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.
“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. 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.
From the South, from the people, incl. performance Papâ Kitumba, gallery Tamar Golan, Luanda, Angola
Lords of Wind, Galery Mov’Art, Luanda, Angola
Na’ Jibo – Mgt Solutions, incl. Papâ Kitumba performance, Luanda, Angola
International ‘Leba Murals -Angola 40 years”-project (> 6000 m2), Angolese government, Namib and Huila provinces, Angola
Untitled02, Galeria Bano Ecnómico, Luanda, Angola
ArtUp! Lille, via OpenArtExchange, Lille, France
Hello 2019!, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam (Rotterdam region), Netherlands
Fuckin’ Globo V, Hotel Globo, Luanda, Angola
#Exchange, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam (Rotterdam-region), Netherlands
25 in 7 tones, incl. Sound installation #Registo_09172013_purgatorio, Purgatorio, Luanda, Angola
Fuckin’Globo IV, incl. Performance Congolandia, Mausoleum Dr. António, Agostonho Neto (MAAN), Luanda, Angola
Black november, The colors of Snake treet Art Festival, Salvador, Brazil
Kaluandando, Luanda, Angola
FNB, Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South-Africa
Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Accra, Ghana
Fuckin’Globo III, Luanda, Angola
Vila Sul, Goethe Institute, Salvador, Brazil
OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Nominee Angolan government for International Biennale Beijing 2019