Nástio Mosquito. “Let Me Kiss Your Butt Cheek, I’ll Let You Kiss Mine!”, 2014
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Nástio Mosquito’s (born 1981 in Angola) work is characterized by its cross-genre multifacetedness. Film, music, theatre, video, and installation blend into one another to form a dense performative-digital poetry of image and language. In his political-playful performances he presents himself as cynical, cool and vulgar. Most of the time he and his provocative political statement on Africa and the globalised world are at the centre of his works. In 2014 he was one of the recipients of the Future Generation Art Prize in Kiev, this year he will exhibit at the 56th Biennale in Venice, and since February his first solo exhibition DAILY LOVEMAKING is being shown at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. Mosquito lives and works in Luanda.






Daily Lovemaking, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 S.E.F.A. Live Performance, Design Indaba Music Festival 2015, Cape Town, South Africa; (Im)possible Futures, Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

 You Love Me, You Love Me Not, Sindika Dokolo Modern Art Collection, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal


Live Performance, Creative Time Summit, Kulturhuset and Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

 Remix of 3 Continents, Nástia’s Manifesto and Frozen War, Future Generation Art Prize 2014, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

 Let Me Kiss Your Butt Cheek, Future Generation Art Prize 2014, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

 African? I Guess, Of Africa Symposium, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

 3 Continents, Nástia’s Manifesto, Don’t you know who I am? Art after Identity politics, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

 Nástia’s Manifesto, Nástia answers Gabi and Nástio answers Ryan by Nastivicious, 9 Artists, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA

 My European Mind by Bofa da Cara, Noise, Centro Cultural Português, Luanda, Angola

 My African Mind, My European Mind by Bofa da Cara, Commute with intuitive instinct, Brundyn+ Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 Bee: the opposite of cockroach, Eva International, Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick, Ireland; Agitationism, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

 I testify, Video: Act 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 by Nastivicious, …all silent but for the buzzing…, Royal College of Art, London, UK


My European Mind by Bofa da Cara, In search of Europe, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin, Germany

 Seminar: Me is ethic, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art: First International Conference. Performance Art: Ethics in Action, Moscow, Russia

 3 Continents, Accumulation, Displacement, Deletion, Rearrangement and Insistence, Narrative Gallery, London, UK

 3 Continents, Nástia’s Manifesto, My African Mind by Bofa Da Cara, Visible. On Display, Cittadelarte Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna, Biella, Italy

 Live performance with Marcellino, Video with children, By night, Urban Scénos, St. Denis, La Réunion

 3 Continents; African? I Guess, Former West: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

 Tuning in to Africa with Megumi Matsubara, Sound/Art – Tuning in to Africa, Yokohama Arts Foundation and TICAD V, Yokohama, Japan

 My African Mind by Bofa Da Cara, No Fly Zone, Unlimited Mileage, Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal


Flourishing Seeds, Postcards: Flourishing Seeds, Across the board: Politics of Representation, Tate Modern, London, UK

 Teste do Sofá, Metro54, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 Live showcase, Deixa-me Entrar, DZZZZ Ent., Hotel Globo, Luanda, Angola


Live show with the Soul Housing Project, Cut & Paste, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Zula Bar, Cape Town, South Africa

My African Mind by Bofa da Cara, Tropa do Individuo, Mutilado GhostBusters [from nightmare to memory], SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

African? I Guess and 3 Continents; The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Live Performances, Live performance with Pierre Tilman, Voix vives, Sète, France

DZZZZing the World, A Compilation of Love, Performing the Document, Galerie Traversée für zeitgenössische Kunst, Munich, Germany


Frozen War, Manifesta 8, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain

Nástia answers Gabi and 3 Continents, Second coming – A curatorial Collaboration, CCS Bard Galleries, New York, USA


Live Show by DZZZZ BAND and My African Mind by Bofa da Cara, Photograph: I participate, Luanda, Smooth and Rave, Evento 2009, Grand Théâtre, Opéra national de Bordeaux, France

 U Scare Me, J. P. Urban Paradise (Fruit and Juice), Urban Scenographies, J.C & F. and Joubert ParkProject, Johannesburg, South Africa


Nástia’s Manifesto, DZZZZ, Iwalewa-Haus [Archive Laboratory Utopia], Bayreuth, Germany

Lecture Performance: Art Authorities: A Game Change Between Africa, Europe and The West Africa, NOW!, World Bank Art Program and World Bank Vice Presidency for the African Region; Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dak’Art, Senegal, World Bank Main Complex (MC), Washington D.C., USA

No Lazy Africa, Africalls?, We Are Here Films, Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Spain


Live show by Biru & The Boombox Krew, FNAC tour, Portugal

Huambo, Canções que Nunca Ouvi!, Festival Cineport, João Pessoa, Brazil


Beijinho No Rabo, Espaço Baia, Luanda, Angola





The Exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 at the PinchukArtCentre, Future Generation Art Prize, Kyiv

S.E.F.A., Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg, Switzerland


Nástia’s Manifesto, Nástia answers Gabi, 9 Artists, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA


Politics of Representation, Tate Modern, London, UK

African? I Guess and Frozen War, Nástia Answers Gabi; Roundtable, 9th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea

African? I Guess and 3 Continents, What you see is what I see, 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial, OCAT, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China


My African Mind by Bofa da Cara and Seminar: What If I Did Not Love Brazil? 29th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil


Live show by Nástio Mosquito and André Pinheiro, DZZZZ, Matadero Madrid 2009, Madrid, Spain

Live and online performance: Abdul Rode La Isse, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nástia’s Manifesto, Collage, ARCO Madrid 2009, Madrid, Spain


Photographs Mulher Fósforo, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Live performance with Kalaf and Hugo Antunes, Kalaf + Nástio, África Festival, Lisbon (Portugal); Lisboa Mistura Festival, Lisbon (Portugal); Maus Hábitos, Porto (Portugal); Maxime, Institute of Angolan Cinema, Lisbon (Portugal)

Huambo, Canções que Nunca Ouvi!, Luanda Triennale, Luanda, Angola


Live performance with poems by Alda Lara, Alda Lara à Dentada, Luanda Triennale, Luanda, Angola