London

Ihosvanny
Born 1975 in Moxico, Angola
Lives and works in Luanda, Angola and Barcelona, Spain
Angel Ihosvanny Cisneros, known as ‘Ihosvanny’, is a self-taught artist and member of Movimento dos Nacionalistas, a visual arts movement in Angola. His practice comprises painting, video, and installation, which he uses to investigate the physiological effects of urbanism. He is part of a new generation of Angolan artists born in the wake of the country’s independence. Luanda’s cityscape provides a constant source of inspiration for Ihosvanny’s work: scenes of disorder and arrest are transmuted and synthesised into a reflective visual lexicon. Dividing his life and practice between Barcelona and Luanda, Ihosvanny’s work has been included in exhibitions at the 1st Kampala Biennale, Kampala; the Jewish Museum, New York (2014); Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador (2012); the 11th Havana Art Biennial, Havana (2012); the Luanda Triennial, Luanda (2010 and 2007) and the African Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), among others.
Ihosvanny, Untitled, 2015
, Oil on canvas, 195 x 190 cm
. Courtesy of MOVART

Artists 2018