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Nástio Mosquito is a multimedia, performance and spoken word artist who often places himself centre stage in his work, using mimicry to explore global and African politics. He often assumes roles,through mimicry, in order to express ideas occurring to him, not so much as his own cherished beliefs but rather observations on human folly manifested in modern life. The distance between his actual identity and such characterisations enables him to express himself variously as being transgressive, cool, cynical, profane and vulgar.He is particularly well known for works that refer to the Angolan Civil War, as well as sexual politics, consumerism and other symptoms of globalization.
Mosquito has performed at institutions including Tate Modern and the Walker Art Center. In 2014 Mosquito was announced as joint winner of the 3rd Future Generation Art Prize and named by The Guardian as one of Ten African Artists to Look Out For. He gained widespread attention earlier this year for his exhibition Daily Lovemaking at IKON, Birmingham, a piece that was later exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale.