Born in Angola in 1975, has lived in Angola, Zaire (R.D.C.), Brazil and United Kingdom. At the moment Yonamine lives in Zimbabwe, and works between Luanda, Lisbon and Berlin.
Yonamine’s prolific and diverse artistic practice includes painting, drawing, graffiti, photography, video, and other media, such as tattooing. His multimedia installations are both personal diaries and explorations of African history and politics.
Currently his work is articulated by complex installations, large murals, photographs and videos. In these works, the artist uses an immense range of objects and materials, such as newspapers, serigraphs, drawings, collages and traces where images from popular culture, American films, personalities that populate the masses and political figures of the African continent and the world overlap. In this great mixture, the artist builds a peculiar vocabulary on these references and his own positions.