Chibuku Disco

Yonamine + new friends

3 October 2017

Chibuku Disco by Yonamine is a collaboration with new friends, including Nancy Mteki, Kresiah Mukwazhi, Anel Wessels, Liam Brickhill, Kombo Chapfika, Chikwata 263, The Monkey Nuts, Percy Zvomuya, Tinofireyi Zhou Aero5ol  and special guest Kudzanai Chiurai.


Hexagons, Technoghetto, Archighetto… I thought about many names for the piece but at the end it was baptized “Chibuku-Disco” by my gardener. Built of geometric shapes, shadows and holes refracting the sunlight, it flashes images of street walks in the northern suburbs of Harare. Where the future is past and the past is future. I invite my new friends to witness and participate in this day that will be part of my archive of life experiences and experiences in Zimbabwe.

- Yonamine, Chibuku Disco. 2017

Yonamine (1975, Luanda) works with painting, drawing, graffiti, photography, video, and other media, such as tattooing. Yonamine lives in Harare, and works between Lisbon and Luanda. His multimedia installations are both personal diaries and explorations of African history and politics, and often feature ambiguous references to African colonizers and colonized population.

Yonamine is currently exhibiting at the 15th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey and the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia. He has exhibited widely, in group exhibitions including São Paulo Biennial (Brazil, 2014, 2010), No Fly Zone. Unlimited Mileage (Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2013), Terceira Metade (Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011), O Povo (Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, 2010), 10 Havana Biennial (Cuba, 2009), 9 Sharjah Biennial (UAE, 2009), 52 Venice Biennale (Italy, 2007). Selected solo exhibitions include Não Sou Santo (Galeria Christina Guerra, Lisbon, 2016), No Pain (Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 2012), Trash Anthology – Anthology Trash (Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany, 2011), Necessitat de veure (Display Lab, Tarragona, Spain, 2008).

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Chibuku Disco

2017 Yonamine Photo © Njelele Art Station, courtesy the artist, Yonamine.