Born in Angola in 1975, he has lived in Angola, Zaire (RDC), Brazil and the United Kingdom. Right now, 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 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, an artist uses a huge range of objects and materials, such as newspapers, silkscreens, drawings, collages and traces where images of popular culture, American films, personalities that populate as masses and political figures from the African continent and the world overlap. In this great mixture, the artist builds a peculiar vocabulary on these references and their own positions.