ephemeropteræ 2015/05 – Nástio Mosquito

Nástio Mosquito (born 1981) is an Angolese multimedia and performance artist who creates spoken-word poems, story-telling, musical performances (live and video), and Merzbau-like installations on stereotypical representation of the African in western contexts searching for and constructing possible new perspectives. He is both the author and the actor who considers and manifests his own role aloud. He is an agent between continents as stages, between stages as continents, between stages and auditoriums, between high and low cultures.

His performance at Ephemeropterae #V follows the multi-media nature of his work staging complex intertwinement of spoken and sung words, sound, light, motion, and improvised dance.

Recent exhibitions of Nástio Mosquito include: Ocon, Birmingham, 2015, 9 Artists, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2013; Politics of Representation, Tate Modern, London, 2012; Gwanju Biennial 2012; Manifesta 8 2010; 29th São Paulo Biennial 2010; Venice Biennale 2007 amongst many. His acts appear widely on Youtube and even Angolesean TV channel. (delete) Most recently Mosquito was awarded with the prestigeous International Future Generation Art Prize (Viktor Pinchuk Foundation). Mosquito lives and works in Luanda and Ghent.
August 21, 2015, 7 PM
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Free admission
Supported by
Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein