Visual artist | Angola / Brazil

Thó Simões

Born in 1973

« I like to observe and expose urban life around me in Africa, particularly Angola, and mix in my works modern art, graffiti, street art as well as traditional and ethnic Tchokwé art. »

Thó Simões (1973), visual artist, did his art education at the National Institute of Art and Culture (INFAC) in Luanda / Angola and is a graffiti artist working in various art disciplines, including painting, spraying, photography, film, installations and performances.

Profile of Thó Simões

Thó Simões (1973), visual artist, did his art education at the National Institute of Art and Culture (INFAC) in Luanda / Angola and is a graffiti artist working in various art disciplines, including painting, spraying, photography, film, installations and performances. Tho combines in his work the symbolism of old African traditions with the graffiti language from the streets of Sao Paulo and with this he creates his vision on life in African inner cities. In their own country Tho belongs to the national top and is one of the key artists in the international Leba Murals project in which 6000 m2 of murals are realized in the provinces of Namibe and Huila. He has participated since 2001 in many solo and group exhibitions in various countries, including Angola, Brazil, South Africa, Ghana, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands. 

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“Everything you can imagine is real”

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