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Angolan Performance Artist Nástio Mosquito Breaks Stereotypes in Western Contexts

March 28, 2019

Angolan multimedia and performance artist Nástio Mosquito flirts with African stereotypes in Western contexts, working across the realms of music, video, and spoken word.

Often portrayed as the central figure in his video works, Mosquito’s creations make powerful political and social statements that are slightly discomforting but stimulating meaningful reflection in the viewer.

Past exhibitions include 9 Artists (2013) at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, and Across the Board: Politics of Representation (2012) at Tate Modern in London.

Mosquito once declared, “I do represent, if you are willing, the army of the individuals” –  meaning that art should not be produced in isolation, but should involve the community at large.