Hyrcan, Binelde
Born 1982 in Luanda, Angola
Lives and works in Luanda, Angola
Binelde Hyrcan is a multi-disciplinary artist working across painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and installation. His work often addresses the absurdity of political and social customs and attitudes, and more particularly, critiques structures of power and vanity. This culminated in his performance, King, where Hyrcan sat in a café in Monaco’s city-centre and demanded to be pushed along by passers-by. Hyrcan also worked with taxidermy chickens, dressed as kings, queens, soldiers, and judges. The various characters and arrangements he creates are designed to ridicule the too-powerful and expose delusions of grandeur. Hyrcan’s work has been exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Angolan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and The Jewish Museum, NY, among others.
Binelde Hyrcan, Pouvoir Trouble, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 120 cm. Courtesy MOVART

Artists 2018