BIO + CV
Photograph by Jebi Labembika
I am an Angolan visual artist, fashion practitioner and researcher currently based in London completing my BA Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins.
I grew up in Luanda-Angola and moved to Lisbon in 2013 to study Fashion Design at Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Relocated to London in 2014 where studied at London College of Fashion and started my BA Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins.
My work discusses the political, cultural and socio-economic landscape of Angola as a case study to analyse the relationship between History, oral tradition and global political structures.
My practice utilizes family and inherited societal memory from colonial Angola and the civil war to dismantle contemporary Angola through semiotics studies of ordinary (cultural) objects such as household items as actors in political and cultural ongoing transformations. Which inherently draws the questions posed by the work to the task of decoloniality.
My body of work recurrently revisits the body as a liminal space for discussion, operating in an inter-disciplinary way through mediums such as writing, photography, hyper-annotation and documentation, mixed media, collage, drawing, print making, performance and video. Having fashion as a form of investigation that acknowledges the artefacts in close proximity with the body, my practice heavily delves into garment making and garment misplacing.