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Born in Luanda in 1977.

Lives and works between Angola and Portugal.


2008 - Documentary photography, University of Newport, Wales 

2007 - Photojournalism, London College of Communication (LCC), UK 

2002 - Photography, Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação, Portugal 

1999 - Photography and Audio, Centro Comunitário de Arcena, Portugal 




2022 - Factory of Disposable Feelings, HANGAR, Lisbon, Portugal

2021 - Muxima: feels like earth, smells like heaven, insofar Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 

2019 - Factory of Disposable Feelings, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa 

2017 - Found Not Taken, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa 

2016 - Found Not Taken, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna 

2015 - Novo Banco Photo Award 2015, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal 
2015 - Found Not Taken, Scrap Metal Gallery, as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada 

2014 - Found Not Taken/Tipo Passe, Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa 
2014 - Tipo Passe, Instituto Camões - Centro Cultural Português, Luanda, Angola 
2014 - Found Not Taken, Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast, UK

2013 - Edson Chagas, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy 
2013 - Luanda, Encyclopedic City, Angola Pavilion, Palazzo Cini, Italy 
2013 - Memorial Agostinho Neto, Luanda, Angola 



2023 - Trace - Formations of Likeness, Photography and Video from The Walther Collection, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2023 - World in Common, TATE MODERN, London, England

2022 - Currency, 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany 
2022 - Shifting Dialogues: Photography from The Walther Collection, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

2020 - African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other, 18th FotoFest Biennial, Houston, Texas, USA

2019 - Crossing Night: Regional Identities X Global Context, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA 
2019 - IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, BOZAR Centre for Arts, Brussels, Belgium 
2019 - Mask – The Art of Transformation, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany 
2019 - Sixth Nature, Porto Photography Biennial, Portugal 


2018 - About Face, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa 
2018 - Role-playing: Rewriting mythologies, Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea 
2018 - Both, and, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa 
2018 - From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec 
2018 - O Triângulo Atlântico, 11th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil 
2018 - More For Less, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa 

2017 - National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, Australia 
2017 - Deconstructed Spaces, Surveyed Memories, 11th Rencontres de Bamako, Musée du District 2017 - Bamako, Mali chin(A)frica: an interface, Duke House, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, USA 
2017 - Recent Histories - New African Photography, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany 

2016 - Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA 

2015 - Ocean of Images, New Photography exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 
2015 - The Lay of the Land: New Photography from Africa, The Walther Collection Project Space, New York, USA
2015 - Novo Banco Photo 2015, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal 
2015 - Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Seattle Art Museum, USA 
2015 - The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA 
2015 - First Donations, Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa 
2015 - Schema, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa 

2014 - Chroma, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa 
2014 - Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria 
2014 - Journal, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
2014 - Here Africa, Château de Penthes, Geneva-Pregny, Switzerland 
2014 - The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst), Frankfurt, Germany; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA 

2013 - NO FLY ZONE, Unlimited Mileage, Museu Colecção Berardo, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal Landscape, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy 
2013 - Transit, OCA, San Paulo, Brazil 

2012 - MABAXA project, Luanda, Angola 
2012 - RAVY-International Visual Arts Festival, Yaoundé, Cameroon 
2012 - Zukunftsentwickler/Future Makers, LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn, Germany 
2012 - Live Festival, Lagos, Nigeria 

2010 - 2nd Luanda Triennial, Angola 




2018 - African Art Award, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art 

2013 - Golden Lion Award for best National Pavilion, Angola Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy

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