Kiluanji Kia Henda (b. 1979 Luanda, Angola) lives and works between Luanda and Lisbon, Portugal. Recent solo shows include MAN, Nuoro, Italy (2020) and M Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (2020). Biennales and major group shows include Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2017); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA (2015); Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2007); and Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2007).
Through his practice Henda engages in the colonial past of Angola and the African continent in a humorous and ironic way, challenging notions of identity, politics and modernity. He explores the issues of society today, including a range of themes such as politics, identity, war and the impact of colonialism. His work encompasses a wide range of media but he mostly uses photography, video and installation.