Nástio Mosquito
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Nástio Mosquito

Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Ten African Artists to Watch out For"

A multimedia and performance artist working across music, videos, spoken word and a capella, Nástio Mosquito flirts with African stereotypes in western contexts. Often portraying himself as the central figure of his art, Mosquito’s work makes powerful political and social statements, slightly discomforting at a first glance. Past exhibitions include the 9 Artists show (2013) at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, and Across the Board: Politics of Representation at the Tate Modern in London in 2012. - The Guardian


"Se Eu Fosse Angolano" (2014)



Although "Se eu fosse Angolano", his debut album, is Nastio Mosquito's first release in music, he is already known in art circles as a multimedia and performance artist whose exhibitions include 9 Artists, Walker Art Center, Tate Modern, London and the 29th So Paulo Biennial. He has been identified by The Guardian as one of the top ten African artists to watch out for. 

"Se eu fosse Angolano" (translated as "If I was Angolan") and its accompanying disc S.E.F.A. Fast Food (Remixes) was released in Angola and Portugal in the Spring of 2014, with a worldwide release scheduled for the Fall. 

As Nastio explains, "I believe you could call me DZzzz, Gavio, Fly, The Night Fly, Saco, Nasty- O, Cucumber Slice, Zura, Zurara, e Dzzzzura, and I would always recognize your call! But if you really want to know, my mother calls me Antnio Nstio da Silva Mosquito, always followed by Ive warned you!. I was born in Angola in the month of the enlightened! I am the Crab and for that reason they say I have the potential of being a born psychologist, or even a teacher! Well, I confess that Ive decided to be a creative tramp with financial worries! Portugal was the arena where I learned some of the tables, and also learned that a ton of led and a ton of cotton weighs exactly the same! Queijas, Coimbra, Queijas and then Linho! The first poem I sang was called Abortion. I sang it to two or three friends. They said that it was cool, I believed them and I never stopped since then."

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