Cristiano Mangovo

Painter | Angola

Cristiano Mangovo (1982), visual artist, has completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa (DR Congo) with additional training in urban scenography and performance. In his paintings and collages, Mangovo has developed various styles and symbols over the years, but always with a surrealistic twist.

“I see art as a peaceful instrument to combat ignorance.”

Artworks

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Cristiano Mangovo (1982), visual artist, has completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa (DR Congo) with additional training in urban scenography and performance. In his paintings and collages, Mangovo has developed various styles and symbols over the years, but always with a surrealistic twist. Recently, his work is dominated by deformed figures, painted in expressionist style, with multi-faceted faces and double mouths. Figures that have lost their realistic appearance and are rather a reflection of their personal character, feeling or movement. 

By now Mangovo has participated in more than 50 exhibitions and performances in Angola, Portugal, France, Italy, South Africa, Zimbabwe, D.R. Congo, Belgium, Luxembourg and the US. He has won a number of prestigious prizes, including recently (again) the ENSA Arte prize 2018 for best visual artist of Angola. 

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Credentials

Solo exhibitions

2018

3rd- Eixo Arte Hall (Rio de Janeiro).

2017

3rd- Eixo Arte Hall, Rio de Janeiro
Art and Culture Foundation, Luanda/Angola
One heart”, Sao Paulo/Brazil

2016

“Art Angola”, galery Fuimicino, Milan, Italy

2015

“Impressionist Mosaic”, Galeria Tamar Golan, Luanda-Angola

2014

Mosaic impressionism”, Galery Tamar Golan, Luanda/Angola

2012

“African portrait”, Hotel Skyna, Luanda/Angola

2010

‘Mirella painting”, Hotel Alvelade, Luanda/Angola

2009

‘Expressions of marks”, Restaurante Zamo, Kinshasa/RD Congo

2008

‘African marks”, Galery INACE, Brazaville, Congo-Brazaville

2007

“Plural dimensions”, Galery Alpha Cadre, Ponta Negra, Congo-Brazaville
“African Art”, Cultural market, Libreville, Gabon

Group exhibitions

2018

VIII International Salon of Plastic Arts, Cia Arte Cultura 2018, Sao Paulo/Brazil

2017

Galery Marly Faro, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Galery de Arte Guiliano, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Hall of fine arts of Naval Club, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Parc of the Ruins, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

2016

Benetton/ Magíone Foundation, UNAP / SIEXPO
5th edition Young Artists Angola (JAANGO Nacional),  Espaço Luanda Arte (ELA), Luanda/Angola
5th edition Young Artists Angola (JAANGO Nacional),  Espaço Luanda Arte (ELA), Luanda/Angola
“Inauguration”, galery Tamar Golan, Luanda/Angola
Galery Mangala Golf 2, Luanda/Angola

2015

Exhibition and book titled “The face of Angolan comtemporary art/40 years – 20 artists”, published by galery Tamar Golan, Luanda/Angola

2014

1st edition “Cucarte”, Harbour of Luanda, Luanda/Angola
5th anniversary Oondah Bar Fortaleza, Luanda/Angola
“Celamar”Galery Tamar Golan, Luanda/Angola
“Sex Erotism”, Galery Estudio Evilha,Spain

2013

“Cooper Art”, Celamar Ilha do Cabo, Luanda/Angola

2012

“Cooper Art”, Celamar Ilha do Cabo, Luanda/Angola

2011

“The Angolan culture”, Hotel Continental, Luanda/Angola

2006

“Cries of Art, AICA”, National Museum of Kinshasa, DR Congo

2005

“Long live African Art”, Museum of fine Arts, Kinshasa, RD Congo

Artistic residence

2017

Individual, Consulate of Angola, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

2016 -2017

Individual Espaço Luanda Arte (ELA), Luanda/Angola

2016

Collective, “Sobre Pintura Mural dos Famosos Africanos” Cape Town, South-Africa
Collective, 5th Edition Young Artists Angola (JAANGO), Espaço Luanda Arte (ELA), Luanda/Angola

2015

Collective, “On Form and Portrait “, 1 week, Milan/Italia.
Collective, 2nd Edition ” FENACULT”, Luanda/Angola
Individual, “Feira Cultural”
Galeria Francis Bacon, Curitiba/Brasil
Collective, 1st Edition “Cucarte” festival, Harbour of Luanda, Luanda-Angola.

Awards

2018

Award best International Artist, VIII International Salon of Plastic Arts, Cia Arte Cultura 2018, Sao Paulo/Brazil

2017

Award best International Artist, Foundation Rifa Vencedor, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Award Viva tarde for best Artist (National television award), Luanda/Angola

2015

Grand award Painting, Biennale Mirelli Italiano 7th Edition, Embassy of Italy, Luanda/Angola

2014

Grand award Best Young artist (national award), ENSA-Arte 12th Edition, Luanda/Angola

2009

Honourable mention, AIDS program (United Nations Development Program), Kinshasa/DR Congo

2007

Honarable mention, Arte Africano (section Plural), Centro Cultural Francês, Kinshasa/DR Congo.