Januario Jano
Lives & Works in between Luanda, Angola; London, UK; and Lisbon, Portugal
Januario Jano is an interdisciplinary visual artist who works across sculpture, video, photography, textile, sound installation, and performance. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University, London.

With a heavily research-based practice, Jano is interested in deepening investigations into culture production and identity. Enthralled with the hypothesis of a delicate balance between fiction and reality, his practice reflects on ideas of home and self, constantly challenging historic and contemporary narratives within the context of the growing interdependence of the world’s economies, cultures, populations. Through his work he delves into colonial subjectivities and their broader implications.

Jano’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in notable private and public collections. His commitment to cultural and social engagement led him to establish Pés Descalços, a cultural and philanthropic collective focused on developing and promoting artistic and cultural projects in Angola. Since 2012, Jano has also been the driving force to help rewrite Angola’s next chapter, from civil war-torn state to innovation hub with the launch of TEDxLuanda, which he organises and curates.

Januario Jano will be presented by Gallery Nosco.
Januario Jano, Ambakista (M009), 2021, Mixed medias and textiles, 113 x 104 cm. Courtesy of Gallery Nosco.