press release

16 September—12 November 2022
Opening: Friday 16 September, 6—9 pm


For PARLA_MUTE his first solo exhibition at Michael Janssen Berlin, YONAMINE (1975 in Luanda) presents a series of posters, silkscreens and large scale collages. The newly created works are made from a number of phrases and graphic material picked up, once more, literally from the streets and transformed incessantly through the remix and culminating in a total work of art that incorporates the entire interior and exterior gallery space.

"The title of the show - PARLA_MUTE - is the name of a pathology: a parliament without a voice. PARLA_MUTE has always existed in my subconscious, perhaps because I have lived in a country whose regime is authoritarian and militarised, where you are not allowed to think or have your own opinions. PARLA_MUTE is a kind of cultural asphyxia in search of intellectual oxygen, filled with chaos and hope." (YONAMINE, August 2022)

His works were featured in 15th Istanbul Bienal (2017), 31 São Paulo Biennale (2014), IX Sharjah Biennale (2009) and in China Africa - Crossing the world color line at Centre Pompidou (2020).

The artist’s latest institutional solo show Amnésia & Dislexia is currently on view at Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal.