Goncalo Mabunda (maputo 1975)

Unter Waffen. Fire and Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
from 09/09/16 to 01/08/17
Group show entitled 'Unter Waffen. Fire and Forget 2', Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, 9th September 2016 to January 8th 2017. Includes work by Jack Bell Gallery artist Gonçalo Mabunda.

Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
from 03/23/16 to 08/28/16


Making Africa has been co-produced by the Vitra Design Museum (where it was shown from 14 March to 13 September 2015) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (presented from 30 October to 21 February 2016), with the collaboration of Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

The exhibition showcases the work of over 120 African artists and creators and illustrates how design fuels economic and political changes. Making Africa speaks, from Africa, of a new continent “under construction” and places emphasis on its possibilities over its problems.


“Thinking about the future means thinking about our possibilities in the world. The future belongs to Africa, because it seems to have happened everywhere else already.”
Okwui Enwezor, Consulting Curator of Making Africa

The exhibition offers a new tale of Africa, an invitation to value the continent from a brand new perspective. Many of the major African capitals are seeing the consolidation of a generation that, around culture and through creation and design, is defending its right to build itself in freedom, without foreign tutelage and contradicting the stereotypes projected from the West.


 

Lumières d'Afriques, Donwahi Foundation, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
from 04/27/16 to 06/06/16


The endowment African Artists for Development is pleased to announce the arrival of the exhibition Lumières d’Afriques in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) from the 27th of April 2016 at the Donwahi Foundation for Contemporary Art for a period of 6 weeks.

This unique collaboration between African Development Bank and African Artists for Development stresses once again AAD’s commitment to the development of the continent.

Lumières d’Afriques, which still benefits from its partners Orange, the Schneider Electric Foundation and Tilder, presents 54 artworks – paintings, photographs, installations, videos, sculptures – created by 54 contemporary African artists – one per country – around the theme “African Lights and Energies”

The exhibition, previously presented at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris from 4 to 24, is hence starting its world tour.
At the Donwahi Foundation, Boulevard des Martyrs, Abidjan, Ivory Coast


 

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, USA
from 05/06/16 to 05/08/16
1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.


• 1:54 New York 2016 will showcase 17 exhibitors, presenting over 60 African and African diasporan artists
Making Africa – Un continent du design contemporain, Guggenheim Bilbao, Espagne
from 10/30/15 to 02/21/16
L’exposition Making Africa–Un continent du design contemporain présente des travaux appartenant à un large éventail de domaines créatifs : design d’objets et de mobilier, arts graphiques, illustration, mode, architecture, urbanisme, art, artisanat, cinéma, photographie, sans compter l’approche numérique et analogique. Ces œuvres occupent, délibérément, cette zone grise existant entre les différentes disciplines et pourtant, elles nous fournissent des réponses concrètes à la question de ce que peut et doit apporter le design au XXIe siècle. Par exemple, ils découvrent de nouvelles possibilités dans l’usage des matériaux, mettent davantage l’accent sur le processus que sur le résultat et réalisent des déclarations audacieuses sur l’avenir.


 

Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
from 10/21/14 to 01/08/15
"We are pleased to announce that the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery’s inaugural exhibition will comprise selections from the Jean Pigozzi Collection of Contemporary African Art (CAAC). David Adjaye, the renowned British-Ghanaian architect and the designer of the Cooper Gallery and the Hutchins Center façade, also serves as co-curator of this first exhibit, along with Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt. Adjaye heads a curatorial team that offers a unique dialogue between art and space that we think will set the tone for exhibitions to come. Luminós/City.Ordinary Joy will feature 69 works by 21 artists. It illuminates the everyday, ordinary, and ubiquitous world of the city characteristic of so many of the works in Pigozzi’s collection, evoking a sense of place and facilitating a dialogue between body, home, transit, and dynamic urban dwellings. The models, sculptures, photographs, paintings, and videographies of vital city life will convey a vibrant urgency to the Gallery’s visitors."

Opening in fall 2014, the newly established Ethelbert Cooper Gallery is one of eight flagships of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. It will feature both contemporary and historical exhibitions and installations of African and African American art of a global diaspora. The
innovative and distinctively designed gallery exhibit spaces will house shows organized by curators, faculty, artists, students, and distinguished guests. The gallery will host a wide range of dynamic workshops, artist talks, symposia, lectures and performances to engage audiences with diverse art archives and cultural traditions from all over the world.

 


 

Ici l’Afrique / Here Africa - L’Afrique contemporaine à travers le regard de ses artistes
from 05/08/14 to 07/06/14
ICI L’AFRIQUE / HERE AFRICA réunira pour la première fois en Suisse, une exposition d’art contemporain de plus de 25 artistes les plus significatifs du continent africain avec environ plus de 40 œuvres majeures, présentées sur les trois étages du Château de Penthes, à Genève, situé à côté du Palais des Nations Unies.
Les artistes et les réalisateurs* inclus dans l'exposition sont les suivants: Georges Adéagbo (Bénin), Omar Ba (Sénégal), Faouzi Bensaïdi* (Maroc), Filipe Branquinho (Mozambique), Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (Côte d’Ivoire), Edson Chagas (Angola), Romuald Hazoumé (Bénin), Pieter Hugo (Afrique du Sud), Adelita Husni-Bey (Libye), Nadia Kaabi-Linke (Tunisie), Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique), Mustafa Maluka (Afrique du Sud), Abu Bakarr Mansaray (Sierra Leone), J.D.’Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria), Joshua Okoromodeke (Nigeria),Richard Onyango (Kenya), Idrissa Ouédraogo* (Burkina Faso), Chéri Samba (Congo), Sarkis & Guem & Perdrix* (France/Bénin), Zineb Sedira (Algérie), Malick Sidibé (Mali), Abderrahmane Sissako* (Mauritanie), Yinka Shonibare MBE (R.-U./Nigéria), Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroun), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroun).

Vernissage 7 mai 2014 à 18h
8 mai – 6 juillet, 2014 Château de Penthes
Ch. de l’Impératrice, Genève-Pregny
Un projet de ART for The World, ONG associée au Département d’Information publique des Nations Unies
Commissaire générale Adelina von Fürstenberg

2004 - "Africa Remix", traveling group exhibition, Museum Kunst Palast,
Düsseldorf, Germany

Hayward gallery, London, UK
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Army Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

2006 - "Arms into Art", Centre Culturel de L’Espate, Le Mans, France

2005 - "Give Voice", solo exhibition, Galleria d’Arte La Nuvola, Rome, Italy

"Arms into Art", collaboration with Eugenio Saranga, Gallery 23 / SBK
Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland

Group show - Instituto Galileo galilei, Rome, Italy

2004 - "Festa D’africa festival", Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy

Forum Barcelona, Barcelone, Spain

"Arms into Art", Army Museum, Delft, Holland

"Arms into Art", touring solo exhibition in Alliance Française in Tanzania,
Mauricius, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Burundi, Namibia, Uganda

2003 - Felix Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland Maison des Cultures du
Monde, Paris, France

2002 - "Playtime festival", Afronova, Johannesburg, South Africa

"Arms into Art", Centro Dionysia, Roma, Italy

"Arms into Art", Oxo Gallery, London, UK

2001- International Conference for destruction of Arms, New York, USA

"Arms into Art", Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Holland

2000 "An Artist, a gesture", solo exhibition, Nucleo de Arte, Maputo,
Mozambique

"Arms into Art", Toronto , Montreal, Canada

1997 - Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa

1995 - Ujamaa IV Workshop, with Andries Botha, Technikon Natal,
Durban, South Africa

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