Luso-Linkup (Angola/Mozambique)

 1 SEP – 30 NOV 2020

We are very excited to introduce Luamba Muinga (Angola) and Sara Carneiro (Mozambique/Portugal) as (virtual) curators in residence for our Luso-Linkup project. By focusing on networking and research, the Bag Factory’s Luso-Linkup residency project facilitates short- and long-term professional development, allowing curators to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and relationships, and build vital professional capacities.

Luamba Muinga

Luamba Muinga (Luanda, 1995) is a curator, producer, cultural critic and writer. He coordinates LabCC –  Laboratório de Crítica e Curadoria, and hosts ART APPRECIATION, a program of events focused on author cinema and video art. He has acted in curatorial projects for the exhibition / performance Amazónia Paz (2019) by Pemba; Qual Futuro (2020) collective of LabCC; and Mwata (2009) by Mussunda Nzombo. Muinga is co-founder of the art magazine Palavra&Arte and has published art articles/reviews in Cultura – Jornal Angolano de Arte e Letras. He has a degree in Social Communication from Universidade Agostinho Neto, and extensive training in curatorial / reflective research and writing practices.

Sara Carneiro

Sara Carneiro is a Portuguese visual artist and curator based in Maputo. After graduating in Fine Arts – Multimedia at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Porto (Portugal), she moved to Mozambique in 2017 where she started lecturing at the Higher Institute of Arts and Culture (ISArC).
In Maputo, she has showcased her work in individual and collective exhibitions and she started curating different projects in cultural spaces such as the Mozambican-German Cultural Center (CCMA) and the Fernando Leite Couto Foundation (FFLC). In her work, Carneiro engages in a discussion about the perception of the past/present, historical constructions and one’s identity. 

During their residency, Muinga and Carneiro produced the digital publication Are we not makers of history?  a meditation between artists / curators / authors about formats and ways of perceiving the past, present and future that advocate for the endurance of a collective memory in the Southern African region and also explore aspects that lead to the preservation of identity and emphasize a historical reflection.

This project is supported by an ANT Mobility Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).