Luamba Muinga works in curation, cultural research, and writing. His practice has been centred on reexamining history and the permanence of memory, on how we appropriate the past, extracting its context, to locate it in the present. He coordinates LabCC – Laboratório de Crítica e Curadoria, an art platform that dynamizes multidisciplinary projects within cultural structures as a facilitator of the practice of young curators and art educators in Luanda. Muinga is Angolan National Press Prize for Literature in 2022 and co-author of the publication “Are we not makers of history? (Bag Factory, Jorburg, 2020).
For this A-i-R, I intend to work on a multi-part project called Critical Mappings, which explores possibilities for perspectives of critical reflection in contemporary production in Angola. It is a project initiated with a conference organized by the LabCC collective, in which I am a mediator/curator, and discusses taxonomies to reflect contemporary Angola production in its historical and political moments.
Apoio a Projectos 2021, Artes Visuais. Criação e Edição