Kiluanji Kia Henda is an autodidact whose profound springboard comes from growing up in a household of photography enthusiasts. His conceptual edge was sharpened by immersing himself into music, avant-garde theater and collaborating with a collective of artists in Luanda. Kia Henda has participated in several residency programs and in the following selected exhibitions: Check List-Luanda Pop, African Pavilion, Biennale of Venice, 2007; Farewell to Post-Colonialism, 3rd Triennial of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, 2008; There is always a cup of sea to sail in, 29th São Paulo Biennial, 2010; Mondays Begins On Saturday, First Bergen Triennial, Bergen, 2013; Surround Audience, Third Triennial of New Museum, New York, 2015; Making Africa, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. In 2012 he won the National Award for Culture and the Arts from the Angolan Ministry of Culture.
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