Kiluanji Kia Henda is an artist who employs a surprising sense of humor in his multidisciplinary practice in the fields of photography, video and performance, often homing in on themes of identity, politics and perceptions of postcolonialism and modernism in Africa. In complicity with historical legacy, Kia Henda recognizes processes of appropriation and manipulation of public spaces and structures, and the different representations that form collective memory. He received several prizes, like the Frieze Artist Award in 2018 and in 2012 the National Prize for Art and Culture, awarded by the Minister of Culture in Angola. His work was featured on biennales in Venice, Dakar, São Paulo and Gwangju, as well as international travelling exhibitions and solo exhibitions.
As of July 2020