10 Top Contemporary Angolan Artists

Written by Carri Wilbanks

For the past decade, the arts scene in oil-rich Angola has been booming. It’s so strong, it has taken the international arts community by surprise. Angola won the award for Best National Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale despite it being the first time the country exhibited there. Angola now boasts numerous prestigious galleries and cultural centers, and is home to the Trienal de Luanda, an annual event held to enhance Angolan and African culture, and stimulate artistic interest in citizens. The event was first held in 2007 and attracts visitors from all over the world.

With an environment that supports the arts, Angola’s arts community is thriving. These 10 contemporary Angolan artists represent just a slice of its talent.

Sources:  Wikipedia.org, Angolarising.Blogspot.com, Contemporaryand.com, FormerWest.org, AfricaVenir.org

This AFKInsider article was first published May 29, 2014.