Born 1988 in Luanda, Angola
Lives and works in Luanda, Angola
Individuality is at the heart of Keyezua’s practice, focusing on individual stories depicted in a variety of media ranging from movies to paintings and sculptures, with a particular emphasis on photography. Keyezua believes in the role of art in empowering African artists to counter prejudiced and stigmatising images of Africa. Graduating from The Hague’s Royal Academy of Arts, she explores the African renaissance as a contemporary storyteller, focusing on issues related to the feminine condition such as genital mutilation in Stone Orgasms, or disability in visual culture in Fortia. Recent exhibitions include New African Photography III, Nataal and Red Hook Labs, Red Hook Labs, New York (2018); FORTIA, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York and MOV’ART Gallery booth, Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town (2018); Stone Orgasms, Recontres de Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, Bamako (2017) and Addis Photo Destival, Addis Ababa (2016).
Keyezua, FORTIA 01, 2017, Giclée print, Edition of 3 + AP, 118.9 x 84.1 cm
. Courtesy of MOVART

Artists 2018