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June 17, 2014

CELAMAR Art Center


Name of cultural space
CELAMAR Art Center

on the institution
It was created by Marcela Costa, painter and weaver with 33 years of career, the “mother “ of large annual exhibitions – such as “ VI Mostra d’Arte Woman “ and “ Coopearte “. She is considered precursor of the women visual artists claims the importance of “ being a woman and being African”. Continue reading

June 17, 2014

UNAP gallery and ateliers


Name of space
UNAP gallery and ateliers

On the institution
Established by MPLA in 1977 UNAP – União Nacional dos Artistas Plasticos (“National union of plastic artists”) was conceived for the applicability of arts to the people of Angola. Continue reading

June 17, 2014

UNAP independent artists’ atelier


Name of the cultural space
UNAP independent artists’ atelier

on the artists
Since the end of 2012, facing the difficulties UNAP has been facing in the recent years, independent artists have occupied a part of the 1st floor of the UNAP building in order to create a collective workshop for their activities. Continue reading

June 17, 2014

Teatro Elinga


Name of the cultural space
Teatro Elinga

on the institution
The Elinga Theatre group (from the umbundo ‘elinga’, meaning action, initiative, exercise) was created in 1988 following the Tchinganje group (1975/76), succeeded by the Xilenga Theatre (1977/80) and the Theatre Group of the Luanda Faculty of Medicine (1984/87). Continue reading

June 17, 2014

E-studio Luanda


Name of the cultural space
E-studio Luanda

on the group
E.studio is the name of the project of a group of artists – Francisco Vidal, Nelo Teixeira and RitaGT – linked to the atelier and the work of the artist Antonio Ole. It is based in Luanda where the artists live and work. Continue reading

June 17, 2014

Fundação Sindika Dokolo


Name of the cultural space
Fundação Sindika Dokolo

on the institution
Sindika Dokolo – a wealthy Congolese art collector who is today married to the daughter of the President of Angola, Isabel dos Santos – allowed Fernando Alvim – artist and curator – to create a foundation (Fundação Sindika Dokolo) as a platform for producing the Trienal Continue reading

June 17, 2014

Santo Antonio Church


Name of the landmark
Santo Antonio Church

on the landmark
The Church of St. Anthony is in Cazenga district, Luanda and it has been properly remodeled to receive the visit of Pope Benedict XVI on his trip to Africa (2009). New paint, well maintained gardens, everything clean and bright, inside and fora. Continue reading