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Januario Jano joined gallery Nosco

Gallery Nosco stands as a dynamic platform, facilitating artistic exchanges and creating opportunities for artists to share their unique perspectives and narratives. more here.
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Announcing the Queen Sonja Print Award 2024 nominated Residents.

Artica and our key partner Queen Sonja Print Award are very pleased to announce the nominated residents for 2024: Cathrine Alice Liberg, Ellen Hack, and Januario Jano.
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35th Bienal de Sao Paulo – Choreographies of the Impossible.

Januario Jano has been selected for the 35th Bienal de Sao Paulo with the main theme Choreographies of the Impossible.

See the full list of participants and the curatorial text.

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Bienalsur 2023

Januario Jano is one of the artists for the Bienalsur 2023  edition which opened at UNESCO HQ in Paris with an exhibition titled: Look At Me.

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Januario Jano shortlisted for the second edition of  The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2023

The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize aims to benefit contemporary artists working in Africa or of the African diaspora by increasing their international exposure. A collaboration between The Sovereign Art Foundation and Norval Foundation, the Prize will celebrate the practice of some of the most significant contemporary artists working today.

Finalists opens at Norval Foundation

Full shortlisted artists here…

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Januario Jano received the Honorary Mention for The Queen Sonja Print Award 2022

This year the award ceremony was held at Munch Museum, followed by an exclusive dinner at the Royal Palace. Different from the preview editions, this year three nominees were selected for the”Honorary Mention”, Januario Jano (Angola), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Zimbabwe), and Seher Shah (Pakistan).

The winners of the awards are Sami artist Meerke Vekterli (QSPA Inspirational Award), French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada (Queen Sonja Print Award), South African artist William Kentridge (QSPA Lifetime Achievement Award).

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Januario Jano in Residence

Januario Jano in residence at Deveron Projects, focused ongoing research based project addressing themes around food politics, migration, displacement, assimilation and appropriation. Januario Jano will engage with the people, the town and its surroundings during his residence.

more info…

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Januario Jano is one of the artists participating on the first edition of the Spanish Biennial of African Photography, OZANGÉ.

OZANGÉ is a beautiful expression borrowed from Omyènè dialect, the mother tongue of the Artistic Director Owanto. It means “Light”. This willingness to make way for the light is what has encouraged the creation of OZANGÉ, where the South of Europe, Malaga, becomes that bridge, that meeting point illuminated by a multiplicity of perspectives that raise the questions that we must look at together. more info…

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Januario Jano nominated for The Queen Sonja Print Award 2022

The Queen Sonja Print Award has become the world’s leading award for graphic art and is presented every other year to a young, ambitious, and promising artist who has excelled in the field of printmaking. A wide range of international professionals, curators, artists, and art institutions nominate talented artists from all over the world for this prestigious prize. The winners are to announce in June 2022. read more…

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Januario Jano shortlisted for The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2022

The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize aims to benefit contemporary artists working in Africa or of the African diaspora by increasing their international exposure. A collaboration between The Sovereign Art Foundation and Norval Foundation, the Prize will celebrate the practice of some of the most significant contemporary artists working today.

Finalists in the running for this year’s Prize hail from 18 countries, of which South Africa has the strongest representation, followed by Zimbabwe, Angola, Morocco, and Nigeria. A total of 336 entries were received from artists from 37 countries.

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Telling Our Stories the African Way

Angolan multidisciplinary artist, Januário Jano’s investigation revolves around notions about his conflicted and prescribed identities concerning his cultural heritage and wider questions around colonial subjectivities. This investigation drives an in-depth process of research in which the artist refers to multiple archives, including his photographs and an archive that documents photographs taken by a missionary group from the US who came to Luanda (where he grew up) and built churches around the city. In this interview with Omenka, he talks about his ongoing solo exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Imbambas: Unsettled Feelings of Object and Self as well as the importance of controlling and changing the narrative of Africa. read more…

by   Omenka

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Januario Jano: Telling The African Story Through Art

Januário Janos’ multimedia art highlights his personal story, Angolan culture, and African history – fronting the conversation about telling African narratives through African perspectives. read more…

by  EBobi KoigiFair Planet

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Read the review of Januário Jano’s Solo Exhibition “Arquivo Mestre” in Frieze magazine 

At Jean Claude Maier, Frankfurt am Main, the artist samples from institutions that continue to hoard his native country’s heritage, connecting the dots between Christianity and the Angolan textile cultures lost to colonial practices

The title of Januário Jano’s first solo exhibition in Germany, ‘Arquivo Mestre’, translates from Portuguese as ‘the master(’s) archive’ or ‘master file’. Concerned with colonial subjectivities and their wider implications – particularly in Angola, where the artist was born – the show skilfully connects the seemingly unrelated dots between Christianity gained and textile cultures lost the opacity of restitution, and processes of extractivism, environmental degradation, and ecological transformation. read more…

by  Eric Otieno Sumba

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Januário Janos “Arquivo Mestre” featured in Art Africa magazine

‘Arquivo Mestre’ is his first solo exhibition in Germany, taking place at Jean-Claude Maier Gallery in Frankfurt from 18 May 2021.

Specially produced for the exhibition, the works offer a stark aesthetic experience, while also inviting to a deeper exploration. Every look and every listening promises a new discovery, another clue to something previously hidden: the chirping of birds greets the visitors inside the exhibition. No living animals, but sound recordings of long-extinct species emanate from loudspeakers. For the sound installation Dusky Dorky – Looking for Dodo, Jano delved into the sound archive of the British Museum in London, known for its extensive collections of displaced colonial items. The warbling becomes a ghostly voice that tells of past times, a Kazumbi, a spirit from another world, as in the Ambundu’s traditional belief system. In the museum, the birdcalls become archive material: documented, inventoried, and forcibly removed from their natural environment. read more…

by Art Africa Editor

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Home, body and food – exhibition explores the new domestic life

Kitchen counters, the dining table and home decor feature in a new exhibition in Islington, exploring domestic life in 2021.

‘Around the Table’ is the latest show at No 20 Arts, in Cross Street, and features artworks by Camilla Hanney, Lauren-Marie Haywood, Januario Jano, Jocelyn McGregor, Anna Perach, and Loreal Prystaj.

by André Langlois

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Em 2021, o ciclo BMA lab apresenta um cartaz imperdível com a presença de Januário Jano, Joana Chicau, Renick Bell, Jana Winderen e Pedro Augusto já confirmada. Os artistas vão assumir o papel de formadores em workshops e masterclasses online e presenciais que terão lugar nos primeiros meses do novo ano. read more…

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de que falamos quando falamos de racismo #4, with Januário Jano

Toda a discriminação constrói-se através de uma ideia de diferença, o que conduz à questão: diferente de quem? Esta ideia é imposta pelo seu referente, o normativo — no caso português, o sujeito branco. read more…

O gnration apresenta a quarta edição de “De que falamos quando falamos de racismo”, ciclo de conversas e cinema que debate a temática do racismo e da discriminação racial. Watch the full talk here

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Januário Jano protagoniza primeira masterclass do ano da Braga Media Arts

O artista angolano Januário Jano é o protagonista da primeira masterclass online do ano promovida pelo Circuito – Serviço Educativo da Braga Media Arts, que acontece no sábado, dia 9 de janeiro (9h30), a partir da plataforma zoom. read more…

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BMA lab: Januário Jano – The Sacred Bag (Online Masterclass)

In this online masterclass, participants will have the opportunity to follow Januário Jano’s creative process. The artist will share several elements of his work and explore the cultural dimension of his artistic practice. read more…

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Loeries Presents more than 50 keynote speakers and industry leaders from across AME and the world (over 30 countries represented) take to the Loeries stage. read more…

Loeries Presents keynotes start from 1 PM SAST with Dr Rebecca Swift (global head of creative insights at Getty), Angolan visual artist Januario Jano, Jury President Till Hohmann (Film Crafts) and successful YouTube prankster and social activist Niko Omilana. read more

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Hats On – Interview with Januario Jano

A few days before the exhibition, I arrived at the gallery a few minutes before the interview to get the “vibe” of how it would play out. Little did I know that I would be basked in a conversion filled with more laughter than predicted. read more…

by Ivolpichella | Mooi

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Contemporary artist Januario Jano.

We are tactile and sensual creatures. Adrenaline is released on interaction with others as well as informing our understanding. read more…

by Anjali Singh | The Asian Curator.

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Tomorrow’s YBAs? White Cube launches a series of online exhibitions by London art graduates

Gallery owner Jay Jopling says it is vital to support the next generation during such precarious times. read more…

by Anny Shaw | The Art Newspaper

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Januario Jano featured in a group exhibition held at White Cube Gallery London.

London’s best fine art graduates take part in the online White Cube gallery exhibition.

Works by 20 of London’s most talented fine art graduates are being displayed in a new online exhibition.

The White Cube today launched the month-long show, called Tomorrow: London, featuring graduates of Fine Art Master courses from Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths, Royal College of Art, Royal Academy Schools, and Slade School of Art. read more…

By Lizzie Edmonds | Evening Standard

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Begin Again is the virtual art exhibition tackling racial inequality

Guts Gallery’s online exhibition features 48 emerging artists with proceeds going to the Free Black University. read more…

Text Gunseli Yalcinkaya | Dazed

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Public notice: an exhibition

Public notice: an exhibition is a free, exciting and unconventional art project that places the work of emerging artists in the windows of independent businesses and organisations across East London, the exhibition also will be presented at the Gallery 46 in Whitechapel read more…

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Body, Place and Memory.

Research is the central feature of my artistic practice. I am interested in exploring ideas around the body, place, and memory, reflecting on the globalized cultural space.  I am seduced by the parallels in fiction and reality. read more…

by Oliver Enwonwu and Oyindamola Olaniyan | Omenka

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Home and Abroad: Multi-disciplinary Angolan artist Januário Jano moves between three continents to create work focusing on personal and creative histories

ART AFRICA spoke to Januário Jano, who was represented by Angolan gallery This Is Not A White Cube at ARCOlisboa this year, about his practice, upcoming exhibitions, and how his work that sees his traveling across cultures, better allows him to reflect on his past and present. read more…

by Zahra Abba Omar | Artafrica magazine

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Januario Jano, tejiendo memorias cruzadas

Se lo relaciona a menudo con la moda, el diseño y los eventos VIP, pero Januario Jano (Angola, 1979) está lejos de ser ese tipo común de artistas superficiales. read more…

by Angela Rodriguez Rerea | Afribuku

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PRŌTOCOLLUM 2017/18: Global Perspectives on Visual Vocabulary

The 4th edition of PRŌTOCOLLUM, the issue for 2017/18, features contributions by 39 visual artists and art collectives from 34 countries.

The 2017/18 edition of PRŌTOCOLLUM brings together emerging talents and established artists from across Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia, lending prominence to art scenes and developments otherwise under-represented in the Western art circuit. A must-have for collectors and professionals interested in a cross-section of contemporary visual art on a truly global scale…

Get a copy here | sneak-peek here | see the index here

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ATLANTICA: Contemporary Art From Angola And Its Diaspora

The book Atlantica: Contemporary Art from Angola and its Diaspora marks the start of the publisher Hangar Books, specializing in publications within the context of contemporary arts, with particular incidence on southern epistemology.


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Ambundulando, tecendo biografias sobre o mapa da memória.

Uma análise e entrevista sobre a exposição de Januário Jano, com curadoria de Paula Nascimento e Suzana Souza no Centro Cultural Português – Instituto Camões, Luanda 26.07 – 19.08.2017. read more…

by Maria-Gracia Latedjou | Buala

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Art review: London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

A lucky few graduates seize the moment — with work that questions nature and identity. read more…
by Waldemar Januszczak | The Sunday Times

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This Year’s Fine Art Grads Use Self-Reflection to Confront Difficult Truths

The White Cube’s online graduate showcase demonstrates that the students of 2020 are concerned with the individual as a means of understanding global issues. In connecting the personal with the political, they create urgent calls to action that go far beyond creative introspection. read more…

| Elephant

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Saatchi Gallery Extends ‘London Grads Now’ Exhibition to 11 October

London, UK, 18 September 2020 – Following the successful re-opening of its main galleries, Saatchi Gallery is pleased to announce the extension of its exhibition ‘London Grads Now.’ read more…

by FAB UK Magazine

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African Art Is Here to Stay’: Collectors Were in a Buying Mood at the London Edition of the 1-54 Fair

The fair that helps launch artists’ international careers gives collectors ahead of the African art curve reasons to feel smug. read more…

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