Malangatana | the artist
The artist Malangatana
Born 1936, Matalana, Mozambique.
Died Jasn 5 2011, Matosinhos, Portugal.
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Malangatana Ngwenya. Mozambique’s best known visual artist, the charismatic Malangatana Ngwenya was named UNESCO Artist for Peace in 1997.
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Malangatana's works are frequently commentaries on the historical and political events in his country, including Portuguese colonialism and Mozambique's anti-colonial struggle, civil war and independence. His works explore broad universal themes of violence and resistance to violence, capturing both the hardship of human life and its heroic aspects…
Among his achievements Malangatana has been awarded the Nachingwea Medal for Contribution to Mozambican Culture, and has been pronounced Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique'. He has exhibited in Angola, Portugal, India, Nigeria, Chile and Zimbabwe, and his work is in collections in Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA, Uruguay, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Portugal…