Angolan plastic artist Paulo Kapela, who “directly influenced” a generation of younger artists who claimed to be overseas, died on Tuesday from a disease, informed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment.
Self-taught, the artist Paulo Kapela, born in 1947 in Maquela do Zombo, in the province of Uíje, started painting in 1960 at the Poto-Poto School, in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, and has lived and worked in Luanda since 1989.
Kapela participated in numerous group exhibitions in Africa and Europe, passing through Portugal.
Within the scope of the Luanda Triennale, he integrated the exhibition “No Fly Zone” (Lisbon, 2013, at the Berardo Museum) and the Angolan representation of the Venice Biennale in the exhibition “Check List – Luanda Pop”.
His works were also present in the traveling exhibition “Africa Remix”, which went through London, Paris and Tokyo and “Réplica e Rebeldia” (2006).
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