Here, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Les Prairies, Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale of Contemporary Art, Rennes, France
SuperPower: Africa in Science Fiction, Arnolfini Art Center, Bristol, UK
You Are Now Entering______, Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, UK
Double Bound Economies – Reading an East German Photo Archive, 1967–1990, HALLE 14: Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Experimental Station, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Laboral, Gijon, Spain

 

2011

Spacecraft Icarus 13 and Narratives Progressive from Elsewhere, Basis voor actuele kunst (BAK), Utrecht, Netherlands
Other Possible Worlds – Proposals on This Side of Utopia, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
Propaganda By Monuments, Contemporary Image Centre (CIC), Cairo, Egypt
The days of This Society Are Counted, Abrons Art Center, New York, USA

 

2010

There is always a cup of sea to sail in, 29a Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
Self-Portrait As White Man, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy
Wild is the Wind, Savannah College for Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

 

2009

Black Atlantic, ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Luanda: Smooth and Rave, Grand Theatre, Evento Bienal, Bordeux, France
Museu Solar do Ferrão, Bahia, Brazil
Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda, Angola
Luanda: Anatomia da Velocidade, ExperimentaDesign, Lisbon, Portugal
4 angolan contemporary artists, SOSO Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
Things and Stuff, Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2008

Farewell to post-colonialism, 3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Print ´08, Bell-Robert Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
As you like it, Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2007

Luanda Triennial, Luanda, Angola
Luanda Pop_Check List, 52ª Biennale di Venezia, African Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Ne Travailler Jamais, Rosalux, Berlin, Germany

 

2006

Arte InVisible, Angola, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
Sindika Dokolo Collection, SOSO arte Contemporânea, Luanda, Angola
SD OBSERVATORIO, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

 

2005

AC _ Angola Combatente, SOSO arte Contemporânea, Luanda, Angola
MOVIMENTO, SOSO I LAX, Luanda, Angola
BAI ARTE 2005, Banco Africano de Investimentos, Luanda, Angola
Dipanda Forever, SOSO arte Contemporânea, Luanda, Angola