Born in Angola in 1975, has lived in Angola, Zaire (R.D.C.), Brazil,
United Kingdom, Germany and Zimbabwe. At the moment
Yonamine lives in Greece, and worksbetween Athens,
Luanda, Lisbon and Berlin.
Yonamine’s prolific and diverse artistic practice includes painting, drawing,
graffiti, photography, video, and other media, such as tattooing and body art.
His multimedia installations are both personal diaries and explorations of
African history and politics.
Currently his work is articulated by complex installations, large murals,
photographs and videos. In these works, the artist uses an immense range of
objects and materials, such asnewspapers, serigraphs, drawings, collages and
traces where images from popular culture, American films, personalities that populate
the masses and political figures of the African continent and the world overlap. In
this great mixture, the artist builds a peculiar vocabulary on these references
and his own positions.